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Auburn 2015 Preseason: Gus Malzahn Post-Scrimmage Press Conference Recap

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Gus Malzahn spoke to the media following the Tigers' first scrimmage of the spring.

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All credit to the beat writers who were there during the press conference.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn now here. &quot;We had a 90-play scrimmage on the game field. ... The defense completely dominated.&quot;</p>&mdash; Ryan Black (@RyanABlack) <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanABlack/status/630780671158525952">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No offensive touchdowns and three turnovers today in Auburn scrimmage <a href="http://t.co/IjSXshQX7U">http://t.co/IjSXshQX7U</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) <a href="https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/630780722454884353">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus Malzahn says D&#39;haquille Williams was not at the scrimmage: &quot;I&#39;ll tell you when he gets back.&quot;</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/630780980840792065">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn said Carl Lawson was just about unblockable today in the first scrimmage</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/630781120766984192">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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YES. MORE NEWS LIKE THIS.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus Malzahn says today was the best display by the defense in a scrimmage during his time here</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/630781596979867648">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn will scrimmage again Saturday: <a href="http://t.co/IjSXshQX7U">http://t.co/IjSXshQX7U</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) <a href="https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/630781945715236864">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn &quot;we&#39;ve got some very good offensive players and I expect them to rebound&quot;</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/630782256353820672">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn&#39;s Gus Malzahn on receiver Ricardo Louis: &quot;He&#39;s off to a great start. He&#39;s in a good spot.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/630782551951605760">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn&#39;s Gus Malzahn on the Monday scrimmage: &quot;It was a real football today. The defense did a good job.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/630782977467895808">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn on the scoreboard: &quot;It definitely caught our attention.&quot; Says it&#39;s important to get the players used to it.</p>&mdash; Ryan Black (@RyanABlack) <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanABlack/status/630783656102133762">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Takeaways:

WOOO, DEFENSE! DEFENSE! DEFENSE!

Um, soooo... now what do we think about this? We know our offense was never the problem last season, so I'm going to interpret this through homerific eyes and say this is AWESOME. Will Muschamp is earning his money.

On the downside, still no Duke, and Gus essentially said "don't expect anything else until I tell you he's back."

To end on a happy note, though... Carl Lawson was near unblockable? Hold on for a second, let me go all Peggy Rossmanith here and give my reaction in gif form: