Former Southern Miss QB explains why OC Chip Lindsey will work wonders at Auburn

Jan 21, 2017; Auburn, AL, USA; New Auburn Tigers offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is introduced to the media following the basketball game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Auburn Arena.  Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

If there’s one person who can describe what Chip Lindsey is capable of accomplishing at Auburn, it’s former Southern Miss quarterback Nick Mullins.

Mullins, who played for Lindsey in high school and at USM from 2014-15, joined The Opening Drive on WJOX 94.5 to discuss why Auburn’s offense is in perfectly good hands moving forward into the 2017 season.

“I’m super excited for him. He really taught me everything I know about the quarterback position,” said Mullins. “I never really had a personal quarterback coach, but learning from him in high school, [where he ran] the Dana Holgorsen/West Virginia kind of spread system, and then he went to Auburn and got more run-game oriented, and then at Southern Miss we put it all together.”

Mullins is referring to the 2015 season, where the Golden Eagles scored 39.9 points per game (13th nationally) and combined to produce 59 points against Power 5 opponents Nebraska and Washington.

Mullins himself finished with a career-best 4,476 yards passing with 38 touchdowns (t-4th in FBS) and 12 interceptions that year to go along with a 9-4 record after the team had combined for four total wins the previous two years combined.

“…he’s willing to listen to new ideas and adapt to new situations that he’s in, and he knows how to use his personnel,” said Mullins. “He’s a great leader, great communicator, and he’s really going to connect with the players — that’s the biggest thing.

“Everywhere he’s gone, he’s remained the same person,” he added. “No big stage has changed him, no smaller stage has changed him. He’s a great coach and I know he’ll do great things at Auburn.”

To listen to the entire interview, listen below or head over to the podcast website.

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