AuburnFamilyNews.com: March 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Alabama, Auburn among finalists for 5-star receiver Tyjon Lindsey

Lindsey is the No. 5 wide receiver in the 247Sports Composite

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Softball Tigers Looking to Move Up in SEC

The Auburn Tigers will look to return home with a series win vs. a Kentucky team that is off to a very strong start this season.

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Britt Enjoys One-On-One Day At Auburn

Linebacker K.J. Britt from Oxford (Ala.) High talks about his latest trip to Auburn and gives his thoughts on LB Coach Travis Williams.

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Auburn Spring Football Notes--Practice 10

Auburn secondary Coach Wesley McGriff talks about the importance of having versatility in the secondary plus other football news and notes are featured.

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W. Golf. Women's golf set for Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

The Auburn women's golf team will play in its final tournament of the regular season this weekend as they travel to the 44th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, which runs Friday-Sunday in Athens, Ga.

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Satellite camps hurt UAB, Troy and USA more than Alabama, Auburn

If anyone should be opposed to Jim Harbaugh's increased presence in Alabama, it's UAB's Bill Clark, Troy's Neal Brown and South Alabama's Joey Jones.

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Former Auburn Star Wes Flanigan Hired As Little Rock’s Head Coach

Former Auburn basketball star Wes Flanigan is now a Trojan, as the University of Arkansas-Little Rock has hired Flanigan to be their new head basketball coach, replacing Chris Beard who left to fill the same position at UNLV. Flanigan, a native of Little Rock, will be taking over a team that went 30-5 this past […]

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Baseball. Baseball welcomes No. 14 LSU to Plainsman Park

Auburn welcomes No. 14 LSU to Plainsman Park for a three-game SEC series beginning Friday at 6 pm CT. Saturday's game is set for 3 p.m. CT and the Sunday finale will be played at 1 p.m. CT.

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W. Gymnastics. No. 6 Auburn at NCAA Ann Arbor Regional

The No. 6 Auburn gymnastics team is set to be the top seed at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional Saturday, April 2, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The meet, hosted by No. 7 Michigan, will begin at 5 p.m. CT and will include the Tigers, the Wolverines, No. 18 Stanford, Penn State, New Hampshire and Eastern Michigan.

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Softball. Softball travels to Kentucky for top-15 matchup

Auburn softball heads to Kentucky for a top-15 showdown against the Wildcats this weekend.

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Moultry Makes Another Visit To Auburn

Auburn got another visit from top linebacker prospect Tadarian Moultry on Thursday.

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Promising Auburn lineman Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. still a 'work in progress'

"The good thing about Prince is he doesn't have bad habits. But the bad thing is he has no habits."

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Will Auburn, Alabama be next to offer Jackson S Kendarian-Handy Holly?

Handy-Holly has nearly 20 offers, including Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech

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Good guys, good place: Wesley McGriff home at Auburn

Auburn's secondary coach comes from the NFL: "Just to have an opportunity to be considered to join the staff makes you feel good. When I got the final call that I was definitely the guy, I went from feeling good to feeling great."

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Football. Good guys, good place: Wesley McGriff home at Auburn

Auburn's secondary coach comes from the NFL: "Just to have an opportunity to be considered to join the staff makes you feel good. When I got the final call that I was definitely the guy, I went from feeling good to feeling great."

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Struggling LSU Comes to Plainsman Park to face Auburn Baseball This Weekend

After a huge win in the Capital City Classic over rival Alabama, Auburn baseball (12-13, 1-5) will now return home to face a struggling LSU team (16-8, 2-4). The Tigers from Baton Rouge have lost three of their last four games, and five of their last eight. They’re coming off a terrible home loss to […]

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No. 3 Auburn Softball Set for Softball Showdown with No. 12 UK

On their home field last weekend, third-ranked Auburn softball (30-4, 6-3) swept South Carolina. Not to be outdone, the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats (31-5, 8-1) were simultaneously taking the broom to the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. Since, the Wildcats traveled to the home of the Ohio Bobcats and, on Tuesday, split a doubleheader. Despite the loss […]

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ScoutNow: Davis Stepping Up On Defense

Linebacker DeShaun Davis has been one of the surprises of the spring to this point for the Auburn Tigers.

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Thursday Tiger Football & Baseball Tidbits

Reports on four Auburn sports includes news, notes and recruiting updates from Inside the Auburn Tigers/AUTigers.com.

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ITAT Radio: Assistants Talk Spring Practice

Talking about Auburn's spring football practices with comments from Kodi Burns, Herb Hand, Tim Horton and Wesley McGriff.

