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Gus Malzahn 18 October 2016 Press Conference Recap

Gus met with the media today following the bye week and prior to the Arkansas game. What did he have to say? All credit to the beat writers who were there.

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Not a whole lot of new information in this one. There are some statements on Kerryon Johnson's status and the status of the starting offensive line, but nothing definitive. I doubt we know anything for certain until the starting lineups are read by Ric Smith in Jordan-Hare Saturday night.

Gus let the 13 seconds from beating FSU eat at him for a while, so I'm not shocked losing in 4 overtimes to Arkansas last year still bothers him. It's especially frustrating when Auburn had 4th downs and chances to beat the Hawgs multiple times.

This is definitely a much better team than the one that started the season against Clemson. It's better on and off the field. A relaxed Gus is a much better Gus. I think Rhett Lashlee has adjusted very well to calling plays. Sean White continues to look better and better, and Rhett continues to find ways to make sure White is in the best situation.

Sean White is a much different QB than he was against Arkansas last season. He now has somewhere around a full season's worth of games under his belt. I'd like to think Arkansas' defense will approach him as if he's the same QB he was, but I know they won't.