Auburn football: Best of the week

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 8, 2013 

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Tre Mason celebrates wih fans. Auburn vs Arkansas on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 in Fayetteville, AR Todd Van Emst

TODD J. VAN EMST — Todd J. Van Emst

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn heads on the road for the final time this season when it faces Tennessee in Knoxville this weekend. With a little less than 24 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.

BEST QUOTES

Head coach Gus Malzahn on comments made by former Tiger coach Pat Dye, who called the quarterbacks on last season's team "cowards" on Monday:

“I recruited all the quarterbacks here and they're nothing but champions. I'm proud of the guys.”

Running back Tre Mason on baking a cake for the offensive line:

"I told those guys I’d do something nice for them. I heard (center) Reese (Dismukes) doesn’t like chocolate cake, so you got to consider that part. I might do half-and-half for the guys.”

BEST STORIES

Mason may get most of the accolades for Auburn leading the SEC in rushing yards per game. But even he would be the first to admit that none of it would be possible without the sterling play of the offensive line.

The Tigers have had trouble holding on to the football all season, putting it on the ground 20 times. But it's something they have continued to work on every day at practice, and week by week, players have vowed that it's been an area of improvement.

BEST VIDEOS

Reese Dismukes (Tuesday afternoon)

Tre Mason (Tuesday afternoon)

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