Is the best yet to come for Auburn?
Gus Malzahn believes so. The fourth-year Auburn coach started his career with a bang, capping the greatest turnaround in SEC history with a national runner-up finish in the BCS Championship Game in January 2014.
Auburn, however, has lost nine of the last 11 SEC games and is looking for a consistent player at quarterback after a 7-6 finish last season.
“It’d be a great time to come to Auburn,” Malzahn said recently, according to Auburn’s website. “I really believe these next three or four years are fixing to be our best years we’ve had. The way everything is set up with our staff and with our players, it’s going to be really exciting. Our players are doing wonderful in the classroom, off the field, and had a great spring.”
As for the quarterback battle among Jeremy Johnson, Sean White and newcomer John Franklin III?
“I think we’re in a good spot, quarterback-wise,” Malzahn said. “All three of the guys really improved. John Franklin’s learning the offense, but he’s got a lot of talent. Jeremy and Sean both improved. I think we’re in a good spot with that position.”