Imagine you are the head coach of the 5th winningest SEC college football program in history. Your entire program and university demands success in every aspect of your program and you’re responsible for recruiting and cultivating championship caliber talent. Expectations are not only high for you, but for all athletic programs and when any program achieves major success such as basketball or baseball, it only makes the spotlight shine even brighter on you.
Sound familiar? Let’s rewind:
This is the situation Gus Malzahn stepped into six years ago when he became the head coach of Auburn football.