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Josh Holsey Tears ACL, Out For Season: Gus Discusses This And More in Weekly Press Conference

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Gus Malzahn spoke to the media in his weekly Tuesday press conference. All credit to the beat writers who were there.

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Ugh, Josh Holsey. You really have to hate it for that kid. I loved watching him as a freshman and expected big things for him. Then he was hurt in 2013 and had to struggle back from that first ACL tear. Now two games into the 2015 season he re-tears the same knee. I really  hope he's able to come back again from this one.

It's nice to see Gus acknowledge Peyton Barber is the first up, but he still hasn't said he's the starter going forward. It's interesting. I can't help but feel that he thinks Jovon or Roc is still better and doesn't want to name Barber the starter so that if they overtake him, it's not as big a deal with the media and fans. We've still only seen two carries of what Robinson can do.

Speaking of Robinson, Gus says he could be back for LSU. I won't believe it until I see it on the field. I love Gus Malzahn as a coach, but he's never the most forthcoming and truthful when it comes to injuries until he absolutely has to. See the "day-to-day" tweet on every other injured player like Lawson and Matthews.

"We may see the wildcat." I'm shocked we haven't seen it already, honestly. Even if it's just something like the throw-back pass we ran last season against LSU with JJ split wide. I suspect we may see it some this weekend, but that's pure guess on my part.

Now to the Tweets!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn DB Josh Holsey is out for the year with torn ACL, second in his career. &quot;We&#39;re definitely feeling for him,&quot; said coach Gus Malzahn</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/643821652745265152">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn &quot;the first two weeks we&#39;ve definitely had some injuries, but you&#39;ve got to find a way to overcome it&quot;</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/643821409978970112">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/FootballAU">@FootballAU</a> coach Gus Malzahn: Josh Hosley going to talk through redshirt possibility, &quot;he&#39;s struggling right now&quot;</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/643821700308705281">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn does not believe Josh Holsey was among players with loss of value insurance. Brutal.</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/643821832517386240">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn says you turn on the film of LSU &quot;that gets your attention in a hurry&quot;</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/643821833381412864">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn asked about Auburn&#39;s confidence: We&#39;re 2-0 and we start our conference play. They know we can play a lot better.&quot;</p>&mdash; John Zenor (@jzenor) <a href="https://twitter.com/jzenor/status/643822105231011840">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn&#39;s Gus Malzahn on his offense: &quot;We&#39;ve had very few explosive plays… We will improve, there&#39;s no doubt about that.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/643822616478924800">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn &quot;Peyton has really stepped it up and he&#39;ll be the first guy out there&quot; adds that you could see the other three as well on Saturday</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/643823005047590912">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gus Malzahn says &quot;hopefully&quot; Jovon Robinson will be good to go against LSU. Says Peyton Barber will be first guy on the field for Auburn</p>&mdash; Tom Green (@AUBlog) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUBlog/status/643822914035417089">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/FootballAU">@FootballAU</a> coach Gus Malzahn: Jonathan Wallace and Carl Lawson will be team captains this year, combination of team/coaches decision</p>&mdash; WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) <a href="https://twitter.com/wareagleextra/status/643823323315630080">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn says they will use the wildcat at some point this season.</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/643823347537702913">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn on Duke Williams &quot;he&#39;s another guy that needs to get the ball and he needs to catch it when we throw it to him&quot;</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/643823618158424064">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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To be fair, I remember one pass on a 3rd down was thrown behind him, BUT it was still a very catchable ball.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Auburn Gus Malzahn on injured Carl Lawson&#39;s availability for LSU: &quot;Everybody is day to day.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/643823857481195522">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malzahn &quot;we learned a lot about our team in the first two games&quot;</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/643823918453813249">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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