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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Young and Miller have "rotated" at right tackle in practice this week . . .
Montgomery Advertiser

President has started each of Auburn's past two games, carving out a key role on the right side of a defensive line looking for somebody to make an impact off the edge . . .
Mobile Press-Register

Mistakes were made, sure, and inconsistent blocking is a problem, but Thomas' performance of late provides a fresh approach -- if needed -- starting Saturday against South Carolina (4-3, 2-3) inside Jordan-Hare Stadium . . .
Birmingham News

The Gamecocks have not beaten Auburn since joining the SEC and I can promise you that Coach Spurrier will do everything humanly possible to have his football team at a peak when they arrive at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday evening . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

Just because he's a backup doesn't mean Ruffin hasn't made a significant contribution to the Auburn defense . . .
Auburn Plainsman

Auburn's production on first downs, both rushing and passing, is down significantly from last season, which Malzahn attributes to "execution" of plays . . .
Montgomery Advertiser

There's no other way around it: Auburn's defensive line is not providing the level of pressure on opposing quarterbacks as defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson had hoped going into the season . . .
Birmingham News

Auburn's defense badly needed Holsey this season . . .
Mobile Press-Register

Even though the goal is balance, the first order of business for the Tigers this weekend will be to run the football and get back to being the physical offense the coaches want at Auburn . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

Finding somebody to fill the shoulder pads of the nation's best fullback -- former Tiger Jay Prosch is now the starting fullback for the Houston Texans -- hasn't been easy . . .
Mobile Press-Register

The emergence of freshman Braden Smith, along with the return of former starter Patrick Miller from injury, has provided the Tigers some options in the trenches, especially at right tackle . . .
Birmingham News

Talking Auburn-South Carolina on today's show with thoughts from Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Also basketball talk with Coach Bruce Pearl . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

Overall, Auburn is 9-1-1 against the Gamecocks, the lone USC victory coming in 1933 . . .
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)

South Carolina's balanced offense should be able to poke some holes in Auburn's stout defense, but the Gamecocks' porous defense will be hard-pressed to slow down Marshall and company, especially with an extra week of preparation under the Tigers' belt and the motivation to avenge their last loss . . .
The Sports Network

While he hasn't cracked the starting lineup yet, Ellis Johnson has been pleased with Roberts' progress halfway through his first year on the Plains . . .
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Scout Midlands breaks down the top prospects, including Lewis, who recently picked up an LSU offer and has plans to visit Auburn . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

Pearl believes the SEC should get two or three teams into the four-team playoff . . .
Birmingham News

Malzahn might be surprised to find out that Spurrier's got his own level of respect for a coach who's been part of the next wave of offensive innovators . . .
Mobile Press-Register

"Every time I go home I tell my mom, 'I want to go to Auburn.' She tells me I'm too young to make the decision, but I keep telling her I want to go to Auburn . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

"It's kind of like that old country song by Merle Haggard, 'If we make it to December, we'll be OK,' but I don't know if we're going to make it . . .
The State (Columbia, S.C.)

What should Auburn fans hope the Tigers did during the off week? . . .
Chattanooga Times-Free Press

Tigers have had two weeks to lick the wounds inflicted by Mississippi State and may take it out on Steve Spurrier . . .
Gainesville Sun

"Yeah, we're not real good on run defense . . .
Montgomery Advertiser

Steve Spurrier takes a special delight in seeing that four of the nation's top five teams are coached by former offensive coordinators who all call their own plays on Saturdays . . .
The State (Columbia, S.C.)

Auburn's mixing and matching also allowed the Tigers to work on their contingency plans in case an injury hits again . . .
Mobile Press-Register

Coaches have not divulged the areas they are focusing on, but one could assume the sputtering first-down offense, the inconsistent pass rush and blocking along the offensive line and at H-Back, a position that has become less and less visible in the last two games, have been targeted . . .
Birmingham News

Though only a sophomore, Young has been an instrumental part of the offensive line . . .
Opelika-Auburn News

Gus Malzahn has never been shy about expressing his admiration for South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier . . .
Mobile Press-Register

"I don't mind saying they're two of my favorite coaches . . .
Birmingham News

As Auburn enters the second half of the season, his turn might be now . . .
ESPN

The Auburn team that lost at Mississippi State two weeks ago won't get it done . . .
Birmingham News

What the Tigers need to do is keep that running game churning in the second half of the season . . .
ESPN

He has narrowed his final schools to Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky and LSU . . .
Huntsville Times

An injury to his shoulder forced Truitt to the sidelines for the rest of the season . . .
Mobile Press-Register

Smith has played three positions since his arrival on campus. The 6-foot-6, 299-pound has impressed coaches early in his career . . .
Birmingham News

"As far as his reinstatement and what he did, that's between me and him . . .
Opelika-Auburn News

Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn talks about South Carolina, updates the status of safety Jermaine Whitehead, and more . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

He played eight snaps during Auburn's 38-23 loss at Mississippi State on Oct. 11 and did so mostly as a run blocker . . .
Birmingham News

All jokes aside, the longtime Southeastern Conference assistant coach still has a wealth of connections to South Carolina including a handful of players just three years removed from coaching in Columbia . . .
Opelika-Auburn News

As each week passes, the chances of the sophomore playing this season dwindle . . .
Birmingham News

Cameron Artis-Payne has more than filled in as the workhorse in Auburn's backfield so far this season . . .
Opelika-Auburn News

The longtime defensive coordinator has served under a dozen coaches, but the Auburn and South Carolina coaches are different, said Johnson, who has coached both for and against Malzahn and Spurrier . . .
Birmingham News

Garrett is working behind junior Kris Frost at weakside linebacker but could find his way into the starting rotation with Frost and middle linebacker Cassanova McKinzy at some point in the second half of the season . . .
Opelika-Auburn News

Ruffin's move to the hybrid position came as a surprise to him . . .
Mobile Press-Register

Talking Tigers as they get ready for South Carolina and hear from Defensive Coordinator Ellis Johnson as well as defensive tackle Jeff Whitaker . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

The nation's No. 3 running back in the 2016 prospect recently told 247Sports it would "mean a lot" if Auburn were to extend him an offer . . .
Huntsville Times

Auburn's trip to Oxford will kick off at either 6 p.m on ESPN or 6:15 p.m. on ESPN2 . . .
Mobile Press-Register

As a true linebacker he's physical enough to play between the tackles . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

Bray says the coaches never met with him to discuss an increased role on offense . . .
Mobile Press-Register

In an effort to create more speed off the edge, Auburn's coaches have made senior defensive back-turned-linebacker Brandon King into a defensive end, at least in pass-rushing situations . . .
Opelika-Auburn News

The last time the Tigers and Gamecocks met was a 16-13 Auburn win in Columbia in 2011. Johnson was defensive coordinator for the Gamecocks that year . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers

"There is no pressure on us except to go to Auburn and try to see if we can pull an upset . . .
The State (Columbia, S.C.)

The way Johnson saw it, the bye week couldn't have gone much better . . .
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Gus Malzahn had a week to stew about Auburn's loss to Mississippi State . . .
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Auburn debuted the three-man rotation against Mississippi State, and Frost, McKinzy and Garrett combined for 16 tackles . . .
Mobile Press-Register

"I'm just soaking in the moment . . .
Opelika-Auburn News


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