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Auburn hired UConn OL coach J.B. Grimes to serve in the same capacity.

Reunited and it feels so good. Grimes had previously worked as Auburn's offensive line coach from 2013-15 before jumping over to Cincinnati for the 2016 season. Following that short stint with the Bearcats, he was then hired by UConn for the 2017 season. Now, back to the Tigers. Grimes will be replacing Herb Hand, who just left to join Texas' staff.
Source: AL.com
Jan 17 - 1:03 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said of the SEC Network, "[It] was supposed to be really cool when it started three or four years ago. Now it's all about trying to get the coach fired."

Malzahn's displeasure with the network likely stems from near-continuous speculation about his job during the 2017 season. In November, Paul Finebaum made several digs, saying that Malzahn "[did] not look happy at Auburn" and he "didn't hear very much support" for the coach around campus. The SEC Network also -- on several occasions -- suggested that Malzahn would be taking the head-coaching job at Arkansas or at least would be wise to be looking forward toward other opportunities. Malzahn was one of the Razorbacks' top targets during their coaching search earlier this winter, but he ultimately re-upped with the Tigers on a reported new seven-year contract.
Jan 14 - 2:31 PM

Auburn received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 ATH Harold Joiner.

Joiner (6'4/218) pledged himself to the Tigers' cause while on an official visit to the program this weekend. His recruitment shouldn't be considered a wrap quite yet -- he'll be taking an official trip to Ole Miss before January is out. On the field, the Birmingham native is a bruiser with deceptive speed and a strong pass-catching skill-set. The four-star athlete is expected to begin his career at Auburn as a running back.
Jan 14 - 2:19 PM

247 Sports Staff Writer EJ Holland projects that Harold Joiner will sign with Auburn.

Joiner is arguably the top rated running back left in the class, and is reportedly deciding between Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss. Auburn has already signed five-star talent four-star players Asa Martin and Shaun Rivers at the position, but we've certainly seen the Tigers use their fair share of tailbacks at different times. Joiner is reportedly going to decide near signing day.
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 13 - 5:50 PM
Bo Nix - QB - Tigers

Auburn received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 QB Bo Nix.

Clemson and Ohio State were both pushing for Nix's pledge, to no avail. The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder out of Pinson, Alabama, follows in the footsteps of his father, Patrick Nix, who played quarterback for the Tigers from 1992-95. For his part, the younger Nix is advanced in his knowledge of the position and has shown nice accuracy at this stage in his development. He also has room to fill out his frame without losing his athletic upside. On the 247Sports composite board, Nix lands at No. 57 overall.
Jan 10 - 2:44 PM

Auburn redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Stidham will return for the 2018 season.

Stidham (6'3/210) stewed over a potential draft declaration while on a three-day hunting trip following Auburn's Peach Bowl loss to UCF on New Year's Day. After considering a jump to the NFL, he took to Twitter on Friday night to announce that he would be back with the Tigers for at least one more run, citing "unfinished business." Stid the Kid's first active year with the program after transferring over from Baylor saw a pair of high-profile upsets of Georgia and Alabama in November. He finished the 2017 campaign throwing for 3,158 yards (66.5% completions) with an 18/6 TD/INT ratio across 14 games played.
Jan 5 - 10:31 PM

Auburn received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Anthony Schwartz.

Speed speed speed. That's what Auburn is getting in Schwartz. The 6-foot, 175-pounder has run the 100-yard dash in 10.15 seconds and turned in a 40-yard dash time of 4.34 seconds at the Miami regional for The Opening this past June. And we might not have seen him at his fastest. It's not unusual for high school players to gain a little speed as they mature in college. Florida and Georgia are two contenders to try to pry Schwartz away from Auburn over the next month. He ranks as Rivals' No. 163 overall prospect in the 2018 class.
Source: Rivals
Jan 5 - 2:56 PM

