His work there is done.


“When I decided to go back and call plays, that’s really who I am. I’m an offensive guy,” Malzahn said at SEC Football Media Days. “When I’m back in the swing of things, the day-in and day-out coaching on the field, what happens is the whole team takes on my personality. It just feels natural. I wasn’t really good at standing back and watching you.”



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7 responses to “His work there is done.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Well, that was then and this is now.


  2. Granthams replacement

    Rinse, lather, repeat. Scapegoat for 8-5 to buy Gus more time.


  3. If Gus is this great offensive mind, why did he need to hire Chad Morris?

    This would be like Kirby hiring Barry Odom to be his defensive coordinator after being fired at Missouri.

    This whole thing looks like higher-up meddling in Greater Opelika. It’s going to be fun watching how this plays out.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      tbh, Kirby hiring Barry would make more sense as our D has done well and the implication would be that he trusts Barry to competently execute on his behalf.

      With Gus, is he asking Chad to do what Gus would otherwise do? Fix what Gus hasn’t done well? Give plausible deniability when they don’t?


    • Bulldog Joe

      Higher-up “meddling” put an Auburn team in the Final Four and the College World Series last year. Gus needed someone to develop his quarterback.

      Looks like Gus listened. Allen Greene is doing a great job there.


  4. Reverend Whitewall

    I found the hiring to be a bit odd for exactly that reason. I had read in multiple places before the season how Gus had decided his team was better when he called the plays, but surely Morris would have had his pick of jobs and wouldn’t go somewhere he didn’t have control. I dunno, definitely seems like an odd hire.

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  5. Bright Idea

    So Pat Dye gets to change his mind, again. He thought Gus calling the plays would save Auburn.