Jason Bosley admits to having been a skeptic. The Auburn center had known only a running offense, so when the overhaul happened — before the season was over — his first reaction was basically: The spread? At Auburn? Really?
“My initial reaction was, ‘What are we gonna be doing?’ Because there’s a lot of different versions of the spread,” Bosley said. “After we went through bowl practice and the bowl game, I kinda became a believer that it can be successful.”
The adjustment to the new offense, along with how well the quarterback will play in it, are the two big questions for the Tigers. Everything else seems in order, which is why Auburn, and not defending national champion LSU, was picked by the media to win the SEC West.
Auburn has new coordinators on both sides of the ball, but new offensive coordinator Tony Franklin is getting the most attention. He brought the spread with him from Troy, and it helped Auburn beat Clemson in overtime in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.