It amazes me that slightly more than a moth ago Auburn University was announcing the firing of Coach Gene Chizik after a 2010 undefeated season and a national title, following the school’s worst record (in 2012) in decades.
Many sports writers were putting the Auburn story front and center for all to read, and unfortunately setting up Auburn as the butt of many gut wrenching jokes and slights.
Well, how things have changed in this very short time. After the search committee selected arguably the best possible candidate to the beloved Auburn Tiger football program, things are most definitely looking up.
Coach Malzahn went to work immediately and assembled a “dream team” of a coaching staff (with more total SEC experience than any other current SEC team); and just as important, a team of the best recruiters in football.
I say this because look at where we are today. Sure, the Auburn Tigers have had their share of de-commitments from some outstanding recruits, but Coach Malzahn and crew have recruited hard.
The difference here is that the kids they are now getting commitments from, fit well in the future scheme of the football program. I don’t know of any other time or situation where a program that was so devastated has remained so viable through the recruiting process.
Sure, I know that the pundits will say the proof is on the playing field. But if they play as well as I expect, based on the place we were at a month ago and where we are at now, my expectations will will most assuredly become reality. WAR EAGLE and FAMILY ALL IN!!!