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Auburn Basketball Will Play Boston College in Madison Square Garden



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DB Prospect Sees Crime Dog In Action

A.J. Terrell talks about his Tuesday visit to see Coach Gus Malzhn's football team.

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Yep, pretty sure that’s an Auburn shirt in that Bernie Sanders Flies Coach meme

Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a reputation of being a man of the (snake) people, so much so that dude flies coach on regular old airplanes instead of some Possible POTUS Private Jet (PPPJ). Or does he? The idea that Sanders continues to actively eschew the first class friendly skies has become so prevalent ...

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AL.com All-Access: UAB coaching search, spring QB battles and more

There's a lot going on in our state's political offices, but the sports fan can be distracted as well.

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W. Equestrian. 'Now I can give back' - Taintor supports Equestrian team

Even before Auburn began its Equestrian program, Dr. Jennifer Taintor could be found taking care of horses on campus.

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W. Tennis. No. 14 Auburn set for rivalry match against No. 51 Alabama

No. 14 Auburn women’s tennis (18-4, 6-2 SEC) will look to continue it’s strong start to SEC play when the Tigers host No. 51 Alabama (4-12, 0-8 SEC) on Friday.

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M. Basketball. Auburn's headed to Madison Square Garden for 'Reunion'

Auburn will play in the inaugural Under Armour "Reunion" in New York City's Madison Square Garden against Boston College next season. South Carolina versus Seton Hall is the other matchup in the basketball doubleheader.

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AU Back Playing At A Higher Level, Coach Says

Tim Horton said he is seeing progress this spring from senior running back Jovon Robinson.

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Safety Prospect Sees Crime Dog In Action

A.J. Terrell talks about his Tuesday visit to see Coach Gus Malzhn's football team.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Auburn's Kodi Burns gets mic'd up at practice

Watch the new wide receivers coach in action

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Byron Cowart 'more confident' entering second season at Auburn

In many ways Byron Cowart only has one way to go in his second college season.

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Time is now for Auburn receiver Tony Stevens

Tony Stevens came to Auburn as one of the nation's top 25 receivers in 2013, and yet he has yet to record numbers coinciding with such high praise by the recruiting services. In fact, he has only 21 catches in his career.

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Auburn's Stephen Roberts looking to become more versatile

Roberts is playing multiple roles this spring

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Nation's No. 5 overall prospect visiting Alabama, Auburn

The country's top receiver is seeing both SEC schools.

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Mixing and Matching in Spring Drills.

Spring Drills FourThere is shuffling happening on both lines of scrimmage.(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! Spring drills continue, as the Auburn Tigers learn and work. The Tigers are gearing up for the A-Day game, which is just over a week away. Before the season began, many of Auburn’s coaches talked about moving folks around, […]

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Auburn: Peyton Barber's performance vs. Kentucky makes list of clutch SEC performances in 2015 - Greg Ostendorf (ESPN)

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Greg Williams, Auburn Equestrian A Stride Ahead Of The Rest

In a time when college coaches tend to steal the spotlight – jumping up and down on the sidelines, screaming at anyone who will listen – Auburn women’s equestrian head coach Greg Williams is an anomaly. He watches his team calmly, never showing his emotions whether things are going great or terrible. He smiles at […]

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W. Equestrian. Three Tigers Named SEC Riders of the Month

Freshman Caitlin Boyle and seniors Elizabeth Benson and Griffin Knight of the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team were recognized by the Southeastern Conference Wednesday for their performances in the month of March and were awarded Rider of the Month honors in their respective disciplines.

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W. Equestrian. Auburn Earns Top Seed for NCEA Championships

The top-ranked Auburn equestrian team was named the No. 1 seed for the 2016 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship, the NCEA Selection Committee announced Wednesday.

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North Carolina RB Commit Likes Tigers

Auburn is in the mix for new North Carolina commitment Adarius Lemons following a weekend visit.

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Auburn Softball Sweeps South Carolina

56da6c3081008_imageThe South Carolina Gamecocks came to Auburn over the weekend with a 24 – 9 record. South Carolina is a steadily improving program, winning more games each year under Beverly Smith, who arrived in 2010. The Gamecocks have improved in the win and loss column each of the last three years and are in a […]

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What do Auburn's new assistants bring to the table?

AL.com Auburn beat writers weigh in on Kodi Burns, Herb Hand, Wesley McGriff and Travis Williams.

