Sexton does his job, plays the game, and takes Auburn for $7 mil. annually and $30mil.-plus buyout. Cool, Gus.— Justin Hokanson (@_JHokanson) December 5, 2020
But, that means the close scrutiny and demand for less than four losses every year is every bit deserved.
Your new contract set the new expectations. Deal with it.
it’s hard to believe Gus Malzahn makes $7 million a year to lose 4+ games for 7 years in a row— KP (@kourtlandperry) December 5, 2020
Never seen a team play so conservatively in the 4th quarter on both sides of the ball with a chance to upset the No. 5 team in the country https://t.co/smvway1t8U— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) December 5, 2020
Yea, but, three of Auburn’s four losses are to top ten teams. It’s fine.— Justin Hokanson (@_JHokanson) December 5, 2020
Oh, you lost to Georgia and Alabama 69-19? No biggie.
I mean, what do you expect? Not to lose four games every year?
Relax. It’s all good. I say give Gus Malzahn more money. He’s a good guy after all.
Auburn is laying down. That's the Gus Malzahn special.— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) December 5, 2020
Malzahn found a way to lose four games in a shortened season.— OSFrye (@OFrye84) December 5, 2020
Malzahn’s problem with the average #Auburn fan is that he hasn’t been competitive at all with Georgia and he hasn’t been competitive enough with Alabama. That will never work in this part of the country - even with occasional peaks of success.— AUFAMILY.com (@AUFAMILY) November 29, 2020
Gus Malzahn is now 0-4 against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 0-4 against Georgia in Athens and 0-4 against LSU in Baton Rouge.— Pat Smith (@patsmithradio) November 29, 2020
After 8 damn years, staying within 24.5 pts of your in-state rival really isn't that much to ask.— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) November 28, 2020
Alabama out there trying to make Gus Malzahn a U.S. Senator.— Charles Evans (@banditref) November 28, 2020
Auburn's point differential in three Iron Bowl wins under Gus Malzahn: +21— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) November 28, 2020
Auburn's point differential in four Iron Bowl losses under Gus Malzahn: -112 (as of right now)
And here we are.— Justin Hokanson (@_JHokanson) November 28, 2020
Another dominating loss to a rival.
It’s become such a norm that we didn’t even barely blink an eye at being 24.5-point underdogs.
This is embarrassing. Again.
Year. 8. And this is the best Auburn can do in Tuscaloosa. In year 8.— Nathan Deal (@NattyD13) November 28, 2020
How much is Malzahn's buyout again? pic.twitter.com/m53TLXJS19— Ryan C. Fowler (@RyanCFowler) November 28, 2020
Keep kicking field goals Gus Malzahn.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) November 28, 2020
Quick thoughts:— Brian Stultz (@brianjstultz) November 28, 2020
1. Auburn should NEVER be a 25-point underdog to anyone. That is embarrassing and points toward Gus Malzahn and where this program is right now.
2. Bo Nix needs to rip into Seth Williams again after that drop.
3. This could get really ugly.
Good morning.— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) October 18, 2020
Auburn ranks 12th in the SEC and 64th (out of 77 teams) nationally in scoring offense at 21.8 points per game.
Being an Auburn fan, it's weird how Alabama's QBs get better every year. What's that like? Is it as nice as it seems? Also, related note, what's it like to make meaningful 2nd half adjustments?— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) October 18, 2020
It feels like every year for the past century, Gus Malzahn is underperforming and supposedly on the hot seat, yet every fall, there is he on the sideline at Auburn again.— Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) October 17, 2020
Gus Malzahn on the offense's inconsistency: "Could be just Game 4 after not going through spring. I don't know."— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) October 17, 2020
Gus Malzahn has hired ~four~ different OCs since becoming head coach. If you think we’ve struck out on four separate hires you are stupid 🙂— christmas kt (@katethegreat27) October 17, 2020
We paid Gus Malzahn $49 mil for 7 years to keep him from going to SEC powerhouse ARKANSAS.— Zack Webster (@zweb95) October 17, 2020
We deserve this.
Ball game. The wolves are at the door for the Malzahn era. That’s just a rough game all around.— Sharife Cooper Liberation Front (@CollegeAndMag) October 17, 2020
Gus Malzahn isn’t the answer at Auburn anymore. He’s a good guy and a good coach, but it’s just stale now. Auburn’s program shouldn’t be in this poor of shape in his eighth year.— Nathan Deal (@NattyD13) October 17, 2020
Time to find a new coach.
