Gus Bus runs into the ditch: Auburn fans mad at Malzahn following poor Iron Bowl showing
As Alabama built a big lead in the Iron Bowl, the well-known drumbeat to fire Auburn coach Gus Malzahn cranked up one more time.
Many fans had moved on from the 2019 win for Auburn, and instead focused on the lackluster offense led by Bo Nix, which struggled to find any traction against the Crimson Tide. Even though Malzahn is one of just two active coaches to have three wins over Nick Saban-coached Alabama, the lopsided loss on Saturday boiled over the War Eagle frustrations.
By the time Auburn made it 42-13 late in the game, Nix was 22-for-36 passing for 220 yards and two interceptions. The Crimson Tide had 3 sacks and 8 tackles for a loss as they built a 21-3 lead by halftime.
Here is a sampling of some of the frustration from the Auburn fan base:
If Gus Malzahn is not fired after this game, then when he does eventually go, a lot of people in the athletics department better go too. This program is a laughing stock because of him. The problems on this team are on his shoulders. Recruiting, gameplay, like this 7 years in???
— Ben DeWitt (@justdoit19934) November 28, 2020
We paid Gus Malzahn $49 million for 7 years in 2017 to keep him from going to ARKANSAS.
He’s sending out the field goal unit while Alabama puts up touchdown after touchdown.
We deserve this. We can also end this.
It’s time for a change.
— Zack Webster (@zweb95) November 28, 2020
Gus Malzahn robbed Auburn University and won’t ever have to pay any consequences. It’s so disgusting I can’t fathom it
— caleb walker⚡️ (@Caleb12304Caleb) November 28, 2020
Iron Bowl in the third quarter: Alabama 35, Auburn 6
Meanwhile in 2032: U.S. Sen. Gus Malzahn (R-Auburn)
— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) November 28, 2020
Auburn’s offensive looks terrible under Chad Morris.
Not just today against Bama, they’ve been up and down all year.
— Andrea Katherine (@stl_blonde) November 28, 2020
GUS MALZAHN IS AN OFFENSIVE GENIUS
-Barn, after Iron Bowl 2k19
— Katniss of Tarth (@Kats820) November 28, 2020
Can we fire Gus Malzahn now? If Bama can run the score up enough for that to happen, I’d love nothing more end this terrible 2020 year
— Will Griggs (@WillTheThrill24) November 28, 2020
Pete Golding has whipped Gus Malzahn’s ass today. #RollTide
— Richard Houston (@HoustonRichard) November 28, 2020
Oh look it’s Gus Malzahn not developing his five star quarterbacks again, whoops.
— Cade (@CadeConville04) November 28, 2020
Firing Gus Malzahn would redeem 2020. #FireGusMalzahn
— Cole Muzio (@ColeMuzio) November 28, 2020
@AGreeneIV this is unacceptable. Please find our great university another leader that can develop talent, and recruit better. Gus Malzahn is a great person, but that don’t win you games. Getting beat down like this is 100% unacceptable
— John Bergin (@Bergin256) November 28, 2020
Will this be the game that finally rids us of Gus Malzahn and Bo Nix? I can only dream.
— Melissa Cain (@_melissaalyse) November 28, 2020
Step 1: Fire Gus Malzahn
Step 2: Replace Bo Nix
— Smooth (@Kyng_Symba) November 28, 2020
— Kyle Loomis (@TygerEye24) November 28, 2020
— Kara Silvers (@klsilvers) November 28, 2020
— T.M. Robinson-Mosley, Ph.D. (@Doctor_Mosley) November 28, 2020