Auburn quarterback Jason Stidham took blame for his team’s loss against Tennessee in an SEC showdown game, but, in reality, there was lot of blame to go around, including some on head coach Gus Malzahn.
After a dismal offensive showing in the Tigers’ 34-3 win over Arkansas, Auburn can see just how much work remains to be done. First of all, the running game is even worse than anyone thought it would be. Secondly, the offensive struggles aren’t limited to running the football.
The Auburn Tigers added their 16th commit in the Class of 2019 when four-star athlete Cam’Ron Kelly announced his commitment. The 6-1, 190-pound Chesapeake, Virginia, native had been a Virginia Tech commit.
This spring, Auburn athletics began renovations on Jordan-Hare Stadium that included upgrades to the Tigers’ home locker room. On Thursday, the football team’s Twitter account let the world see the new digs.
Three-star strongside defensive end Colby Wooden (Lawrenceville, Ga) committed to Auburn on Thursday. The 6-4, 230-pound Wooden chose Auburn over offers from 26 other schools such as Clemson, Georgia and Miami.
The Miami Dolphins released defensive tackle Gabe Wright after a dust-up at training camp with running back Kenyan Drake. Per phinmanaics.com’s Luis D. Sung, Wright “came in and punched Drake in the face.”
USA Today released the Amway Coaches Poll on Thursday. The Auburn Tigers came in 10th in the poll, making Auburn third among SEC teams behind Alabama and Georgia. Auburn posted a 10-3 record in the 2017 season.
Five-star cornerback Andrew Booth (Lawrenceville, Georgia) has committed to Clemson. The 6-1, 188-pound Booth chose the Tigers over the likes of schools such as Auburn and Georgia. He is Clemson’s 22nd commit.
Former Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway signed with the Columbus Lions arena football team on Sunday. The former All-SEC running back joins the Lions after a brief stint in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings.
Alabama and Georgia were voted as the favorites to play for the SEC title, with Alabama chosen to win the conference for the fifth time under head coach Nick Saban. The game would be a rematch from January.
Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn talked at SEC Media Days of being ‘very close’ in 2017. But close has come to define the Auburn football program over the past five years, a trend the team looks to break.
Jarrett Stidham was asked about how Texas A&M recruited him after he left Baylor. Stidham explained that the Aggies coaches weren’t too big on bringing Stidham in and that ‘everything happens for a reason.’
The Auburn Tigers’ game against Arkansas will pit Gus Malzahn and Chad Morris against each other. The two have been friends going back to their time as high school coaches, and both discussed the relationship.
Four months ago, the Auburn Tigers suffered a big hit when receiver Will Hastings tore his ACL during spring practice. On Thursday, coach Gus Malzahn said Hastings’ rehab is ‘off to a very good start.’
The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman released his annual list of college football freaks Friday, and Auburn junior cornerback Jamel Dean made the cut. Dean, who started his career at Ohio State, came in at No. 10.
The Auburn Tigers will face North Carolina in a Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2020. The showdown between the Tigers and Tar Heels will be the third Chick-fil-A game, with West Virginia and Florida State as well as Georgia and Virginia also facing off.
Four-star linebacker Quandarrius Robinson (Birmingham, Alabama) made up his mind about his future. Monday when he committed to the Auburn Tigers. The 6-4, 210-pound Robinson also had offers from 10 other schools, including Alabama, LSU and Oregon.
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah analyzed Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham’s game. After studying Stidham’s play from three games last fall, Jeremiah wrote he was impressed with the quarterback’s arm strength, accuracy and ability to throw on the run.
Charles Barkley bashed the NBA's current trend of building super teams on the Unnecessary Roughness podcast. When asked about the way players are joining up, Barkley made it evident he would not have done that sort of thing during his playing career.