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Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said that there's "no doubt" that freshman RB Kameron Martin will see work this season.

"[Martin]’s a tough guy, that’s what stood out to me," Malzahn said. "He’s got courage. ‘Backs protecting in this league, it’s not easy. He stepped up and had his face in there. That was encouraging." After transferring from Baylor to Auburn earlier this summer, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder initially looked somewhat buried on the depth chart. Then, magic. With Jovon Robinson's dismissal earlier this month, Kerryon Johnson stepped into the starting role. A rising tide -- or a dismissed player -- lifts all positional ships and Martin is now in line to contribute as a freshman in helping to back Johnson. "The first thing is he’s smart. He’s going to be able to fit in wherever they need him to, wherever they want to play him, he’s going to be able to learn it," Johnson said of Martin. "He’s very eager to learn. As long as you have those two characteristics, you’ll be fine."
Source: 247Sports
Aug 27 - 5:35 PM

Auburn junior S Stephen Roberts was arrested on charges of attempting to evade an officer and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Per the arrest report, Roberts was arrested on Wednesday night during a traffic stop. He was not driving, but exited and attempted to flee after authorities stopped the vehicle. The allegedly unlicensed weapon was a handgun. Both charges being levied against the 5-foot-11, 183-pounder are misdemeanors. An Auburn spokesperson told AL.com that "Coach Malzahn is aware" and is "gathering all the facts and will handle the situation appropriately." Roberts was an expected starter for the coming season. He appeared in all 13 games a year ago, starting each of the final four contests.
Source: AL.com
Aug 26 - 1:11 PM

Auburn named redshirt sophomore QB Sean White the starting quarterback.

This will surprise some folks, as JUCO transfer QB John Franklin III arrived with considerable Nick Marshall-comped hype. Franklin, however, was unable to win the starting job at his JUCO last year and remains extremely raw. White, on the other hand, ended last year as the starter. In all, the 6-foot, 200-pounder completed 83-of-143 passes for 1,167 yards and a 1/4 TD/INT rate in what was a trying year for all parties. AL.com noted that consistency in practices is what likely gave White the ultimate nod over Franklin and senior Jeremy Johnson. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and White were done no favors by the schedule. Next Saturday, the Tigers open against Clemson.
Source: AL.com
Aug 25 - 8:19 PM

Auburn freshman WR Kyle Davis fully practiced on Tuesday after recovering from a foot injury.

Davis had surgery on his foot in July. His return could be a huge boost to the Tigers offense, as Davis was considered a top 10 recruit by some services and enrolled early. "Davis is one of at least three Auburn freshman receivers who is expected to have a significant role in the Tigers' offense this season," beat writer Tom Green notes. He missed spring activities due to a shoulder injury. Auburn needs to be far better on offense than they were last year.
Source: AL.com
Aug 24 - 9:31 AM

Auburn freshman RB Malik Miller is unlikely to redshirt this season after the glut of injuries Auburn dealt with at the position.

Starting running back Jovon Robinson was dismissed and transferred. Freshman Stephen Davis Jr. is out with an injury. Sophomore Kerryon Johnson, a high school teammate of Miller's, is expected to be the starter. Miller, who enrolled early, could be in the rotation with converted H-back Kamryn Pettway.
Source: AL.com
Aug 23 - 10:00 AM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn indicated that senior CB Marshall Taylor (personal) will likely return to practice at some point in the coming week.

Tayor was reportedly involved in an altercation while at a party with the now-dismissed Jovon Robinson early in August. He has yet to participate in preseason camp, but it appears as though the 6-foot-2, 199-pounder will be returning to battle with his brothers soon enough. Said Malzahn, "We expect him to be back this week," Malzahn said. "I don’t know exactly what day but we expect him to be back." Last season, the Miami (OH) graduate recorded 39 tackles and two interceptions. He transferred over to the Tigers in early June.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 20 - 4:14 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said that freshman WR Kyle Davis (foot) will likely return to practice on Tuesday.

