Auburn football: Tigers fans vehemently deny the idea of Dan Quinn

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Auburn football fans have spoken: Tigers nation, by and large, wants absolutely nothing to do with the idea of Dan Quinn as the new head coach.

It’s always interesting to see what names pop up whenever a head coaching vacancy becomes available in the NCAA. Many times, current and former NFL coaches hope to leverage their professional experience into a role at the collegiate level. With the Auburn football head coaching position becoming available, that is exactly what is happening.

While we have covered the idea of Lane Kiffin in the Plains–and your reaction to the idea of Kiffin in charge–another former NFL coach is hoping to be considered for the freshly vacated HC position: Dan Quinn.

Per Jason Scheer of 24/7 Sports:

"Dan Quinn is “aggressively” seeking interviews for head coaching jobs with both the Auburn Tigers and Arizona Wildcats, and he has allegedly told those close to him that he wants to get back into coaching in college. Quinn, who served as head coach of the Falcons for over four seasons, has coached at the NFL level throughout the past two decades."

Quinn is best known for blowing a 28-3 Super Bowl lead in Super Bowl LI, and honestly, something as horrific as the play-calling down the stretch of that game deserves to live in infamy for the rest of time. That said, he coached the Falcons to the postseason in just his second season in Atlanta, and also won a ring with the “Legion of Boom” Seahawks as the defensive coordinator.

There are positives and negatives to hiring Quinn, with the most obvious negative being the fact he coached his most recent Falcons squad to a 0-5 start. That said, Tigers Nation, for the most part, want nothing to do with Quinn patrolling the sidelines for the blue and orange:

Understandably, Auburn football fans would like to see a coach who could spruce up the team’s offense. Rarely were the Tigers able to break away for big plays outside of a few runs from Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby and even Bo Nix, who improved his rushing game in this unorthodox college football season.

To be fair, though, not everyone was opposed to Quinn making his way to Lee County:

Sorry Nick, it appears the people of the Plains don’t feel that’s the solution to the program’s stagnance in recent seasons, losing their last five bowl games to ranked opponents. Perhaps the search firm that was hired to help fill the head coaching role agrees with you.

It’s a wait-and-see game, but as we wait, the War Eagle will continue to project the voices of Tigers Nation.

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