Auburn football: Best of the week

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 1, 2013 

Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah was named to the Mackey Award watch list on Tuesday.


AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn heads on the road for a date with Arkansas this weekend. With a little more than 28 hours until kickoff, let's take a look back at the best Tigers'-related content to be had earlier in the week.

This cites the best quotes, stories and videos from Sunday-Thursday. With that in mind, this is supposed to be a short and breezy read, hitting on (what I consider) the highlights.


Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson on the possibility of weakside linebacker Justin Garrett returning this season:

“I think we ought to respect the way he feels about it. (But) I certainly don’t think he should throw a year away to play a game or two.”

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn on the accusations by Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema that the Tigers provided film that didn't match the television copy:

"We'll always operate with the utmost integrity in everything we do and if there's ever anything I don't know about that's brought to my attention, we'll deal with it in a prompt matter. The SEC office is aware of all the details on both sides. And that's all I'm going to say regarding that."


Jonathan Jones has dealt with his fair share of injuries this season. But after Josh Holsey went down with a season-ending injury and corner Ryan White had to shift to safety, Jones is playing a much more prominent role with the defense. And Jones couldn't be more happy with how it's turned out.

On Monday, Bielema made waves by accusing Auburn of providing film that didn't match up with what the Razorbacks viewed on television. During his weekly Tuesday press conference, Malzahn responded in kind, saying that "we'll always operate with the utmost integrity in everything we do."


C.J. Uzomah (Tuesday afternoon)

Chad Slade- Part I (Tuesday afternoon)

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