Auburn redshirt junior LB/edge rusher Jeffery Holland announced he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Holland is a pure pass rusher at this time and had a very hot start to the season, especially in games against Missouri and Arkansas. His run defense needs work, and it really held Holland back in 2016, but the arrow is pointing up.
Jan 4 - 9:27 AM

Auburn redshirt junior RB Kamryn Pettway will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Pettway (6'0/242) exploded to rush for 1,224 yards (5.9 YPC) and seven touchdowns in 2016, but this past campaign was something of a lost one for the redshirt junior. He was suspended for the opener for reasons unknown and beyond that demerit, managed to appear in just five games -- none since fracturing his scapula against Arkansas on Oct. 21. At this juncture, he's a fringe Day 3 prospect. A potential shift to fullback for the NFL is a possibility.
Jan 3 - 7:38 PM

Montgomery Carver High hired former Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson to serve as quarterbacks coach.

Johnson went to school at Carver High before enrolling at Auburn in 2013. Since moving on from the Tigers at the end of the 2016 season, the quarterback has kicked around a professional basketball career and was receiving some interest from overseas on that front, but he never ended up signing a contract with a squad. This quarterbacks coach position at Carver High will be Johnson's first coaching job at any level.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 3 - 3:05 PM

Auburn junior CB Carlton Davis III will forego his final year of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Davis (6'1/190) was a first-team All-SEC selection for the 2017 season, recording 34 tackles, an interception and 10 passes defended during the campaign. He'll very much be in play for a Round 1 selection this spring and doesn't figure to slide too far should he be selected on Day 2 (Rds. 2-3). On the field, the Auburn standout is a strong, physical corner, albeit one who occasionally gets lost when covering deep against faster receivers.
Jan 3 - 2:40 PM

Auburn junior RB Kerryon Johnson will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Johnson, the SEC's reigning Offensive Player of the Year finished the 2017 season rushing for 1,391 yards (4.9 YPC) and 18 touchdowns. The 6-foot, 195-pounder is a patient runner who is skilled at setting up his blocks before cutting upfield. Health has often been a question with Johnson, especially last year, when a hamstring injury hampered him at times, but he took on 103 more carries this season and showed out well with the extra work. A strong evaluation process could engender interest for late in the first round.
Jan 2 - 9:18 PM

Following Monday's Peach Bowl loss to UCF, Auburn sophomore RB Kam Martin said that he does not currently intend to transfer.

"I feel 2018 is going to be my year to come out and show what I really can do. I have lot to work in the spring to be a complete back, but it’s going to happen," Martin said. The former four-star recruit rushed for 453 yards (6.1 YPC) and two touchdowns this season. With both Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway potentially heading to the NFL Draft (neither has declared quite yet), Martin could have an opportunity to start at Auburn next season.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 2 - 3:32 PM

Auburn redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Stidham said that he will mull over a potential jump for the NFL Draft during an upcoming three-day hunting trip.

"I'm about to go hunting for three days out in the middle of nowhere pretty much, and I'm going to think about everything then," Stidham explained. He's submitted paperwork to the NFL's College Advisory Committee in order to gain some insight into where he could potentially land should he declare. Stidham, a Baylor transfer, passed for 3,158 yards with an 18/6 TD/INT ratio this season. Should Stid the Kid opt for the NFL, Draft Analyst believes he could rise as high as a second-round selection.
Source: AL.com
Jan 2 - 1:29 PM

Following Monday's Peach Bowl loss to UCF, Auburn junior RB Kerryon Johnson said that he has no timetable for making his decision as to an NFL Draft declaration.

Johnson (6'0/195) posted 71 yards and a touchdown rushing during Monday's loss. He'll discuss the NFL Draft with friends, family and coaches before he makes a decision. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah has comped the junior to Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, noting that the two backs share a similar patience in waiting for their blocks to line up before making their moves downfield. He could see interest as early as the second round of the draft should he declare.
Jan 1 - 6:28 PM


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