Alabama coach Nick Saban discusses the difficulty in facing Auburn's offense and quarterback Nick…
Anatomy Of A Turnaround Season
Auburn, Ala.--There are plenty of reasons for Auburn's record-setting turnaround from 3-9 last season to 10-1 in 2013. From talent to coaching to belief in the system, the Tigers are a testament to what can happen when things fall into place. While there is no question that Nick Marshall's addition to the offense at quarterback has helped changed the fortunes of the Auburn football program, he is far from the only reason why Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers will face rival Alabama on Saturday with a berth in the SEC Championship Game on the line. While many thought that Auburn's offense would be much improved under Malzahn and Coordinator Rhett Lashlee, the biggest questions revolved around the defense and what veteran coordinator Ellis Johnson had to work with in his first season at Auburn. Even though the Tigers are still giving up yards, the dramatic differences in points allowed, red zone defense and creating turnovers are a big part of the change at Auburn. Johnson said he wasn't...
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