Chris Todd had the benefit of a solid OL--an OL recruited and developed for smashmouth football. That's going to be the real recruiting challenge for Gus.
I may disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.
Chris Todd did well in 2009. However, the SEC hadn't experienced that Gus offense. It wasn't the one he showed while at Arkansas. Cam did well in 2010 because he's unreal. 2011 didn't work as well because the OL was young (sidenote - was this year and will be next) and SEC coaches were catching on to Gus.
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
Foster made a comment in an interview with AL.com that he would go where ever Trooper went. Here's betting that you see Trooper hired by Georgia within the next few weeks. Here's a different article, but basically saying the same thing.
3pt lucky saves against KY and MS ST, an OT win vs Clemson where the receiver dropped a perfect pass that hit him in the gut, a win at SC when SS and Garcia had their worst game of the year/career, and a 3point last play field goal against OR.
The barn will be a 7-8 win team with 9-10 wins occasionally.
Serve no master but your own ambition.
This is a clear indication to me that Gus Malzahn is being allowed to take control and hire only the people he wants. He is going to be successful and Auburn will be in the mix for the SEC West within 2 years.
UA BS Mechanical Engineering 1992
But it has been posted somewhere on here that he wanted Trooper and was turned down by the PTB!