Auburn coaching candidate trending as fans are doing what they can to prevent his potential hire
As Auburn’s coaching search continues in an effort to replace Gus Malzahn, reports have continuously surfaced that defensive coordinator Kevin Steele may be in line to take over as Auburn’s head coach.
Auburn fans don’t seem to be in agreement with this move.
The Twitter hashtag #StopSteele has surfaced, as fans hope for a more accomplished hire to replace Malzahn.
Steele has certainly done an excellent job as Auburn’s defensive coordinator, and has the respect of college coaches across the country, but his only head coaching experience was a miserable stint at Baylor from 1999 to 2002 in which Steele went 9-36.
Steele made an appearance at a press conference on Wednesday to discuss Auburn’s 12 signees during the early signing period, and the hashtag made a quick appearance on one of the first replies.
It is abundantly clear that Kevin Steele is not the preferred choice for the majority of the Auburn faithful.
There is a reason you never heard Steele’s name come up in any head coaching openings in the last 4 years.
— Auburn Memes (@AuburnMemes) December 16, 2020
NO STEELE, YOU WILL LOSE THE AUBURN FANBASE IF YOU DO THIS@AGreeneIV @KirkHerbstreit @davidpollack47 @TheAthleticCFB @DesmondHoward @CollegeGameDay @ESPNCFB @SECNetwork @BoJackson pic.twitter.com/n6d10hbQUL
— Jason Smith (@JasonSm39679259) December 16, 2020
— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) December 16, 2020
— Todd Gantt (@JABA_WDE) December 16, 2020
— Auburn Reddit (@AuburnReddit) December 16, 2020
— Kevin J (@wishbone32) December 16, 2020
Do not do this Auburn. You have a chance to not screw this up. And hiring Steele would be the DEFINITION OF SCREWING UP!!!!! #StopSteele
— Wes Richards (@WesRichards7) December 16, 2020