Good morning everyone and War Eagle from Enterprise, Alabama.
As our weather transitions to more pleasant temperature it's time to think about Auburn football once again.
There are always new faces in college football. With the recruiting cycles, unfortunate transfers, and those of our family having to leave the team, our Tigers will look somewhat familiar and drastically different at the same time.
This is from an AL.com article by Brandon Marcello:
"At least seven backup players and two former starters have left Auburn's football program since the end of the 2014 season. Hutchinson and Shiel join linebackers Anthony Swain and Khari Harding, defensive backs Mackenro Alexander and Kalvaraz Bessent, and receiver Dominic Walker among the departures. Junior receiver Sammie Coates and junior offensive tackle Patrick Miller declared for the NFL Draft in December and January, respectively.
Harding left Auburn and transferred to Tulsa to be closer to his father, who is battling cancer for the second time."
The official release of the 2015 roster has yet to happen. When it does we will post it for you.
Coach Malzahn spoke to the media during Auburn's Pro Day last week. We peek into an article posted on the official website for quotes about splitting up the practice schedule and rebuilding Auburn's defense.
"We decided to split it up a little bit: Go five practices, have our spring break and then come back and have 10," Malzahn said.
He said he doing it because it gives the Tigers "a little bit more time to put our defense in and to teach everything."
Auburn needs a new starting quarterback, and new starting running backs. But it also will feature a new defense with Muschamp."He's going to install his defense from the ground up, and spring is going to be that foundation where he's laying the foundation, so it's very important,"
Thanks to all who cover Auburn Athletics.