Auburn fans are having flashbacks to the 2008 Tony Franklin experiment. So far, the Auburn offense has only scored one offensive touchdown. They only have one yard in the red zone. Yes, one yard.
Joel Erickson did a compilation of where Auburn stands stastically in the SEC and the nation. You can find that here.
Some highlights (lowlights is a better word) are that Auburn is 14th in the SEC and 108th in the country in total offense. They are averaging 295 yards per game. In passing efficiency offense, Auburn is 14th in the SEC and 112th in the country. In rush offense, Auburn is 11th in the SEC and 80th nationally.
It's understandable that Kiehl Frazier isn't the typical quarterback that Loeffler would prefer in his system. Loeffler cannot fix Frazier over night.
Most people are a fan of Loeffler's offensive system. It's nice to see the I-formation and two tight end sets. The play calling has been the question in regards to Loeffler.
Despite not trusting Frazier, the offense must take some risk to earn any kind of reward. Running a delayed handoff or a draw on third and ten will do nothing when the defense is focusing on the run.
Loeffler may want to consider coming down to coach from the sidelines, although that is not what he prefers. There were communication issues multiple times in the game against Mississippi State. There was a delay of game penalty because the play was not relayed to the field in time. The very next play Auburn burned a timeout because they still couldn't get the play figured out.
Another instance of miscommunication occurred when Frazier audibled at the line of scrimmage. Frazier audibled and it turned into a busted play between Frazier and Onterio McCalebb.
Loeffler will need to start showing improvement in his offense to avoid a replication of the 2008 Tony Franklin debacle under Tommy Tuberville.