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Rodney Garner Has Auburn D-Line Flush with Talent, Potential

It has seemed an eternity since Auburn has fielded a defensive line truly capable of both stifling the run and pressuring the passer. Could this be the year? Associate head coach a Rodney Garner — now with four recruiting hauls under his belt at his alma mater — has assembled more talented depth on the […]

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Auburn Baseball Wins 7th Capital City Classic with 10-1 Thumping Over Alabama

Auburn baseball (12-13) continued its dominance over Alabama in the Capital City Classic winning for the seventh time in eight tries with a 10-1 pounding over the Crimson Tide on Tuesday night. The Tigers set the tone early in Montgomery, Ala., playing at the home of the Biscuits by scoring 4 runs in the first […]

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Auburn Spring Photo Gallery 5

Auburn spring football photo gallery five features a look at the offensive line.

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M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Home Saturday and Sunday

Auburn hosts Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon in an SEC match and Alabama A&M Saturday evening in an non-conference match at the Yarbrough Tennis Center this weekend

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Athlon Sports' Coaches on the Hot Seat: Spring Practice Edition (Dr. Saturday)



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Wednesday Football & Baseball Tiger Tidbits

Updates from five Auburn teams are featured in this edition of Tiger Tidbits from Inside the Auburn Tigers/AUTigers.com.

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Together Again: Hand Working With Malzahn

Auburn's new offensive line coach, Herb Hand, discusses spring football practice on the Plains and coaching on Gus Malzahn's staff.

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Former Tigers-Turned-Coaches Focused on Bringing Auburn Back to Glory Days

AUBURN, Ala. — Kodi Burns and Travis Williams know what the expectations are for the Auburn Tigers football team.

As former players of some of the Tigers' best teams of the last dozen years, the first-year position coaches are focused on getting their alma mater back to championship caliber.

"At this place, you're expected to win," said Williams, who replaced the South Carolina-bound Lance Thompson at linebackers coach after receiving a trial run during the Birmingham Bowl. "I want to win. I want that challenge. You put your back against the wall, and you just scrap it out and put your best foot forward. That’s what this place is about."

They personally know what it takes to compete for SEC and national titles.

"The reason I came to Auburn was that Auburn was built off of toughness, and guys I saw before that paved the way for me were tough, hard-nosed guys," said Burns, who took over as Auburn's wide receivers coach this offseason after Dameyune Craig's departure to LSU. "And that's how Auburn has won."

Burns and Williams also know the expectations for the Tigers outside of the Plains, especially after a 7-6 campaign in 2015. Auburn isn't a preseason darling this time around. Things have changed.

But both former Tigers built their playing careers off defying similar expectations.

Burns was a heavily hyped blue-chip passer who won and lost the starting quarterback job. But instead of transferring out of the program, he made a sacrificial move to wide receiver, where he became a key possession target for Cam Newton in the undefeated run to the 2010 national title.

Williams was a self-described "little skinny linebacker" in the early 2000s for head coach Tommy Tuberville. After a redshirt season and a freshman campaign, he emerged as a starting linebacker in 2003 and became a first-team All-SEC selection in 2004—when the Tigers went undefeated and won the SEC title. 

Together with veteran defensive line coach Rodney Garner, offensive graduate assistant Jonathan Wallace and defensive graduate assistant Craig Sanders, Burns and Williams are part of Gus Malzahn's new-look and semi-homegrown coaching staff for 2016.

"What Coach Malzahn has done is he's hired guys that have played here, and have put their blood, sweat and tears in this school and on that field," Burns said. "With recruiting...I'm talking about a school because I played there. I am Auburn. I believe in everything I say about the school. I believe it and really believe from the heart."

Burns and Williams' respective positions at Auburn are under a lot of scrutiny heading in 2016. The Tigers have to replace the top two receivers from a unit coming off its worst statistical year since Malzahn arrived, and they lost three linebackers to graduation ahead of a transition to another new defensive coordinator, Kevin Steele. 

Williams is using that as motivation for his younger and thinner unit.

"Right now, I tell them we don't have to say anything. We can walk silent and carry a big stick," Williams said, echoing his own linebacker coach at Auburn, Joe Whitt Sr. "I told them in this room we're going to be a group of overachievers, and that's OK. You have to have that mentality that outside this room nobody thinks you're worth a crap."

For Williams, the focus is on developing his linebackers like Whitt developed him into a feared force for a title-winning defense over a decade ago and being a motivator on the practice field:

Williams even models his practices after Whitt, who started as Auburn's linebackers coach in 1981 and stayed in that role for 25 seasons. Whitt coached on five different SEC championship teams and 17 bowl teams, spanning some of the best years in program history.

