A few Knowns: Auburn travels to Oxford on Saturday for the Tigers and Rebs’ regular football contest. The game kicks off at 11 a.m. CT and will appear on ESPN and WatchESPN. One team will win and one team will lose.
An Unknown: The exact temperature of Gus Malzahn’s coaching seat in Auburn. That measurement is always a moving target, granted, but Malzahn’s current hot-eat temp seems rather high, at least from the outside looking in.
Which raises an interesting specter: could Ole Miss get Gus shit-canned on Saturday at the Vaught? That question necessarily must be answered with another question: how bad would the Tigers have to fail for Auburn brass to rip off their collective bow ties and say hell with it? What outcome, what inflection points, what utter stupidity would have to transpire that enrages Auburn’s war coffers to the point of kicking Gus’ ass to the curb?
The mere fact that Auburn enters this game as a six-point dog probably already irritates Auburn football’s puppet masters, and they’ve been irritated for quite some time. The spread means nothing here, though, because Auburn is — and has been since Week 2 — trending down, while Ole Miss has been trending [LOUD SHOUTING].
Let’s get down to brass tacks: what final score could get Gus Malzahn jettisoned on Saturday? Four-score difference? Let’s set the over/under at a four-score deficit.
Also, let’s just get this out of the way right now: if Malzahn ends up getting the ax this weekend, Auburn should go ahead and hire Hugh Freeze.
How to watch:
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
When: 11 a.m. CT
Online streaming: WatchESPN