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Auburn hired Arizona State OC Chip Lindsey to serve in the same capacity.

Lindsey replaces Rhett Lashlee, who accepted the offensive-coordinating position at UConn earlier this month. In a statement, Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said, "Chip is a man of integrity and character who will fit well within our staff. He has great knowledge and enthusiasm for the game and is a rising star in this profession." As to the last point of Malzahn's statement, Lindsey has been hot in the head-coaching rumor mill each of the past two seasons (connected with jobs to Southern Miss and Georgia State). It wouldn't be a surprise to see him land a lead position next offseason. For now, though, he will work to help Baylor transfer QB Jarrett Stidham transform a Auburn offense which often lacked passing juice under Lashlee. To wit, the Tigers ranked 112th in passing offense this past season. Lindsey previously worked with Auburn as offensive analyst during the 2013 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 21 - 1:36 PM

Auburn EDGE Carl Lawson will not attend the Senior Bowl.

On Wednesday it was announced that Lawson would be able to attend the Senior Bowl, but a separate announcement on Thursday explained that since Lawson did not graduate in December (which was the initial plan), he is not eligible to play. Lawson could have claimed the top edge rushing spot among attendees. This, obviously, does not take away from his talent.
Source: Senior Bowl
Jan 12 - 11:39 AM

Auburn five-star 2017 verbal T commit Calvin Ashley reaffirmed his commitment to the Tigers.

Ashley has been locked into Auburn since the summer and there are no outward indications that he could be a flippable commodity come National Signing Day. The 6-foot-7, 330-pounder (Rivals' No. 63 overall recruit for 2017) has been additionally wooed by the likes of Cal, USC, Florida and Maryland.
Jan 5 - 4:49 PM

Auburn junior K Daniel Carlson will return to school.

CBS Sports had ranked the Lou Groza Award finalist as the No. 1 kicking prospect and the 99th-ranked prospect overall. Carlson went 26-of-30 on field-goal attempts this season. He was also a perfect 43-of-43 on extra points.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 5 - 3:59 PM

Auburn redshirt sophomore RB/WR Stanton Truitt will transfer.

The running back/wide receiver fell behind Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson on the depth chart and wasn't going to be overtaking them anytime soon. Truitt, a third-year soph, will be leaving school as a graduate, which means he can migrate to another FBS school, play immediately in 2017, and still have two years of eligibility remaining. A three-star 2014 recruit, Truitt ran for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries this year. He added seven catches for 100 yards and another touchdown.
Jan 5 - 3:29 PM

Auburn redshirt junior edge rusher Carl Lawson will declare for the NFL Draft.

This was expected, as Lawson went through Senior Day activities in November. Lawson put his health issues from the past few years behind him to post 30 tackles, 13.5 TFL, nine sacks and 24 quarterback hurries in 2016. In a deep edge rushing class, he's projected to go somewhere between the late first round and early second round.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 4 - 3:35 PM

Auburn redshirt junior S Tray Matthews will return to Auburn for the 2017 season.

It was the expected decision despite Matthews requesting an evaluation from the NFL. The former Georgia transfer played through torn labrums in 2015 and returned to the field this year.
Jan 3 - 9:03 AM

Auburn redshirt sophomore RB Kamryn Pettway rushed for 101 yards on 24 carries in Monday's 35-19 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

Pettway managed to crack the 100-yard mark for the seventh time in nine games played (he missed four contests due to a pesky ankle injury). The 6-foot-2, 242-pound redshirt sophomore has already announced that he will be returning to school in 2017. He will try to build on a fantastic-when-healthy 1,224-yard, seven-touchdown 2016 campaign.
Jan 3 - 12:26 AM

According to the father of Auburn redshirt sophomore QB Sean White, the quarterback broke his right arm on the Tigers' first offensive series of the Sugar Bowl.

White appeared to suffer the injury on a brutal hit near the OU goal line in the first half. He actually stayed in the game, but was clearly off -- a broken forearm will do that -- and was taken to the locker room for X-rays midway through the second quarter. He was subsequently replaced on the field by John Franklin III. Oklahoma leads Auburn 14-13 at the half. Expect a more substantive update on White's injury prognosis in the coming days. He won't be reentering this contest.
Jan 2 - 10:46 PM

Auburn junior G Braden Smith has not yet decided whether he will declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

"Right now I'm just focused on the bowl game. I just want to win the Sugar Bowl right now," Smith said. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound junior has started 26 consecutive games for Auburn, including all 12 at right guard this season. Should he declare, he would most likely land as a selection in the fourth or fifth round.
Source: 247Sports
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Auburn redshirt junior S Tray Matthews has submitted his paperwork to the NFL Draft Advisory Committee.

Matthews hasn't officially made a draft decision, yet, but he is at least keeping the option of declaring open. Said the 6-foot, 196-pounder, "I’m pretty much coming back. I’m just curious." He indicated that he will make a final decision after the conclusion of Auburn's Sugar Bowl showdown with Oklahoma on January 2. He has recorded 73 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 12 games this season.
Source: 247Sports
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 03:15:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. said Auburn redshirt sophomore RB Kamryn Pettway could have been a mid-round pick in April's NFL Draft.

Pettway recently said that he will return to campus for the 2017 season. "He had that injury late in the year but he was unbelievable up until that point," Kiper said on a conference call last week. "He just runs over people and he's got some quickness. He's right now, would be in that top 12 running backs. If he was completely healthy all year maybe would have been in that 6-8 range. He could have been in the second-third-round discussion had he finished out strong." Kiper listed Pettway seventh among draft-eligible running backs in his last positional rankings. The rumblin' 6-foot-2, 242-pound Pettway has rushed for 1,123 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games.
Source: AL.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Auburn will seek to obtain a medical redshirt waiver for freshman RB Malik Miller.

The 5-foot-11, 229-pounder suffered a season-ending left knee injury in Auburn's win over UL-Monroe on Oct. 1. "We'll hold him out [of the bowl game] and try to get his year back medical," Malzahn said. "He's got a chance to be a special player, too we feel like. He was playing very good football before he got hurt, but he won't participate in the bowl." During a weekly radio appearance on Oct. 6, Malzahn said "there's a good chance" that Miller will obtain his hardship waiver.
Source: AL.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:17:00 PM

Auburn redshirt sophomore RB/WR Stanton Truitt (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Not only that, but Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said he practiced at "full speed." The 5-foot-9, 185-pound sophomore has 31 carries for 187 yards and two touchdowns along with six catches for 96 yards and a touchdown this season. "I thought that was good," Malzahn said. "And he brings a different element to us. It was good." Truitt is the third running back behind Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson on the depth chart.
Source: AL.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn says incoming redshirt freshman QB QB Jarrett Stidham will compete with incumbent starter Sean White for the 2017 starting quarterback job.

That competition will begin in the spring. Stidham, a Baylor transfer, was the No. 38 overall prospect and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2015 class, according to 247 Sports. The Tigers expect Stidham to join bowl practices starting on Dec. 19. "We're going to let them compete and see who wins the job," Malzahn said. "(Stidham) throws a very good deep ball -- just his trajectory, his arm strength, his accuracy. He does a good job buying himself time. He's got everything it takes to be a very good quarterback. The deep ball is definitely a part of his arsenal." We've installed Stidham as a heavy early favorite over White.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:58:00 PM


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