Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers were perhaps the country’s most-impressive team through five weeks, notching wins against Oregon and Texas A&M.
The Tigers suffered their first loss on Saturday, though, losing to Florida.
ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes Auburn’s head coach got “exposed” in the loss to the Gators.
“It was hard to believe they would look like that, but let’s remember the scene, one of the most dangerous in the country, and Dan Mullen is one of the most dangerous coaches, and Gus Malzahn got exposed Saturday afternoon,” Finebaum said on WJOX on Monday morning.
Finebaum believes Auburn’s season is now up in the air.
“It was as simple as we made it out to be in the last week,” Finebaum said. “A win there and you figure out a way to navigate the brutal three-game stretch that will define your season. Without the cushion of the Florida win, Auburn’s season is completely up in the air.
Auburn (5-1) plays one of the toughest schedules in the country.
The Tigers still have games remaining against LSU, Georgia and Alabama, among others.