First, I can't believe the number of injuries Dinson sustained on that block. Maybe you can argue it wasn't targeting, but that type of block is banned in the NFL. It should certainly be banned in college, too. That was horrific. ESPN can still do unspeakable things to themselves for focusing on the Kyler Murray hit over Dinson's injury, though. Seriously, they barely even discussed that Dinson was hurt. It was horrible.
Not shocked on the QB discussion. We're not going to know the starter until game time. As for the running backs... come on, man. Jovon Robinson is the main guy. Kerryon Johnson is amazing, but I'm not sure he's ready to pick up the blocks. Peyton has been the man all season long and I love him for what he's done, but Jovon has that added extra bit to his game that makes him the man.
Isn't this almost the exact same discussion from last week? Then it was a wide receiver out for the season and now it's a DB, but still. Injuries have definitely taken their toll on the Tigers in 2015. There really isn't a lot of meat to this, as Gus is the master of Coach-Speak. Stick around for the little extra at the end to brighten your day, though.
*Edit: I have to include a late thought... I still don't think the fact Gus is saying Rhett called most of the effective plays and let him handle a lot more this week has been discussed enough. Maybe it will after this PC. I may write something on it, later. Because that's a really big deal to me for a number of reasons. Not least of which it was the most effective the offense has been all season.
Malzahn: Freshman DB Jeremiah Dinson out for year. Tore three ligaments in knee and dislocated knee, shoulder.— John Zenor (@jzenor) November 10, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Not sure who will be first guy out there at QB, have confidence in both of them— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) November 10, 2015
Malzahn on Jeremy Johnson's resilience: He went through a storm the first part of the season. That's extremely tough on a quarterback.— John Zenor (@jzenor) November 10, 2015
Malzahn says they've got confidence in all the RB's. Not ready to say there is a No. 1 at the moment.— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 10, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Kerryon Johnson has developed into his "own little role"— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) November 10, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: "Lot more to it" than Sean White's health about who is starting at QB— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) November 10, 2015
Malzahn says the last two weeks Tony Stevens has made a couple of wow plays down the field "he's starting to want the football"— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 10, 2015
Malzahn says Rhett Lashlee "called the majority of plays that were successful"— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 10, 2015
Gus Malzahn on Jeremy Johnson's confidence: "He does have his edge back." https://t.co/k87QCUOS7v— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) November 10, 2015
Auburn's Gus Malzahn on QB Jeremy Johnson: "He does have his edge back. He does have his confidence back. And we have confidence in him."— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) November 10, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: "Kind of a new team" referencing last year's loss to Georgia, downplays any emotions from it— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) November 10, 2015
Oh, and just because...
Mark Richt recalls his reaction to the Prayer in Jordan-Hare: "I hit my knees. My chest hit the ground. What in the world is going on?"— Seth Emerson (@SethEmersonAJC) November 10, 2015