The resignation of Auburn’s Allen Greene leaves the Tigers with another leadership void

The inevitable became imminent Friday, when Auburn’s Allen Greene resigned from his post – an unheard of move for an athletic director confident in his role, but Greene was never really confident in that role.

Nearing the end of a contract that was set to expire in January 2023, Greene’s tenure has been rocky and the terrain under his leadership has changed rapidly. A month before he was hired in January 2018, then-football coach Gus Malzahn received a seven-year extension at the end of the 2017 football season from school president Steven Leath (who provided his work in May 2017). Some presidents aren’t very athletic, but Leath was. Malzahn received that extension after securing a spot in the SEC Championship Game in a rematch against Georgia with a spot in the College Football Playoff. Auburn lost, but Malzahn had bought out his equity and signed a new deal with a massive buyout.

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