gr82b4au 4,928 Posted January 15, 2015 Share Posted January 15, 2015 This started before Gus was coach. Auburn has only had one defense ranked in the top 60 nationally in 6 years. But in just his second year, it started to hit home. The writing was on the wall after the TAM game. The Alabama game was the nail in the coffin. You score 38 and then 44 points on teams... and lose... that is a tough pill to swallow. The man had enough. We needed to be better on defense. We needed a change. So all he did was go out and find the best possible person he could find ... He hired the #1 guy on the list, Muschamp, as the defensive coordinator. Home run hire. Then he hires T Rob to go with Muschamp, who is a very good coach and an ace recruiter. If that was not enough, they hire Thompson, a good coach and one of the best recruiters in the nation. Bring in the coaches. Have them help recruit better players. Teach them the right way to play defense. Turn them loose. Change the attitude back to the way it used to be for Auburn defenses. Will it work? Maybe...maybe not. But at least we can't say that Gus didn't try to bring in the very best to make it happen. Honestly, other then the 2010 Auburn Tigers (who won the title) and the 2013 Auburn Tigers (who played for the title and lost in the last few seconds), defense wins championships. As an AU fan, all I have to say is ... it is about freaking time. War Eagle. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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