Gus Malzahn was a genius in 2010, when, he offensively-coordinated Auburn to the national championship. It’s always good to have Cam Newton taking the snaps.

Returning to Auburn as head coach when the bottom fell out on his old boss, Gene Chizik, Malzahn also was pretty darned good in 2013, when he took War Eagle to a nationaal-championship game loss to Florida State.

Since then, Malzahn has endured three years without double-digit wins. Which leaves him needing a big year—or else—in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately college football coaching world.

Fortunately, former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham will suit up for Auburn, with the hope that he’ll provide the missing piece for an offense that possesses a solid running game. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.