Yes, Gus Malzahn is no longer the head coach of the Auburn Tigers!
Look, we hold no ill will towards Gus and we wish him a fine future. Perhaps at a mid-major school where four losses a year is considered acceptable. But that is not acceptable at an SEC school with the resources that Auburn has. He simply was not a good fit, and that was reflected in the numbers that he posted. If we wanted mediocrity, there are plenty of cheaper mediocre coaches out there.
That is the core issue. If you want to write an epitaph for the Gus Malzahn era at Auburn, it would be a story of mediocrity. It would be a story of winning plenty of games - especially against lesser teams - but losing the ones that mattered and often in spectacular fashion. It would be a story of consistently failing to live up to expectations. It would be a story of having a lopsided losing record against Auburn's biggest rivals and never even winning a road game against them. It would be a story of barely being competitive in the SEC, and never making the playoffs.
It's time for us to move forward from the Gus Malzahn era towards a brighter future where Auburn can once again be among the top of the SEC.