Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs may have had some regrets about a comment he made late last month.
During a radio interview on Dec. 29, Jacobs said: “There’s no excuse for going 6-6 at Auburn. There needs to be some consistency. Gus can get that done.”
In an effort to make amends, Jacobs again grabbed center stage to stand by coach Gus Malzahn Tuesday night.
“I believed in Gus when we hired him and I still believe in Gus,” Jacobs said , via the Montgomery Advertiser’s Matthew Stevens.
“Football season is about what — eight and a half months away — and we’re all really excited about what is going to happen.”
Since Jacobs made those comments in late December, Auburn steamrolled Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl by a score of 31-10. Perhaps the bowl victory alleviated some of the pressure on Malzahn.
Additionally, Jacobs laid out what he called a “16 in 16” plan for Auburn to get back on the right track in 2016, according to Stevens.
The plan features 12 orders of business and goals for the Tigers athletic department.