Auburn's new defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder, gives his views on the Tigers' defense now that…
StatTiger: Expect Improvement for AU Defense
The last three seasons of Auburn football were among the statistically worst for a three-year period in school history. During the last 40 games Auburn allowed 383.2 yards and 26.8 points per game. The Tigers allowed 351.4 yards and 22.8 points per game from 1975-1977 and 365.9 yards and 21.1 points per game from 1995-1997. Based on the his previous stops at the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Falcons, Auburn's new defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder, was a "home run" hire for Coach Gene Chizik. VanGorder has built a reputation for building his defenses around being physical and relentless, which happens to match his personality as a football coach. During Auburn's now completed spring practice, players quickly discovered just how intense and a what perfectionist for details VanGorder could be. Not only does he demand the most from his players, he expects the same from the position coaches working under him. His unrelenting approach to coaching is a reason for his success...
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