Are We Witnessing Smoke Signals on the Plains?

Well, here we are nearly a week removed from the firing of Gus Malzahn at Auburn. We’re also 24 hours removed from the early National Signing Day, and yet the Tigers are still weighing their options to replace the Arkansas native Malzahn.

It was said Thursday morning that if the Oregon Ducks didn’t make any moves with head coach Mario Cristobal, we could’ve very well been welcoming the former Saban assistant to the Plains.

But late Thursday, the Ducks signed Cristobal to a six-year extension worth $27 million. So there goes that candidate.

That leaves the Tigers with a more limited list of candidates. The list includes: Hugh Freeze, who is currently the Liberty Flames head coach, current Auburn defensive coordinator and interim head coach, Kevin Steele, Clemson defensive coordinator, Brent Venables, current Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Billy Napier, Alabama offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian, current UAB Blazer head coach, Bill Clark, and current Ole Miss head coach, Lane Kiffin.

Sure, the names on that list have some experience and carry some weight, but do they have what it takes to get Auburn back to the competitive level of football that the fans are used to?

Over the last few days, I’ve been asked several times who I think the next head man on the Plains will be and now is when I will answer that.

I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that Hugh Freeze will return to Power Five Football and the Southeastern Conference in 2021.

If a coach can win at Liberty, surely they can win at Auburn right?

Source: CBS Sports
Source: FanSided

Could We See Two SEC Clubs Facing off for the College Baseball Title?

NCAA Baseball Regionals are behind us. Now, we are faced with Super Regional best-of-three game series’ in multiple locations. Ole Miss will travel up to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks in the Fayetteville Super Regional, beginning June 8th at noon ET. Auburn will travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at noon ET on June 8th. LSU will remain in Baton Rouge and play host to the Florida State Seminoles beginning June 8th at 3pm ET and Mississippi State will remain in “Stark Vegas” aka, Starkville, Mississippi and host the Stanford Cardinal June 8th at 3pm ET. In Nashville, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Commodores will battle the Duke Blue Devils beginning June 7th at 5pm ET. As a whole, the Southeastern Conference will send six of the 10 teams that advanced to the postseason NCAA Tournament to Super Regional action. For those of you wondering if that’s some kind of record, you would be right. The Southeastern Conference is the first conference in college baseball history to send six teams to the Super Regionals. One again, the SEC has proven its dominance and displayed its resiliency as it does in seemingly every sport all year long. This conference is without a doubt the best conference in college sports. Say what you will, but the Southeastern Conference always delivers when the stakes reach their highest point. Which SEC teams make the trip to Omaha and will they be facing a conference foe? When it’s time to step up, the Southeastern Conference seemingly always comes out on top. Personally, I like the conference’s chances of two teams reaching Omaha and the championship game. Will an SEC team be on top of the college baseball world?