This is so embarrassing. If you’re ok with this in year 8 of Gus Malzahn then you’re the problem.— #FreeSharife (@BigBarnerBrand) October 17, 2020
Auburn loses by 8 points after throwing three interceptions that turned into three touchdowns — including two in a first half in which the defense was playing well when it had field position.— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) October 17, 2020
There's your ball game.
Auburn is 2-2 and extremely fortunate to not be 1-3.
Gus Malzahn. Not undefeated against former assistants.— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) October 17, 2020
We have too much talent at WR to not be putting up points— Ryan Davis (@thaRD5) October 17, 2020
Auburn under Gus Malzahn: Where 5-star QBs go to die.— Brian Stultz (@brianjstultz) October 17, 2020
Can blame the QB all ya want but If you know ball you know the issue deeper than that— Chandler Wooten (@ItsMeWootang) October 17, 2020
It's The COVID Season and everything is stupid and weird, everywhere, all over, but it's just so damn hard to watch that game and feel like Auburn's coaching is making the most of its offensive talent. Or coming within the same zipcode of making the most of its offensive talent— Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) October 10, 2020
Want to reduce the Auburn fanbase's grumpiness with Gus Malzahn to a nutshell? Gus's offense in Year 8--w/ an experienced QB and studs at RB/WR--just got played to a draw, at home, to Sam Pittman's in Year 1.— Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) October 10, 2020
Ball game.— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) October 10, 2020
Auburn has a 2-1 record.
Auburn has major problems.
In its last 13 halves against top-10 opponents in road games, Auburn has been outscored 194-85.— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) October 4, 2020
Yep.— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) October 4, 2020
And the last time Auburn scored more than 21 points on the road against a top-10 team was... the 2010 Iron Bowl. https://t.co/mcx8x8KS9m
Auburn finished with 216 yards of total offense.— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) October 4, 2020
That's the team's worst output since being held to 117 yards against Clemson in 2017
Auburn’s points per games vs. ranked teams under Gus Malzahn:— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) November 17, 2019
2013: 38.0 (3rd in FBS/1st in SEC)
2014: 26.7 (35th/6th)
2015: 17.7 (68th/8th)
2016: 15.5 (75th/9th)
2017: 25.4 (26th/2nd)
2018: 20.2 (56th/10th)
2019: 18.5 (55th/8th)
Is Auburn's offense better than what it's showing on the field, particularly against top competition?— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) November 17, 2019
Gus Malzahn: "At times we are and at times we're not. We're still a work in progress."
It's Nov. 16.
Three takeaways from Auburn's 21-14 loss to Georgia:— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) November 17, 2019
— Let Bo Nix run a two-minute offense all four quarters
— Kevin Steele's defense made big stop after big stop after big stop late in the game
— Fans have every right to be frustrated with Gus Malzahnhttps://t.co/RAedLpKwke
Gus Malzahn had two weeks to come up with an offensive plan against a good UGA D. Through one half: 0 points, 147 yards, 32 rushing yards https://t.co/aTVa7dUrTE— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) November 16, 2019
After Game 10 of Year 7.https://t.co/S2uWEZLt8r— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) November 17, 2019
Auburn would owe Gus Malzahn around $27 million if it fired him.— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) November 11, 2019
Gus Malzahn would owe Auburn just about $7 million if he quits for another job.
These numbers will likely be important soon. And also, everyone remember to thank Jay Jacobs for this POS contract.
Only 2 SEC schools, Auburn and Vanderbilt, have failed to produce an NFL first-round draft pick in the last 5 years. The rundown:— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) April 26, 2019
Ole Miss 4
Miss. State 3
Texas A&M 3
S. Carolina 1
Auburn has a 21-19 record in SEC games over the last five seasons— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) November 25, 2018
Auburn is predictable on Offense based on personel.— Jordan Rodgers (@JRodgers11) October 15, 2018
vs Tenn when a TE/FB (predominantly Chandler Cox) is on the field vs off the field:
On — 35/47 Rush or Screen: 74%
Off — 30/33 Pass: 91%
Teams play coverage vs 4 wide, load the box vs heavy sets. Can’t win like this.
WATCH: Video captures Jeremy Pruitt calling out where Auburn will throw before Tigers can even snap the ball https://t.co/VeKJU2R7tU— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) October 17, 2018