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The New old Malzahn

By on December 11th, 2012 in Member Post 3 Comments »

I remember the start of the Malzahn era at Auburn. He and his offense were unrestricted. I now believe with Coach Dye’s 50/50 hindsight that Coach Chizik felt his defense was being abused by the hurry-up, no-huddle offense and made Gus slow it down. ( I’ve also seen this posted in reliable places ). This, of course, aided and abetted our opposing defenses and created the appearance of Gus’ offense being figured out. I doubt he returned to Auburn without a promise of total control of the program.

I’m ready for the new / old HUNH offense and feel our defense will get dramatically better !

Get on the GUS BUS all you sons and daughters of Auburn.


  1. soxpatch says:

    auh20 I couldn’t agree with you more….I have had the same thoughts. To me the blame for the horrible season should go to Chizik for not letting Gus do his thing. That and the fact that Chiz should have done a little more of the defensive coaching himself.

  2. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..We’re still way too thin at linebacker, to be great on defense next season. I really liked what Coach Johnson said about an emphasis on tackling and angles. To me, that will help a ton! They handed the ball off, go wrap him up and pull him down!

    …..This past season, guys were still trying to stay in their gap when the back was ten yards downfield.

  3. mikeautiger says:

    Yes I missed all the misdirection he started with early on but got away from. In 50 years of playing, coaching and watching football I could hardly ever know which way the ball went and neither could the D. Get on the Gus bus and let it roll put the pedal to the metal.