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Safety Tim Irvin Tweets He Is Leaving Auburn Football.

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The Tigers' defensive back depth just took a bit of a hit.

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Well, hopefully this isn't a precursor to something like last year, where the Tigers lost a number of defensive backs over the offseason.

This afternoon, Safety Tim Irvin tweeted out his intention to leave Auburn University.

Irvin, the 5'9, 194 lbs nephew of former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin, was a last second flip to Auburn last recruiting cycle. He enrolled early, went through Spring Practice, and even saw a fair bit of playing time early in the season as a nickelback before his stats began to drop off a bit. He did not play in the San Jose State, Georgia, or Memphis games.

He finished the season with 18 total tackles, 10 solo. He also recorded 2 passes broken up and 2 QB hurries.

No reason was given for his intention to transfer, but it definitely sounds like he's not happy. He was recruited by Travaris Robinson and Will Muschamp, who are no longer at Auburn, after all. He will have to sit out wherever he transfers to and will have three years of eligibility left.

Senior Rudy Ford is already penciled in as the starter at the nickelback slot in 2016. The Safety slots are a bit more up in the air, but right now it's a pretty good battle between folks like Tray Matthews (who did not go through Spring Practice), Nick Ruffin, Stephen Roberts, and others.