Allen Greene’s resignation from Auburn leaves Tigers with a new leadership void

Allen Greene’s resignation from Auburn leaves Tigers with a new leadership void

Allen Greene’s resignation from Auburn leaves Tigers with a new leadership void

The inevitable became this Friday, when Auburn’s Allen Greene has resigned from his post — a move unheard of for an athletic director who was safe in his role, but Greene was never really safe in that role.

Towards the end of a contract set to expire in January 2023, Greene’s tenure was rocky and the ground beneath him was rapidly changing. A month before he was hired in January 2018, then-football coach Gus Malzahn was given a seven-year extension at the end of the 2017 football season from school president Steven Leath (who to be job in May 2017). Some presidents aren’t very practical with athletics, but Leath is. Malzahn got that extension after securing a spot in the SEC championship game in a rematch against Georgia with a College Football Playoff berth on the line. Auburn lost, but Malzahn had bought back shares and signed a new deal with a massive buyout.

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