Auburn Football: Poor Performance Proves Program Must Be Revamped

James Maahs@Jmaz90Contributor IIINovember 13, 2012

Oct 27, 2012; Auburn, AL, USA: Auburn Tigers head coach Gene Chizik speaks at a press conference after Texas A&M Aggies beat the Tigers 63-21 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: John Reed-US PRESSWIRE

The Auburn football program is due for an overhaul after this abysmal season finally comes to an end.

Auburn suffered another embarrassing loss to No. 5 Georgia with a final score of 38-0.

Now coach Gene Chizik is saying that he can revive the program with a little time and patience (via Yahoo Sports):

I think you got to look under the hood of the car and you've got to figure out where the problems are under the hood and that's going to become a very extensive evaluation starting with a lot of different areas. I think that from there you can make very informed decisions on where you need to go with the next season and starting in January.

Yes, decisions will have to be made by university president Jay Gogue, and it will take some time to bring the Tigers back into contention. First step is to fire coach Chizik and disassemble any of his coaching philosophies.

Clearly Chizik just isn't effective anymore, unlike when the Tigers were 14-0 two years ago dominating teams in the SEC.

Gogue has been looking for a new coach and is making preparations to possibly replace Chizik.

Let's be honest, the Tigers rank seventh in the SEC with a 2-8 record that has been a disaster ever since they lost 28-10 to Mississippi State.

They have two games left on the schedule and that includes a matchup with No. 4 Alabama, a game that heavily favors Alabama.

Considering that the Auburn Tigers have such a storied history, the faster they get away from this embarrassing season the better.

First-year defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder said that his defense just isn't up to the task against most teams (via

Our defense is not built with size, strength and power right now. I think that becomes obvious against teams like Georgia.

Maybe so, but change up the coaching makeup first, then focus on the talent that the school is bringing in. 

What else is there for Auburn to do as its season comes to a crashing finish?