"I know it works," Williams said. "I have seen it and actually experienced everything that he's instilled into a linebacker. ... You still have to develop guys. Some coaches like them microwave-ready. They want you to come out of high school and play. That's not realistic. You're paid to coach and paid to develop players."

Williams must develop a unit that currently has a leader in junior Tre' Williams but little else in experience. Jeff Holland is practicing with the edge-rushers on the defensive line, making sophomore Deshaun Davis—who had five tackles in 2015—the second-most productive Auburn linebacker heading into the fall.

The new assistant spoke highly of the progress underclassmen Richard McBryde, Darrell Williams and Montavious Atkinson have showed this spring, but the unit won't be complete until later this year, when Illinois transfer T.J. Neal arrives.

Burns is experiencing something similar on the offensive side of the ball. The wide receivers he's inherited combined for only 575 yards last year, putting more pressure on a stellar recruiting class Craig signed and other underclassmen such as Darius Slayton and Ryan Davis.

Auburn has physically gifted true freshman Kyle Davis already on campus, but he is limited in what he can do in practices while recovering from shoulder surgery. Four-star signees Nate Craig-Myers and Eli Stove won't arrive until this summer. 

But while other coaches may see that dependence on youth as a problem, Burns sees it as a golden opportunity.

"I'm excited to work with these guys," Burns said. "The best thing for me is that they are freshmen, so I get to mold them in how I want them to be—what my expectations are. I can take them personally and show them the way and how we do things at Auburn."

According to Burns, how Auburn does things at receiver has a lot to do with blocking for runs—the base of Malzahn's offense. With an experienced group of running backs and the potential of a quarterback such as John Franklin III or Jeremy Johnson on read options, Burns is placing a high priority on toughness.

"The offensive line has to do its job up front, but we also have an obligation as receivers to block and make sure that runs go from 15-yard runs to 60- and 70-yard runs," Burns said. "That's a mentality in our room we've got to get back...It's the extra-effort things I expect you to do and go over and beyond to be a receiver at Auburn."

Both Burns and Williams say they understand the challenge ahead of them in what will be a make-or-break year for the entire staff.

And they're ready to attack coaching at their alma mater with plenty of excitement and enthusiasm.

"You can't catch me without a smile on my face," Williams said. "In the same breath, I understand the responsibility and expectations. Coming to work every day, it gives you a goal, because a lot of people are depending on you to get this thing right."

 

All quotes obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. Recruiting rankings are courtesy of 247Sports.

Justin Ferguson is a National College Football Analyst at Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @JFergusonBR.

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Highlights of Auburn’s 10-1 Win Over Alabama

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2016 Auburn Baseball Capital City Classic Highlights



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Guys in a Booth: Kevin Scarbinsky takes on a Georgia troll in 'Kevin Strikes Back'

In Wednesday's episode of "Guys in a Booth," AL.com columnist Kevin Scarbinsky squares off against an angry commenter about one of his recent columns. Watch the video to see Kevin set the record straight while lobbing a few scathing insults...

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4-Star Defensive End Likes Visit to Auburn

Ryan Johnson talks about his spring visit to see the Auburn football Tigers.

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What Can Tiger Fans Expect from Landon Rice

11723908-LandonRiceAuburn fans have read article after article on Auburn’s inability to replace the late, legendary Philip Lutzenkirchen at tight end. Since his graduation, Auburn has struggled to field a player with his skill set, and Rhett Lashlee and Gus Malzahn have attempted tight end by committee. Only C. J. Uzomah came close, and he never […]

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Baseball. 'I'm just glad we won' - Tigers beat Bama in Montgomery

Auburn continued its mastery in Montgomery, beating rival Alabama for the seventh time in eight years in the Max Capital City Classic.

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Auburn Blasts Tide In Capital City Classic

Auburn pounded Alabama 10-1 to win the Capital City Classic in Montgomery on Tuesday night.

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Former Tigers-Turned-Coaches Focused on Bringing Auburn Back to Glory Days

AUBURN, Ala. — Kodi Burns and Travis Williams know what the expectations are for the Auburn Tigers football team.

As former players of some of the Tigers' best teams of the last dozen years, the first-year position coaches are focused on getting their alma mater back to championship caliber.

"At this place, you're expected to win," said Williams, who replaced the South Carolina-bound Lance Thompson at linebackers coach after receiving a trial run during the Birmingham Bowl. "I want to win. I want that challenge. You put your back against the wall, and you just scrap it out and put your best foot forward. That’s what this place is about."

