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Gus Malzahn Press Conference: Quarterbacks, Austin Golson Injury, Offensive Struggles

Gus Malzahn met with the media for his weekly press conference. All credit to the beat writers who were there.

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Ok, so, there's not a lot, but there's still some things to talk about, here. I know they had confidence in Peyton Barber, and with good reason, but I really don't think Barber needs to be the every-down back. Can he be? Absolutely, he can. That's why he's run for almost 1000 yards this season. However, Robinson just has that extra move and burst that allows him to get bigger gains and break open more explosive plays.

I thought Dampeer said a few weeks back that he would be available by this week? I guess there was a set back, since Avery Young is the #2 Center behind Danzey this week. It's a shame to have this situation for the reason that we do. At least we weren't told Golson's injury was season-ending. The last two weeks we've had to report on someone out for the year.

I do agree that Jeremy Johnson has gotten better. That might sound crazy after Auburn's overall offensive performance this weekend, but it's true in my eyes. In the UGA game he wasn't asked to do much, but I don't think I can say he made a bad read. Bad pass? Yes, absolutely. The interception he threw way over Tony Stevens. He over threw someone on the sideline on a key 3rd down late. There was the Kerryon Johnson overthrow on what would have been a huge gain, if not a touchdown. He doesn't look lost in the backfield like he did against LSU. So, yes, that's an improvement. Now if we could get him to throw the ball accurately downfield.