It was a rough outing for an Auburn team that was forced to play catch-up for most of the night, as the Tigers were ousted by the Gamecocks, 98–69. Last night marked Auburn's worst loss to South Carolina in program history, and the Gamecocks' 98 points were the second most they have ever scored in SEC play. Frank Martin's ... Read Full Story
Less than two months out of high school, Austin Wiley has been named the SEC Freshman Player of the Week for leading Auburn to a 78–74 win over LSU and a 84–64 victory over Alabama. The 6-foot-11 center just turned 18 two weeks ago and has improved with each appearance since arriving on the Plains December 16th. Saturday he... Read Full Story
Although he has only been on the Plains for five weeks, he’s already making his presence felt. The 6′ 11″ Wiley has become the Tigers’ floor general: running the floor, rebounding, blocking shots, and scoring inside. In a performance reminiscent of his father, Wiley pulled down nine rebounds Saturday night and scored a career-high 20 points against the Tide.
Arizona State's Offensive Coordinator, Chip Lindsey, a close friend of Gus Malzahn, has been hired in the same position at Auburn. According to reports, Lindsey was Malzahn's top choice all along, but Malzahn had to convince influential boosters within the program. He has a track record of hiring people he's acquainted with as... Read Full Story
There was a whirlwind of speculation when Rhett Lashlee made the move to UConn. Since then, the majority of names that surfaced as his successor have gone by the wayside, and no new ones have surfaced nor have there been any developments . Just as important could be the effect of not having an offensive coordinator soon.
The Auburn defense will be salty again (Photo by Acid Reign) War Eagle, everybody! It's time now to look ahead to next year in Auburn football. Yes, all the news this week swirls around the potential hiring of a new offensive coordinator. Folks, there has been nothing of substance from head coach Gus Malzahn and li... Read Full Story
We were hopeful that Gus Malzahn was going to make a hire for Rhett Lashlee's replacement before this big weekend's visit of recruits. However, that possibility looks less likely now that Mike Yurcich, (who appeared to be the leading candidate for the Auburn offensive coordinator job) has taken his name off the list. The announc... Read Full Story
Auburn is heading back home to take on LSU in what is a must-win matchup for Bruce Pearl's squad. Sitting at 1–4 in the conference, another loss tonight would put Auburn in quite a hole with the bulk of conference play still to come. Danjel Purifoy looks to be doubtful tonight, as the freshman forward is still nursing an ank... Read Full Story
The latest rumor as we go to press is that Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is at the top of Malzahn’s list. Could he be wooed away from what seems like a good spot on Mike Gundy’s staff? No one knows the answer, but we do know that he is one of the best in the business. In his four seasons in Stillwater ...
Auburn football just got a whole lot more interesting. With Rhett Lashlee jettisoning to Connecticut, Gus Malzahn has a chance to remake himself and this football program. The test will be whether Malzahn has the discipline to let someone else put their mark on the offense.As things got tight down the stretch last season, he beg... Read Full Story
The Tigers must replace coordinator Rhett Lashlee (Photo by Acid Reign) War Eagle, everybody! The talk around the Auburn football complex this week has focused on the departure of offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Speculation runs rampant on whether Lashlee was forced out or left to get out from under the shadow... Read Full Story
Auburn pulled off an ugly win against Missouri this past Tuesday. The Tigers exceeded their last year's win total as they chalked up their 11th victory. Up next are the sixth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Auburn travels to Rupp Arena, seeking a repeat of last season's shocking Auburn win.
Auburn fans awoke this morning to news that long-time offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee made a lateral move to UConn, leaving the most important position on Gus Malzahn's staff vacant. Two names have exploded on social media. While one is a line in the sand for fans, so should the other. Read why.
Question is who will Auburn turn to replace Lashlee? Speculation has mounted for weeks that former Baylor head coach Art Briles could be the guy if Lashlee were to leave. It's no secret that Briles is a good friend of Gus Malzahn.
Well, it sure wasn't pretty, and it certainly didn't look easy, but Auburn is leaving Missouri with its first SEC win of the year. The loss of Danjel Purifoy, who is out indefinitely with an ankle injury, certainly hurt the Tigers last night, as the overall energy on the court was lacking. Picking up the slack, however, was Mu... Read Full Story
When you reflect on the tenure of Gus Malzahn, the seasons kind of run together. You really can’t tell one from the other. Athletic Director Jay Jacobs says he wants consistency for the program. I think he’s found it in Malzahn.Since the 2013 season, Auburn has lost at least five games a year. In contrast, Alabama has lost t... Read Full Story