They personally know what it takes to compete for SEC and national titles.

"The reason I came to Auburn was that Auburn was built off of toughness, and guys I saw before that paved the way for me were tough, hard-nosed guys," said Burns, who took over as Auburn's wide receivers coach this offseason after Dameyune Craig's departure to LSU. "And that's how Auburn has won."

Burns and Williams also know the expectations for the Tigers outside of the Plains, especially after a 7-6 campaign in 2015. Auburn isn't a preseason darling this time around. Things have changed.

But both former Tigers built their playing careers off defying similar expectations.

Burns was a heavily hyped blue-chip passer who won and lost the starting quarterback job. But instead of transferring out of the program, he made a sacrificial move to wide receiver, where he became a key possession target for Cam Newton in the undefeated run to the 2010 national title.

Williams was a self-described "little skinny linebacker" in the early 2000s for head coach Tommy Tuberville. After a redshirt season and a freshman campaign, he emerged as a starting linebacker in 2003 and became a first-team All-SEC selection in 2004—when the Tigers went undefeated and won the SEC title. 

Together with veteran defensive line coach Rodney Garner, offensive graduate assistant Jonathan Wallace and defensive graduate assistant Craig Sanders, Burns and Williams are part of Gus Malzahn's new-look and semi-homegrown coaching staff for 2016.

"What Coach Malzahn has done is he's hired guys that have played here, and have put their blood, sweat and tears in this school and on that field," Burns said. "With recruiting...I'm talking about a school because I played there. I am Auburn. I believe in everything I say about the school. I believe it and really believe from the heart."

Burns and Williams' respective positions at Auburn are under a lot of scrutiny heading in 2016. The Tigers have to replace the top two receivers from a unit coming off its worst statistical year since Malzahn arrived, and they lost three linebackers to graduation ahead of a transition to another new defensive coordinator, Kevin Steele. 

Williams is using that as motivation for his younger and thinner unit.

"Right now, I tell them we don't have to say anything. We can walk silent and carry a big stick," Williams said, echoing his own linebacker coach at Auburn, Joe Whitt Sr. "I told them in this room we're going to be a group of overachievers, and that's OK. You have to have that mentality that outside this room nobody thinks you're worth a crap."

For Williams, the focus is on developing his linebackers like Whitt developed him into a feared force for a title-winning defense over a decade ago and being a motivator on the practice field:

Williams even models his practices after Whitt, who started as Auburn's linebackers coach in 1981 and stayed in that role for 25 seasons. Whitt coached on five different SEC championship teams and 17 bowl teams, spanning some of the best years in program history.

"I know it works," Williams said. "I have seen it and actually experienced everything that he's instilled into a linebacker. ... You still have to develop guys. Some coaches like them microwave-ready. They want you to come out of high school and play. That's not realistic. You're paid to coach and paid to develop players."

Williams must develop a unit that currently has a leader in junior Tre' Williams but little else in experience. Jeff Holland is practicing with the edge-rushers on the defensive line, making sophomore Deshaun Davis—who had five tackles in 2015—the second-most productive Auburn linebacker heading into the fall.

The new assistant spoke highly of the progress underclassmen Richard McBryde, Darrell Williams and Montavious Atkinson have showed this spring, but the unit won't be complete until later this year, when Illinois transfer T.J. Neal arrives.

Burns is experiencing something similar on the offensive side of the ball. The wide receivers he's inherited combined for only 575 yards last year, putting more pressure on a stellar recruiting class Craig signed and other underclassmen such as Darius Slayton and Ryan Davis.

Auburn has physically gifted true freshman Kyle Davis already on campus, but he is limited in what he can do in practices while recovering from shoulder surgery. Four-star signees Nate Craig-Myers and Eli Stove won't arrive until this summer. 

But while other coaches may see that dependence on youth as a problem, Burns sees it as a golden opportunity.

"I'm excited to work with these guys," Burns said. "The best thing for me is that they are freshmen, so I get to mold them in how I want them to be—what my expectations are. I can take them personally and show them the way and how we do things at Auburn."

According to Burns, how Auburn does things at receiver has a lot to do with blocking for runs—the base of Malzahn's offense. With an experienced group of running backs and the potential of a quarterback such as John Franklin III or Jeremy Johnson on read options, Burns is placing a high priority on toughness.

