Football news, yaaaay! Of course, it's not exactly much. And, since Gus is the master of Coach Speak, what little there was tells us even less. So let's try to dig out some tidbits from these tweets.
We know the defensive staff for the bowl game! I don't think much of it is a surprise other than knowing who is going to coach the defensive backs. Hopefully he's good at it, because Auburn is going to need help against one of the better quarterbacks in the nation.
Let's talk about the best news, though. Everyone should be healthy and eligible. The healthy part is big, though it brings back the question of who will start at the QB position. I'm hopeful for Sean White, personally. Mainly because I think he is the more accurate of the quarterbacks, and we're going to need to be able to throw the ball.
Gus says he hasn't offered the DC job to anyone, yet. I'm sure that's true in the "the paperwork wasn't presented to them" definition of "offer." We all know the job was Charles Kelly's if he wanted it. Hopefully we get a resolution soon.
So, like I said, not much of substance. As soon as there is something, we'll let you know.
Gus Malzahn said they split Monday's first bowl practice splitting time between older and younger guys— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) December 14, 2015
Lance Thompson Auburn defensive coordinator for bowl game. Travis Williams will coach ILB's. Blake Gideon will coach the secondary— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) December 14, 2015
Graduate assistant Blake Gideon will coach Auburn's secondary in the Birmingham Bowl. "Kids really respond to him," said Gus Malzahn— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) December 14, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Defensive coordinator search progressing, hasn't offered job to anyone— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) December 14, 2015
Malzahn says they expect everyone to be good to go for the bowl game in terms of health and academics— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) December 14, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: "I want to get the right guy" for DC search, not in hurry to make hire, similar to what he said last week— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) December 14, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: I fully understand we didn't do well offensively this season, goal is to improve, we are going to get better— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) December 14, 2015