Report: Auburn AD Jay Jacobs 'We have to stop losing games we should win'
After starting the season off with a 1-2 record, the heat appears to have risen significantly on Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn’s seat. Already coming off a disappointing 6-6 regular season in 2015, the Tigers may need to turn things around quickly to save Malzahn’s job.
Keep in mind, Auburn’s last home SEC win was Oct. 25 of 2014!
Of course the school’s athletic director Jay Jacobs has taken notice. After referring to Malzahn as ‘the greatest offensive mind in the nation’ this offseason, the Tigers have failed to register 20 points against either Clemson or Texas A&M thanks in large part due to the highly questionable offensive substitutions so far this season.
Upon taking in the first quarter of the season, Jacobs recently made some comments indicating his disappointment with the season thus far.
“We have to stop losing games we should win,” Jacobs said according to Phillip Marshall of Auburn Undercover. “No disrespect to our opponents, but when we have a chance to win, we have to win. We have to get better on offense and continue playing well on defense.”
Not exactly a vote of confidence for Malzahn heading into a critical game against LSU. Malzahn heads into the game with a 1-2 record against LSU, with the lone win coming in 2014 when Auburn won 41-7 at home. If Malzahn drops to 1-3 against LSU, the pressure will only continue to rise before the Tigers begin a five-game conference schedule, three of which are on the road, following the ULM home game next week.
“There is nobody more frustrated in trying to figure out a winning solution than Gus,” Jacobs said. “He’s working day and night with his assistant coaches to put these kids in position to win.”
With time running low and his AD possibly losing faith, Malzahn needs to find the solution sooner rather than later.