"The offensive line has to do its job up front, but we also have an obligation as receivers to block and make sure that runs go from 15-yard runs to 60- and 70-yard runs," Burns said. "That's a mentality in our room we've got to get back...It's the extra-effort things I expect you to do and go over and beyond to be a receiver at Auburn."

Both Burns and Williams say they understand the challenge ahead of them in what will be a make-or-break year for the entire staff.

And they're ready to attack coaching at their alma mater with plenty of excitement and enthusiasm.

"You can't catch me without a smile on my face," Williams said. "In the same breath, I understand the responsibility and expectations. Coming to work every day, it gives you a goal, because a lot of people are depending on you to get this thing right."

 

All quotes obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. Recruiting rankings are courtesy of 247Sports.

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Auburn Football: Week 3 Spring Practice Report

AUBURN, Ala. — With spring break in the books and the annual A-Day Game a couple of weeks away, the Auburn Tigers returned to practice in what was arguably the most crucial week of camp.

Gus Malzahn's players had to quickly shake off any rust accumulated in the week off and prepare for the first scrimmage of the 2016 calendar.

The scrimmage, which started at Jordan-Hare Stadium on an overcast Saturday morning and was later moved to the indoor practice facility due to rain, was important for building separation at key position battles—especially the one at quarterback.

"During the scrimmage, there were a few scores by the offense, but there were also the defense [getting] some turnovers," Malzahn said. "Energy was good...overall. I thought it was a pretty productive day. We got some good information moving forward."

With the third full week of Auburn's 2016 spring camp in the books, let's recap all the major news and notes from what was an offense-heavy week at the post-practice podium:

 

We'll do it live

Auburn's first scrimmage of spring camp served as an important mile-marker for the quarterback battle. Saturday was the first day Malzahn let the defense tackle the signal-callers.

"It's very good to evaluate those guys in a live situation, and it's very good for our defense to have a quarterback go live," Malzahn said. "You can learn a lot about the pass rushing and everything that goes with that. I thought all three [quarterbacks vying for the starting job] got some good work."

Malzahn said newcomer John Franklin III "got quite a bit of work by design" in Saturday's scrimmage because the staff had never seen him practice with the team in a live situation. Running back Jovon Robinson said Franklin busted a 70-yard run "that surprised everybody in the stadium."

"That's a quick person, man," Robinson said. "When you can move laterally as quick as he can? You can do special things on the field. You saw that today. In the spring game, we can make some people happy."

But Franklin wasn't the only Auburn quarterback to make a big highlight play in the scrimmage Saturday. Former starter Jeremy Johnson hit running back Roc Thomas on a wheel route for 75 yards and a touchdown.

"I was getting some pretty good holes," Thomas said. "At times, the defense would do some different things that the offensive line hadn't seen yet, so I think that was good for them to see. It was a pretty good scrimmage."

Defensive backs Jamel Dean and Stephen Roberts said Johnson's bomb to Thomas was the only "big play" the secondary gave up to the opposing quarterbacks in what was a run-heavy scrimmage.

But that was just fine for the offense.

"That's what we do," Robinson said. "We got in the end zone a lot. I managed to get in the end zone today. Going through this offense, we know success is not given; it's earned. But we earned a lot of points today, so we did pretty good."

Malzahn said the rushing attack did well for the most part, but some of the "rookies" in the backfield, such as early enrollee Malik Miller, had issues with ball security. None of the quarterbacks threw interceptions, and the defense's only forced turnovers came from fumbles.

But the Auburn head coach seemed pleased with the overall progress both sides of the ball showed in the Tigers' first scrimmage of 2016.

"Sometimes the offense wins, sometimes the defense wins and sometimes it's pretty close," Malzahn said. "I'd say today it was pretty close. We're rotating a lot of guys and letting everybody play."

 

Receiving high praise

Saturday's scrimmage was also an important time for Auburn's wide receivers, who must step up in 2016 to replace the production Ricardo Louis, Melvin Ray and the dismissed Duke Williams provided.

"They all got opportunities," Malzahn said. "A couple of guys made some catches down the field. They played extremely hard."

Earlier in the week, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee spoke highly of several receivers both new and old in the Auburn system. 

Early enrollee Kyle Davis continued to be a major discussion subject, even though he has been limited in practices due to a recent shoulder surgery. The 6'2" wideout wears a bright orange noncontact jersey in practice and stands out in other ways as well.

"Physically, just what we call on the hoof, the way you look at him, he looks the part," Lashlee said, per Wesley Sinor of AL.com. "He looks good in pads...just from what we've seen so far we feel pretty good about his chances of having an opportunity to compete for a spot come fall camp."