Davis underwent foot surgery earlier this offseason and it has prevented the talented freshman from full participation in practice. OC Rhett Lashlee indicated that the 6-foot-2, 224-pounder would be a "full-go" this coming week, though. He ranked as the No. 72 prospect for the 2016 cycle according to 247Sports' composite. Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee has compared him to former Tigers wideout Sammie Coates due to his physicality.
Source: AL.com
Aug 20 - 3:17 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn is still not ready to name a starting quarterback for the coming season.

"It’s too good a competition," Malzahn said. "We’re going to let those guys compete for a little longer and see what happens." The gentleman in question are John Franklin III, Jeremy Johnson and Sean White. They have been splitting first-team reps throughout August camp. Malzahn would like to narrow the field from three players to two before he makes his decision as to who will start against Clemson on September 3.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 20 - 3:02 PM

Auburn redshirt freshman Kamryn Pettway is expected to serve as the school's "bruising" RB this season.

Gus Malzahn previously compared Pettway to Peyton Hillis, who had an important role in the same backfield as Darren McFadden and Felix Jones. There are plenty of questions about Auburn's backfield for the 2016 season, as projected starter Jovon Robinson is no longer with the program.
Source: AL.com
Aug 16 - 11:50 AM

Auburn freshman WR Kyle Davis (foot) could return to practice this week.

Davis was ruled out indefinitely after suffering a foot injury right at the start of August camp, but it appears the setback was relatively minor. "I know he's close," said HC Gus Malzahn. "That'll be a good thing." The 6-foot-2, 224-pounder has had to fight through his share of health issues since signing with the Tigers in February. In addition to this most recent foot injury, he was sidelined in spring practice due to offseason shoulder surgery. 247Sports' composite had him ranked as the No. 72 overall prospect for the 2016 cycle.
Source: AL.com
Aug 15 - 3:37 PM

Auburn junior DE Raashed Kennion has left the football team to pursue a career politics.

"[Kennion]'s headed back home. We wish him nothing but the best with that," said HC Gus Malzahn. Appearing in five games last season, the 6-foot-6, 237-pounder registered eight tackles (1.0 for loss). It isn't yet known what avenue in the political arena Kennion wants to focus on.
Source: AL.com
Aug 15 - 3:29 PM

Auburn redshirt freshman CB Jamel Dean is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury.

This according to HC Gus Malzahn. The specifics of the injury aren't known, but it is significant enough that Dean will have to undergo surgery. This isn't the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder's first injury rodeo -- high school injuries (torn ACL among them) led to a medical disqualification from Ohio State in May of last year. He subsequently transferred to Auburn, where he sat out the 2015 season.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 13 - 2:03 PM

Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee attempted to level expectations for junior QB John Franklin III's first season with the Tigers.

"With John, he's almost like a true freshman," Lashlee said. The offensive coordinator knows fans are hoping for a savior at the quarterback position after last year's abysmal play. "If you are the guy, great. If you're not (the guy) right away, that doesn't mean you failed." Many believe JFIII will open the season as the starter, but as of now that decision has not been made public.
Source: AL.com
Aug 10 - 8:45 AM

Auburn senior CB Marshall Taylor is expected to re-join the team in the near future.

Taylor was absent for the first five practices of the season after sustaining an injury while attending a party in Georgia with former teammate Jovon Robinson, who was later dismissed. Taylor is a graduate transfer from Miami (OH) and should be eligible to play immediately. Head coach Gus Malzahn would only say that Taylor is taking care of "some personal business."
Source: AL.com
Aug 10 - 8:15 AM

Auburn junior LB Tre' Williams missed Tuesday's full-contact practice because of an ankle injury.

He tweaked the limb during Saturday's practice. "Still day-to-day," Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. "The good thing about a scrimmage like this is that we know what he can do. It gave those guys a chance to show what they can do. They probably got a few more reps than they normally would, but he's day-to-day. I don't think it will be much longer." Auburn lost all three starting LBs (Justin Garrett, Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy) from last year's team, so Malzahn and crew no doubt hope Williams, a projected starter and leader, hurries back. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound junior played in 12 games last year, starting against Mississippi State.
Source: AL.com
Aug 9 - 7:52 PM


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