Gus Malzahn came right in during the 2013 season and bolted the Auburn Tigers to the BCS National Championship Game, one year removed from a season in which the program went 3-9 under Gene Chizik. The main, driving force behind the turnaround was how well the pieces that were there fit into his up-tempo, fast-paced style of offense.
But, with there always being room for improvement, Malzahn thinks the offense this season, with the experience they’ve gained, can be even faster.
“We think we can be quite a bit faster,” Malzahn said. “There’s times last year, like I said, we had a lot of new people out there, a lot of moving parts, and as you get more comfortable the faster you can get.
A statement like that has to make the Nick Saban’s and Bret Bielema’s of the world cringe, especially on the heels of the proposed 10-second rule getting the axe from the committee.
With Nick Marshall returning at QB with that one year of experience under his belt, though, Gus’ comments there could end up having some validity.