Redshirt freshman Darius Slayton has been able to do more in practices, and he hit the ground running this spring by battling for playing time. Senior receiver Tony Stevens, a player Lashlee said is in a "time of urgency" after underwhelming so far on the Plains, sees something similar in Slayton.

"He's looking pretty good," Stevens said. "I've seen him improve from last year to this year. He's more urgent now. He wants the ball, wants to be out there making plays, and that's a big plus for us because we're going to need everybody."

Stevens speaks the truth. Auburn's returning receivers who recorded at least a single catch in 2015—Stevens, Marcus Davis, Jason Smith and Stanton Truitt—combined for just 575 yards of production.

Auburn is going to need everybody, from the experienced ones on down to the underclassmen, to become better playmakers under the guidance of new wide receivers coach Kodi Burns. The former Auburn quarterback-turned-receiver is making his mark with more of a hands-on style of coaching this spring.

"He's out there like he's one of us," Stevens said. "He's really hands-on. He shows it, and then we do it. He does receiver drills that I've never done before, ball drills on the floor. And even before practice, he's out there coming up to us one-on-one and doing drills with us."

 

New blood boiling in the secondary

The spotlight has been shining brightly on the Auburn secondary this spring, with new defensive backs coach Wesley "Crime Dawg" McGriff taking over a unit that is looking for major improvement.

One of the defensive backs making a strong impression hasn't played a snap of college football yet—cornerback Jamel Dean, who transferred from Ohio State to Auburn last year. Dean suffered a serious knee injury in his junior year of high school and wasn't medically cleared to play for the Buckeyes in the spring of 2015.

After Dr. James Andrews gave him the all-clear on a second opinion, Dean decided to join former Auburn assistants Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson's growing stockpile of defensive recruits from South Florida.

"I wanted to try something new, and I wanted to be back in the south," said Dean, who made it clear he "didn't hold any grudges" after how things turned out at Ohio State. "I thought it was the best fit for me just because of the defense they run."

Now, Dean is already making a major push for the starting cornerback job opposite fellow Florida native Carlton Davis. At 6'2" and 205 pounds, he's an ideal corner to line up against the larger receivers that are starting to dominate the SEC.

"He has a lot of talent. He can run. He's a physical guy," Malzahn said. "He really caught our attention in bowl practice when we did some scrimmaging and he's carried it over into spring... He's a young guy; he's still learning, but his attitude is good, and he's got a lot of talent."

But while Dean is impressing in his first weeks of full-speed work at Auburn, another young defensive back is catching his own eye.

"John Broussard, man," Dean said. "I see him getting better every day in spring and improvement. I like to see that for later on in his career."

As an early enrollee, Broussard could get a head start in providing depth at cornerback this fall. The true freshman from nearby Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama, stands 6'0" and has room to grow at 170 pounds.

Roberts, who played against Broussard in high school as a converted quarterback at Opelika High School, continues to see plenty of growth in the former 4-star recruit.

"That's just a guy who likes to work," Roberts said. "I know he may be small now, but he's going to get bigger. Just having him focused and ready to play, ready to come in and do some work, that's what has impressed me about him this spring."

 

Quick hits

  • Stevens said Franklin started a group text message with all of Auburn's wide receivers the moment he arrived on campus. "He's pretty much a leader in my eyes. On the field, you can see he's having fun out there. He's already at home."
  • Safety Johnathan "Rudy" Ford returned to practice this week for Auburn. Robinson said Ford, who he called "one of the fastest guys in the SEC," hawked Franklin down on his 70-yard run Saturday.
  • Starting center Austin Golson got reps at left tackle during the media-viewing portion of Tuesday's practice. According to Malzahn, new offensive line coach Herb Hand is continuing to "mix and match" by cross-training players at other positions for depth purposes.
  • Dean said he is competing for a starting job with redshirt freshman Javarius Davis at the cornerback spot opposite Carlton Davis.
  • Junior running back Roc Thomas said sophomore H-back Chandler Cox "ran the ball well" at practice for someone who isn't a natural at the position.
  • When asked if junior defensive end Carl Lawson was still "unblockable" in practices, Malzahn responded with a trademark "no doubt."
  • Saturday's scrimmage ended with three live punt returns, which Malzahn said were taken by Ryan Davis, Javarius Davis and Stephen Roberts.

 

All quotes obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. Recruiting "star" rankings are courtesy of 247Sports.

