Auburn's offense was one of the worst in the entire country last year... Under Gus Malzahn's true system it will NOT be one of the worst in the country no matter who we have player-wise. He made freaking Tulsa the number one offense in the country; he can get us in the top 50 offenses of 2013 for sure. If we had used Gus's offense in 2012 we would have beaten: Clemson, LSU, Vanderbilt
And may have beaten: Mississippi State, Arkansas, Ole Miss
His offense would have doubled our wins last year at the very least and conceivably could have tripled them, though doubtful.
As bad as we were last year, we probably would have won 7 or 8 games if Malzahn had been the coach and that's not even factoring in what a non-Chizik atmosphere and work ethic might have done for the entire team. I see us winning 8 games this year but I can see us making a late season upset, too, as the offense and confidence of the team will be up by then.
No doubt about it, this will be a completely different Auburn team from the team we all saw in 2012. The discipline, toughness, and drive that absolutely didn't exist last year will be clearly evident from game one onward in 2013.
I kept failing a math test at the University of Alabama because every time I added 5+3 I got 8 and they kept insisting that the right answer was 14.