A few weeks ago in the midst of one of the most surprising and unpredictable college football seasons in quite some time we finally found some familiarity with something that has become so predictable that it’s almost tradition at this point – an Auburn coaching search.

Just setting your clocks ahead or political arguments with your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving, an all too familiar train wreck emerged in Auburn. After finally firing Bryan Harsin, the Auburn family, fans, and media had plenty of questions.

I sat down with Auburn recruiting insider Phillip Dukes from 247Sports to get his thoughts on the current situation, coaching mill rumors, and the long term impact of this hire. However, the one question that all of us seemed to overlook until last Saturday night – was Auburn’s next head coach already at Auburn?