Some good observations there. Reading Auburn forums, which I do at times, reveals part of the problem. Many of them are dead set on a 3 yard and cloud of dust philosophy with the pass thrown in once in awhile.
Back when they were replacing Tuberville, many of them trashed Tony Franklin and what they called the “gimmick offense.” Then lo and behold Malzahn comes in and gives them a NC with his gimmick offense.
Switch to next scene, Tony Franklin is at ULM lightning it up with guess who, Tony Franklin and Sonny is in the discussion as next Auburn coach.
Meanwhile Tuberville is at Texas Tech lightning it up with Neal Brown as OC, a disciple of Leach/Dana Holgorson and one of those gimmick offenses.
By the way Tuberville is widely rumored to be headed back to the SEC to Arky and will bring the “gimmick” offense.
The sad part of it all is Auburn’s best hope against the Saban machine is a good coach who can run a spread, win games with less talent than Bama is putting on the field. This is the exact thing you might note that Saban is complaining about, fast break spread offenses that hurry up. His SEC type defenses are not geared to stop such contraptions.
If I were a sought after coach I would never go to Auburn. Right now they are talking about Petrino and how they could forgive his “sins.” A large part of the fan base is more concerned about whether or not he could be Christianized rather than win football games.
They also seem to want both Gogue and Jacobs fired on the spot and running a seven eleven in the local area. Some claim that Jacobs told Chizik’s staff not to do business with stores in the area who were friends of Tuberville. It all has a small town flavor that remind one of old Peyton Place series.
And then we hear the NCAA is still going to want some splaining about a few things very soon.