AUBURN, Ala. — After two subpar performances against Power 5 competition in a 1-2 start to the season, Auburn’s offense needed a change. According to reports, the Tigers will have at least one major one Saturday.
According to former Auburn assistant coach Jack Crowe and James Crepea of AL.com, Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee will call plays for the Tigers against No. 18 LSU (6 p.m. ET, ESPN).
War Damn change! Gus relinquishing play calling 2 OC TODAY/Desperation. Assistant Coaches not pawns!! Scapegoating is failure of leadership
— Jack Crowe (@CoachJackCrowe) September 24, 2016
I can confirm, via a source, that OC Rhett Lashlee will call plays for Auburn tonight. @CoachJackCrowe first reported.
— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) September 24, 2016
Crowe was Auburn’s offensive coordinator under Pat Dye from 1982-85, and the Alabama native has continued to be plugged into the program since his retirement from coaching in 2012.
Lashlee has been coach Gus Malzahn’s offensive coordinator since his arrival before the 2013 season, but Malzahn is the primary play-caller for the Tigers.