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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

Auburn junior QB John Franklin III, redshirt sophomore QB Sean White and senior QB Jeremy Johnson split first- and second-team reps during Tuesday's scrimmage.

"All three of those guys had solid days, protected the football," said HC Gus Malzahn. A starter has yet to emerge from that pileup of options, but after Jeremy Johnson and Sean White both struggled in 2015, Davis has stepped through the door to turn this into a three-man competition. During SEC Media Days, Malzahn said that Franklin "is the guy to be impressed with" due to the way he has won over his teammates and his work ethic. We already know what the offense might look like with Johnson or White steering the ship. Davis could be an exciting alternative to that pair.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 9 - 2:49 PM

According to Auburn secondary coach Wesley McGriff, sophomore CB Jeremiah Dinson (knee) is "a little bit ahead of schedule" in his return from major knee surgery.

Last Nov. 7, Dinson collided with Texas A&M WR Ricky Seals-Jones and tore three of the four ligaments in his right knee. He underwent season-ending surgery to repair the damage shortly thereafter. "He’s done a tremendous job, and our medical staff has done a tremendous job with that young man, just in terms of getting him though the surgery, getting him in rehab," McGriff said. Dinson is still not a full participant in practice, so he doesn't seem likely to be ready for the opener.
Source: oanow.com
Aug 8 - 7:20 PM

Auburn freshman RB/LB Stephen Davis will miss the 2016 season with a knee injury.

According to HC Gus Malzahn, Davis' knee injury is one he suffered during his senior year of high school, when he reportedly underwent surgery to repair tears in both his ACL and MCL. The rehab process will continue for the 6-foot-2, 212-pounder, who has potential on both offense and defense when healthy. The Tigers were giving him a shot at running back as they opened August camp. With Davis down for the count and Jovon Robinson out on dismissal, the Auburn fleet is incredibly thin behind expected starter Kerryon Johnson. Freshman Kam Martin -- who joined the Tigers after initially signing with Baylor -- could see a larger opportunity this coming season than otherwise would have been afforded to him just a few weeks ago.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 7 - 7:21 PM

Auburn senior S Tray Matthews indicated that he played through torn labrums in both shoulders in 2015.

"Bet y'all didn't even know that," Matthews told reporters. He underwent offseason surgeries to repair both injuries. Despite the seriousness of a torn labrum (let alone two of them), the 6-foot, 196-pounder still managed to record 45 tackles (1.5 for loss), two interceptions and a forced fumble in 10 games last season. He is in line to start for the coming campaign, assuming he can maintain his health.
Aug 6 - 3:01 PM


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