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Gus Malzahn Press Conference: Louisville game, Injury Updates, Byron Cowart Tweets, and Position Battles

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Gus Malzahn met with the media following Tuesday's practice. All credit to the beat writers who were there, including the new beat writer for the Ledger-Enquirer who took over the WarEagleExtra account!

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A happy Gustav the Mad Scientist of Football is a dangerous Gustav the Mad Scientist of Football
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Auburn is starting to put in the game plan for Louisville. Football will be back very soon!

OK, some thoughts on the tweets...

Whew, it's great to hear everyone is back and practicing at full-speed, now. That's especially true of Tray Matthews. We really need him to be ready to start at one of the Safety positions against Louisville. Kerryon Johnson was pushing for a role, too, so him being back and going strong could make the running back battle even more interesting.

You have to love the comments that the position battles on the line and at running back remind him of 2013. As many folks have pointed out on Twitter, Gus sure seems confident in this team. He's sounding the happiest with the way practices have gone, he's been more vocal in interviews, and just seems to be genuinely happy with where things are right now.

Y'all, if I were the rest of the SEC I'd be scared as hell at that.

Other notes: Byron Cowart is a young kid. Duke is still with the 2nd team (I still doubt he starts against Louisville, but that won't mean anything). Auburn expects to have almost a home-field advantage in the Georgia Dome. War Damn, y'all.

Now to the Tweets...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn: Really starting to get into Louisville specifics.</p>&mdash; Sam Butler (@_sam_butler) <a href="https://twitter.com/_sam_butler/status/636320852175400960">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn&#39;s Gus Malzahn on Tuesday practice: &quot;I think both coordinators were pleased with our kids&#39; attention and approach… a positive day.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/636321123572051968">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus: &quot;Our first game is really about adjustments.&quot; Everyone shows their hand by the end of the 1q.</p>&mdash; Sam Butler (@_sam_butler) <a href="https://twitter.com/_sam_butler/status/636321153758461952">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn&#39;s Gus Malzahn said some position battles continue &quot;which is not bad. Probably in the next week we&#39;ll get a little more specific.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/636321470315130880">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus Malzahn on UL D-line: &quot;They&#39;re really good up front&quot; mentions the 2 ILBs as well</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/636321480440201216">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Coach Gus Malzahn said Louisville&#39;s defensive line/interior is impressive, part of strong overall defensive unit</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/636322006879879168">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">CGM on UL: &quot;They&#39;re very good up front. ... They were one of better teams in country stopping run last year.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/LnbH9jcP35">http://t.co/LnbH9jcP35</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) <a href="https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/636321587210416128">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus: Tray Matthews is back &quot;full throttle&quot; at practice. &quot;Looked good out there running around.&quot;</p>&mdash; Tom Green (@AUBlog) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUBlog/status/636321588850356224">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus: &quot;I believe everybody was back practicing today.&quot; Including Kerryon Johnson.</p>&mdash; Sam Butler (@_sam_butler) <a href="https://twitter.com/_sam_butler/status/636322031114539008">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus Malzahn on Auburn&#39;s physical preseason practices: &quot;We&#39;re banged up, but it&#39;s a good banged up.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/636322129684860928">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus downplays Byron Cowart&#39;s tweets: &quot;He&#39;s a young guy, he&#39;s going to be fine.&quot;</p>&mdash; Sam Butler (@_sam_butler) <a href="https://twitter.com/_sam_butler/status/636322308890722304">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn said <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballAU">@FootballAU</a> should have home field advantage in Georgia Dome, &quot;goal is to start there, and finish there&quot;</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/636322429883805697">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus likens the o-line situation to the one in 2013, says it&#39;s a good problem to have that they&#39;ve got so many good players.</p>&mdash; Sam Butler (@_sam_butler) <a href="https://twitter.com/_sam_butler/status/636323077345951744">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn on running back situation, &quot;feel like I did in 2013, three guys who can do it...we will see who steps up”</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/636323143146172416">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">D&#39;haquille Williams is still with second-team offense&#10;<a href="http://t.co/Ps7X1e6sfh">http://t.co/Ps7X1e6sfh</a></p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/636323187819704321">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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