Welp, it pretty much stunk, especially by Malzahn’s standards.
If I were a current Auburn quarterback, I wouldn’t get too comfortable, either.
Malzahn has spent plenty of late nights attempting to address the Tigers’ offensive woes. On the recruiting trail, the Tigers targeted and received commitments from two mobile quarterbacks. John Franklin III, a transfer from East Mississippi Community College, is expected to compete for the starting job in the spring.
Sure, they’re losing money spending like sailors on shore leave, but you’ve gotta love the “ah, hell, let’s just do it” attitude of adding another humongous video board to Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Never one to want to fall behind a trend, ESPN jump starts the Gus Bus 2016 Hot Seat meme.
There’s nothing like making yourself look like an out of control ass on national TV and costing your team three points in the process.
Been a while since I’ve stocked up the breakfast bar.
- Does anyone believe Larry Scott when he says, “Very, very low on the totem pole is what’s best to get a team in the playoff.”?
- Herbie runs his mouth again, apologizes..
- James Carville says it’s time for a fan bill of rights. Not gonna happen.
- Continuing problems with the Neyland Stadium turf? I’m shocked, shocked to hear that.
- SEC Network’s Dari Nowkhah on the media’s preseason love for Auburn: “But we believed the hype about Jeremy Johnson. We believed the hype about Will Muschamp.” Well, whose fault is that?
- Miami goes with a search committee and a search firm in its hunt for a new coach. Nice belt and suspenders approach there. At least the AD will have plenty of people to blame if the hire flops.
- Further evidence that the people running college sports have no clue how to manage a dollar: University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides said the school’s decision to pay Steve Spurrier for the remainder of his current contract year even though Spurrier resigned mid-season was made at least partially out of concern that it would end up having to pay him an even greater amount of money.
- Gosh, you’d think winning a national title and playing for another one this decade would make Auburn fans less grumpy than this.
I’m not feelin’ the hate this week, people.
You probably didn’t know this, but it turns out that one of the reasons Auburn’s season has been disappointing is because its defensive coordinator is green.
As to the “overrated” part of the question, I’d say they had far too many questions — new quarterback, new center, lost top two running backs from last season, plus breaking in a first-year defensive coordinator in Muschamp — at the beginning of this season for it to be fair to expect them to win the SEC and contend for a playoff spot… [Emphasis added.]
Boom went bust, but it’s understandable because he never coached defense in the SEC before. Got it.