Carl Lawson back? CARL LAWSON BACK.
Time to do the Carl Dance!
Okay, he's back on the practice field. That doesn't mean he's going to play this weekend. I have a feeling he will, but it's not certain. He may be limited, too. Or he may not be. We'll see. This is huge for Auburn going forward, though. Lawson is the kind of presence that makes everyone around him better if only by drawing focus on himself.
That's aside from how good he is at what he does to beat that extra attention. Just look at the production he had in the first half against Louisville if you want a good reminder of what he's capable of. That's also the best game played by our defensive tackles, too. With Lawson pulling the focus to himself, it freed up the tackles to get into the backfield more often.
He's obviously a leader on the team, too. Otherwise he would not have made the road trips to Kentucky and Arkansas. Getting him back on the field could be enough to allow the defense to make 1-2 more key stops.
I really hope he gets back on the field this weekend. If he does, it will be his first time playing in Jordan-Hare since the 2013 Iron Bowl.
It's nice to hear Sean White was encouraging his teammates on the sideline when all those balls were being dropped, Saturday. I really hope he's able to snag his first touchdown pass this weekend. It's amazing that he hasn't thrown one, yet. One of my co-workers believes that they just don't trust him in the redzone to throw the football and would rather stick with the Wildcat, but it's not like we go strictly Wildcat when we get down there.
That's pretty much it for this week. I have a feeling much more was said, but the beat writers were frantically working on their "LAWSON BACK" stories, as well, and relying on their recording devices for other press conference notes. Plus, let's face it, LAWSON BACK is the main story, here, anyway.
Gus Malzahn says the players and coaches are excited about playing at home after being on the road the last two weeks.— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) October 27, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Carl Lawson will practice for the first time today— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) October 27, 2015
Carl Lawson is practicing again! pic.twitter.com/O1iysTyQrQ— WarRoom Evil (@WarRoomEagle) October 27, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Carl Lawson "been doing things with trainers" to keep in shape, but nothing like practice— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) October 27, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Carl Lawson will be clear to do everything in practice, "he's been through a lot" last two weeks— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) October 27, 2015
Malzahn says Lawson is excited about being back "he's a competitor and has gone through a lot"— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) October 27, 2015
Malzahn on Laquon Treadwell: He's one of the better players in the entire country. He's a force, there's no doubt. ¶— John Zenor (@jzenor) October 27, 2015
Malzahn says Sean White was an encourager during Saturday's game when Auburn wide receivers were having problems with drops— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) October 27, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Touchdowns will come for Sean White, he's in pretty good place leading the offense— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) October 27, 2015
Gus Belichick on Austin Golson going against his former team: "It probably means a lot."— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) October 27, 2015