Gus Malzahn, an offensive mind, prides himself and his Auburn teams on having one of the most unstoppable ground games in the SEC. When they struggled to get into a rhythm, quarterback Jarrett Stidham and the Tigers struggled. 

In an attempt to jump start the offense, Malzahn has attempted to bring disgraced former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on board. 

What follows is a story that sounds too underhanded to be real. Apparently Malzahn's performance is infuriating top boosters at the university to the point where they are limiting Malzahn to only sign assistants to one-year deals. Essentially, they're preventing him from signing good assistants to facilitate his firing.