Auburn is 1-5 coming into this week's game against Vanderbilt. The Tigers are coming off 3-straight losses to SEC opponents and the Commodores are favored against the Tigers in Saturday's matchup.
Auburn's biggest problem this season has been executing in the fourth quarter. Their opponents have outscored them 62-3 in the fourth quarter this season.
"I'd be lying if I said we weren't disappointed or frustrated," senior tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen said. "It just comes down to finishing and being mentality tough. How [coach Gene Chizik] handles it here on out will define him."
While Chizik is aware of his responsibility, he said he isn't listening to all the noise.
"That's just not how I live my life," Chizik said. "I know exactly what I want. I know exactly what my direction is and I don't get influenced by the opinion of other people."
Auburn kicks off against Vanderbilt on Saturday at 11:21 a.m. in Nashville, Tennessee. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
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