Regardless of who authored the article it's pretty short sighted to argue that the AU job is anything but unstable. AU has fired every coach in their history except for one IIRC. The facts in the article may not be true but the overall point is. The AU job is volatile and unstable. One minute the coach is getting an extension and the next year he can be on the hot seat..Sports by Brooks lol. Wolk's reaction says it all.
That is basically the goal I think. If he loses to Bama this year he’ll be a talking head for ESPN.Not sure why Stoops would subject himself to the meddling that goes on in that program. And it does show a bit of obsession. If they lose to A&M, LSU and UGA, but beat Alabama, Gus keeps his job?
LSU or UGA or Bama and 8 wins would likely save his job. He's in big trouble if he loses all 3. There will be noise either way if things go as expected.That is basically the goal I think. If he loses to Bama this year he’ll be a talking head for ESPN.
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AUDub, what does the fan base think of Gus? I hear people in the media talk about his offense style in not so glowing terms.LSU or UGA or Bama and 8 wins would likely save his job. He's in big trouble if he loses all 3. There will be noise either way if things go as expected.
I mean, they've got to be considered serious underdogs to all 3. They do have the UGA/Bama double header at Jordan-Hare this year, but still, a freshman QB and those 3 teams all have veteran QBs performing at the highest levels? It makes no sense whatsoever to have the mindset of win or bust.LSU or UGA or Bama and 8 wins would likely save his job. He's in big trouble if he loses all 3. There will be noise either way if things go as expected.
It is mostly negative.AUDub, what does the fan base think of Gus? I hear people in the media talk about his offense style in not so glowing terms.
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Yep. Pretty much sums it from my AU family (wife and two kids’ perspective and their “extended family” of Auburn fans).It is mostly negative.
Gus is a good but flawed offensive mind. He's very good at scheming to get the defense's eyes going the wrong way and exploiting matchups, and when things are clicking, it's a things of beauty to watch.
Beyond that, things get predictable. Get a big first down? Immediately followed by a dive up the middle out of the hurry up. Get behind the sticks? Prepare for a poorly thought up passing play with maybe two receivers in the progression.
Then there are the times he outsmarts himself. The poor redzone series after the big fumble return in the Oregon game didn't come out of a vacuum. We were hitting them pretty good with the power run game, but he called slow developing sweeps such and we settled for a FG. Gashing the D for 6-8 yards? Prepare for a goofy double reverse that costs us the rythm.
It's pretty frustrating. Gus just can't get out of his own way sometimes.
In it's bare form, it really works very well. Auburn does a lot of window dressing to get the defense going the wrong direction for what typically ends up being a fairly basic power dive or buck sweep, and we'll do very well with it. Eventually, the defense will get caught cheating and *BAM*, the wheel route down the sideline is wide open for a big gain.Pretty bad when my son can watch them line up and “calls the play” based on formation, motion of the play, and personnel over half the time. My son is an astute observer of all things Auburn football related, but no more so than many football fans.