AUBURN, Ala. — Whatever kept Austin Golson out of pads Monday shouldn't keep him down for long.
According to Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, Golson's ailment is minor in nature.
"He's OK," Lashlee said following Monday's practice. "He should be back soon."
Lashlee declined to offer specifics on Golson's injury.
A transfer from Ole Miss, Golson enrolled at Auburn in May. Hailing from Prattville, Ala., Golson transferred back to his home state in order to be closer to his sick grandparents. He applied to the NCAA for a hardship waiver, which would have made him eligible to play immediately; the waiver was denied, so he won't be able to take the field for the Tigers until the 2015 campaign.
Since he was released from Ole Miss under normal transfer rules, he is practicing with Auburn as a walk-on. In his first two practices with the Tigers, he had been working with the second-team offensive line at left tackle.
Golson participated in 12 games for the Rebels last season, all coming at right guard; none of the appearances came in a start, however. Prior to his transfer, that was set to change. After moving to right tackle, he exited the spring at the top of the depth chart.