Justin Ferguson is a National College Football Analyst at Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @JFergusonBR.

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Thunderstorms today!



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James Owens passes away - 247Sports


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James Owens passes away
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After news of his passing Saturday, those around Auburn's athletics program sent along their condolences as well as sharing their memories of Owens. "James Owens was the epitome of courage," athletics director Jay Jacobs said in an official release ...

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

We will miss you sir! James Owens left a lasting legacy at #Auburn. by autigersfootball


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Track & Field, Cross Country. Muzaric, Dincoff pace Tigers at Yellow Jacket Invite

Seniors Valentina Muzaric and Rachel Dincoff along with freshman Peyton Montgomery each captured gold medals to lead the Tigers’ track and field teams Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on the Georgia Tech campus.

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Baseball. Auburn baseball falls to No. 18 Arkansas 14-7

Junior Joshua Palacios hit his third home run of the season, but Auburn baseball fell to No. 18 Arkansas 14-7 on Saturday at Baum Stadium.

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2016 War Blogle Bracket Challenge Standings (after Sweet Sixteen)

After a crazy first two rounds, the big names are... Read More »

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Tigers Complete The Sweep Of South Carolina

Auburn softball swept South Carolina on Saturday in a doubleheader to sweep the series vs. the Gamecocks.

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Big Innings Hurt Auburn In 14-7 Loss

Auburn dropped game two of the series at Arkansas 14-7 on Saturday night.

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Auburn Softball Sweeps South Carolina in Week 3 of SEC Play



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Swimming & Diving. Lazeroff third, Tigers 10th at NCAA S&D Championships

Scott Lazeroff finished third on the platform, one of three top-eight finishes for the Auburn Swimming and Diving team on Saturday night, as the program finished 10th at the 2016 NCAA Championships at Georgia Tech's McAuley Aquatic Center.

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M. Golf. No. 6 Auburn men's golf runner-up at FarmLinks Match Play

No. 6 Auburn men's golf, playing as the 4-seed, finished runner-up the FarmLinks Match Play

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Auburn beat writers discuss first spring scrimmage

Auburn beat writers Brandon Marcello and James Crepea discuss the Tigers' first spring scrimmage today after hearing from head coach Gus Malzahn and a few players at the Auburn Athletic Complex in Auburn, Ala. See what they have to say...

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Auburn's first black football player, James Owens, dies (The Associated Press)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn's first black scholarship football player, James Owens, has died after battling heart problems. He was 65.

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James Owens, Auburn's first African-American football player, passes away - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


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James Owens, Auburn's first African-American football player, passes away
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Auburn honored Owens for breaking the school's color barrier when it established the James Owens Courage Award in 2012. Athletic director Jay Jacobs described Owens at the time as an icon in the history of the university's football program. The award ...

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Alabama, Auburn offer in-state DE Alec Jackson in consecutive days

Jackson grew up rooting for the Tigers, but is impressed with the Tide

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W. Equestrian. SEC CHAMPS! No. 1 Auburn Wins Conference Title

The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team earned its first Southeastern Conference title, defeating No. 2 and host Georgia, 11-7, in the SEC title round Saturday afternoon at the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga.

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Softball. Jade Rhodes, defense push No. 3 Auburn by South Carolina

Jade Rhodes continued her hot hitting by belting her team-leading 11th homer, and then delivering the go-ahead RBI in an Auburn win over South Carolina in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.

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W. Tennis. Auburn takes down No. 39 Ole Miss, 4-1

Auburn women's tennis completed the weekend sweep with a 4-1 victory over No. 39 Ole Miss. Auburn improves to 18-4 (6-2 SEC) on the season.

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LaDarius Owens' heartfelt letter to James Owens, his trailblazing uncle

James Owens was a trailblazer at Auburn.

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Did Auburn’s Live Scrimmage Reveal a Leader for the Quarterback Position?

20023032-standard“We learned a lot,” Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn said in Saturday’s press conference about the Tigers first live scrimmage of the spring. “After we see the film … we will learn more today from a quarterback standpoint than we did the first seven practices.” The biggest question on most fans minds is if Malzahn will […]

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BOOM to Equestrian! SEC CHAMPIONS!! #WarEagle (photo: @sec) by auburntigers


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Auburn Offers Montgomery D-Line Prospect

Growing up an Auburn fan, big Alec Jackson got the offer he's been waiting for on Saturday from the Tigers.

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James Owens, Auburn's first black football player, has died

James Owens, the first black scholarship player to play football at Auburn, died Saturday at the age of 65.

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