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Auburn Spring Practice 2015: Gus Malzahn's Opening Press Conference Tweet-cap

Gus opens spring practice speaking with reporters about the offseason so far, departures, arrivals, hires, etc. All credit goes to the hard working beat writers who are there covering the team.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And Malzahn is now here. &quot;We&#39;re very excited to start spring today. I&#39;ve been looking forward to this for a while.&quot;</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/575333485713432577">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says goal No. 1 is &quot;to understand base execution of offense, defense and special teams.&quot;</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/575333614554116096">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Goal No. 2 is &quot;to get our edge back.&quot; And the third and final goal is to &quot;gain trust&quot; between coaches and players.</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/575333756032122881">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Auburn&#39;s Gus Malzahn says one of the messages this spring will be to develop trust between coaches and players. &quot;Our theme is count on me.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/575334605215113216">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn confirms that LB Anthony Swain has graduated and won’t play in 2015.</p>&mdash; Jay G. Tate (@JayGTate) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGTate/status/575333778488496128">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn confirms that former DL Ken Carter has been hired as an off-the-field assistant.</p>&mdash; Jay G. Tate (@JayGTate) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGTate/status/575334023410618368">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn: All 4 QBs will get snaps for first few days while install happens</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/575334364218855424">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn: QB Jeremy Johnson has to earn starting job &quot;but he&#39;s in a very good spot and we have confidence in him.&quot;</p>&mdash; John Zenor (@jzenor) <a href="https://twitter.com/jzenor/status/575334702967619584">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>OG Alex Kozan is &quot;not totally cleared&quot; and will be limited. <a href="http://t.co/4gIgFBNi1U">http://t.co/4gIgFBNi1U</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) <a href="https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/575334753840336896">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says Braden Smith will start the spring at LG. Avery Young will be at RT.</p>&mdash; Jay G. Tate (@JayGTate) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGTate/status/575334775973638144">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Now that's interesting.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says Alex Kozan will be limited in the spring, but will be able to do some things</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/575334873054998528">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says the top options at C right now are Austin Golson (Ole Miss transfer) and Xavier Dampeer.</p>&mdash; Jay G. Tate (@JayGTate) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGTate/status/575334929963352064">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gus Malzahn talks of Auburn getting its edge back. &quot;We kind of lost it at the end of last year.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/575334983386198018">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says they’ll rotate RBs (Roc Thomas, Jovon Robinson and Peyton Barber) throughout the spring.</p>&mdash; Jay G. Tate (@JayGTate) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGTate/status/575335163133104131">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says WR Stanton Truitt will be limited this spring, much like Kozan and OL Jordan Diamond.</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/575335466498703361">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kamryn Pettway starting out at H-back.</p>&mdash; Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAEricksonAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoelAEricksonAU/status/575335677950345217">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>H-back Gage Batten decided to leave the program and hasn&#39;t been with the team since the bowl. Malzahn said he wanted to move closer to home.</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/575335841960214528">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This places a lot more on the shoulders of Kamryn Pettway and Chandler Cox. Both are participating in spring practice, as Cox was an early enrollee.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says Will Muschamp is a guy that gives everyone around him confidence</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/575336098823598083">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn: D&#39;haquille Williams is in &quot;good standing&quot; along with everyone else</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/575336174673391616">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn: D&#39;haquille Williams is in &quot;good standing&quot; along with everyone else</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/575336174673391616">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says Josh Holsey will start his spring at corner. Adds Rudy Ford could see time there as well in addition to safety</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/575336605944315904">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn says he believes Shon Coleman’s first season as a starter was big for him. “Now he can loosen up and play.&quot;</p>&mdash; Jay G. Tate (@JayGTate) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGTate/status/575337352735907842">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>After redshirting last year, Malzahn said the team is expecting big things from DL Dontavius Russell.</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/575337981202014209">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malzahn said DT Dontavius Russell almost didn’t redshirt, expect big things from him <a href="http://t.co/hbqvWiO51Y">http://t.co/hbqvWiO51Y</a></p>&mdash; Justin Hokanson (@JHokanson) <a href="https://twitter.com/JHokanson/status/575337628830208001">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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