Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/8/12
AuburnUndercover.com is reporting that Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson’s name has been mentioned by Auburn president Jay Gogue as a potential candidate if current Auburn coach Gene Chizik isn’t retained after this season. Two years after winning a national championship with Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Auburn’s football program has fallen on hard times. The Tigers are currently 2-7 overall and 0-6 in SEC play. Since winning a national championship in 2010, Auburn is 4-12 against SEC competition. Chizik is in his fourth season at Auburn and is without question on the hot seat. It’s a little surprising to see Watson’s name being mentioned as a potential replacement at Auburn, considering he’s spent most of his career as a coordinator and didn’t have a lot of success in his one stint as a head coach. Watson was 11-22 in three season at Southern Illinois from 1994-96.  It’s not that I don’t think Watson is capable of being a good head coach, but I’d expect a program l...
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