It was bad to begin with. Gene Chizik took ages to name an offensive coordinator after Gus Malzahn left after the 2011 season.
Most of Chizik's hires have graded out to be "good" or "very good." Those terms do not apply to offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler.
He is not the right person for the offensive coordinator job. His offense is statistically worse than Tony Franklin's 2008 Auburn offense through six weeks.
After Week 6 in 2008, Auburn was 4-2. In rushing offense, passing offense, scoring offense and total offense, Auburn was ranked 60, 103, 103 and 104, respectively.
We don't know national rankings for Week 6 in 2012, but Auburn was ranked 75, 114, 114 and 113 in those same categories. It's a safe assumption that Auburn will drop in those rankings after this week.
Against the worst defense in the conference, Auburn had only 40 yards rushing. It had 320 total yards of offense.
Last week, Arkansas gave up 716 yards of offense to Texas A&M. The week before that, Arkansas gave up 525 yards of offense to Rutgers.
Yes, this is a transition from the spread to a pro style. That is not an excuse for as bad of a performance as we saw on Saturday.
The worst part about the offensive performance this season is that the offense has gotten worse over the course of the year. By Week 6, improvement is expected. It hasn't happened, and that is a direct reflection on Loeffler's coaching. A tweet by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer's Aaron Brenner sums it up.
It's time for a change in coordinator. Offensive line coach Jeff Grimes should call the plays for the remainder of the year.