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Chip Out As AU OC (thread title updated)

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Auburn will have a different offensive coordinator next season.

Chip Lindsey will not return as the Tigers' offensive coordinator and is expected to land another job in the near future, sources told AL.com.

Kansas has been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Lindsey, who would join Les Miles’ new staff. He has also reportedly interviewed for the Tennessee OC job along with former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze.

Lindsey was recruiting for Auburn as recently as this past weekend when he attended Pinson Valley’s playoff game along with defensive line coach Rodney Garner.

Lindsey’s decision to leave Auburn comes in the wake of the team’s 52-21 loss to Alabama that dropped the Tigers to 7-5 on the year and 3-5 in SEC play, marking the second season that Auburn has posted a sub-.500 record in SEC play during Gus Malzahn’s tenure. 

The Tigers' offense trudged through the regular-season slate this year, reaching new statistical lows in the Gus Malzahn era while displaying inconsistent play throughout the year.

The team’s offense finished the regular season ranked 67th nationally in rushing (164.1 yards per game), 88th in passing (209.5), 75th in passing efficiency (131.19), 71st in scoring (28.3 points per game) and 102nd nationally on third downs (35.8 percent).

https://www.al.com/sports/2018/12/auburn-oc-chip-lindsey-will-not-return-next-season.html#incart_river_index

 

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Ok, we’ve known this was coming. Now lets see how long it takes Gus to get his guy. 

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2 minutes ago, Gowebb11 said:

Now lets see how long it takes Gus to get his guy. 

If the assistant funds freeze reports from every AU reporter are true Gus can't get his guy.

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1 minute ago, Gowebb11 said:

Ok, we’ve known this was coming. Now lets see how long it takes Gus to get his guy. 

Bentley from South Cackalacky would be a total Auburn hire.

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So who do the PTB want now since Gus can’t hire anyone? 

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Just now, tbone1430 said:

So who do the PTB want now since Gus can’t hire anyone? 

Haven't heard anything about the PTB wanting a name but Gus wants Freeze. Not sure he can get him.

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Who is willing to be Gus OC is probably the question to be asked?       The last two, one went to UConn, the other possibly to Kansas.  Both considered one of the 5 worst D1 football programs.

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Is there a quality OC who would want to work under Gus and his offense, after seeing how he hamstrung the two he has had? Both will have taken inferior jobs to get away from Gus. 

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What is the chances that Gus doubles down and names himself as OC and then goes and finds someone as a QB coach? 

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Just now, ellitor said:

Haven't heard anything about the PTB wanting a name but Gus wants Freeze. Not sure he can get him.

Yeah, probably safe just cross him off our wish list.

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How sure are we about the reported hamstrings on hiring assistants? I can't fathom why anyone involved (Leath, Harbert, or Greene) would intentionally sabotage Gus's chances at success next year. I feel like if Gus wants Freeze we'll pay for it 

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1 minute ago, aufan@una said:

What is the chances that Gus doubles down and names himself as OC and then goes and finds someone as a QB coach? 

Problem there is Gus hasn't let an offense coach do real work with the QBs before. Hard to see him letting go of that control now.

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