January 16th, 2012 01:12 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Auburn
Tags: Gene Chizik, Gus Malzahn
Rumors have been swirling since Gus Malzahn announced he was leaving that Auburn might go from its current spread offense to a pro-style offense under its next coordinator. Gene Chizik hasn’t hired a new O-coordinator yet an he’s not been interested in telling fans or media what his plans entail.
But he is giving Tiger recruits a hint of what’s to come. According to wide receiver prospect Jaquay Williams:
“He said it’s going to be a little bit of the same. Four receivers. Three receivers. It’ll be more a little pro-style. It’s going to be good.”
According to Charles Goldberg of Al.com, Williams also said that he “got the feeling” that Auburn’s new coordinator will be announced “later in the week.”
Now, this is the word of a teenager so who knows if he correctly interpreted what Chizik was telling him. That said, at least it’s a clue for info-starved Auburn fans.
Those close to the Tiger program believe Chizik would like to create more of a pro-style offense. Problem is… he’s got a roster filled with players recruited to play in Malzahn’s hurry-up, spread system. It makes sense, then, that he might try to marry the two concepts in 2012.
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