The media got to speak with #Legatron for the first time this year, and he had some great things to say. I love that he's confident in his leg from 60 yards and in. We've seen that he's easily capable of that in the past, though. If his accuracy is on point, I don't see any way he doesn't walk away a finalist and probably winner of the Lou Groza Award this season.
JF3 working at the back-up holder position is intriguing. That was reported the other day and led to the Batman Vine (Batman in this case was a reference to the Swinging Gate play). I could definitely see that being used as a trick play at some point.
I really hope Carlson doesn't go pro after this season, but if he wins the Groza, then there's a big chance he does it. He's already graduated from Auburn, so there's no reason for him to stick around even if he does go undrafted. He's going to get on a roster with his leg strength and accuracy.
I hope Darrell Williams is right about Travis Williams' coaching style and that it leads to linebackers as fierce as T-Will himself was. I didn't have a tweet in here about it, but Williams also mentioned that Tre Williams* is still missing time at practice from his injury last week.
I love Jason Smith's confidence in the defense. I just hope he's right.
Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson talking about trying to overdue summer reps to be ready for the season. #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 10, 2016
Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson "there's definitely expectations" following standout season last year, but always puts pressure on himself— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) August 10, 2016
Carlson: "I've always been a perfectionist." Says he definitely has a goal to win the Lou Groza Award this season. Was a finalist in 2015.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 10, 2016
Auburn K Daniel Carlson different mindset in offseason, didn't have moment like Outback Bowl coming off redshirt FR year to motivate him— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) August 10, 2016
Carlson said he had a 57-yard FG in scrimmage Saturday. Says he can hit 60-yard plus "pretty easily". Says he hit a 70-yarder in Colorado.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 10, 2016
Auburn K Daniel Carlson says John Franklin III is taking snaps as backup holder for Tyler Stovall— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) August 10, 2016
Carlson says "it's awesome" that Florida State K Roberto Aguayo went in the 2nd round of 2016 draft but he's focused on the season.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 10, 2016
Auburn K Daniel Carlson there's possibility he could go into NFL Draft, but if he doesn't have kind of season he wants it won't matter— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) August 10, 2016
Auburn field goal kicker Daniel Carlson says he's ready to kick it long. '60 and in, I'm definitely confident in my ability.'— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) August 10, 2016
Auburn LB Darrell Williams said he feels like the spread style of offenses is made for his athletic strengths. #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 11, 2016
Auburn LB Darrell Williams said someone has to "stand up" & take control of the team at QB, last year that didn't happen, hurt the team— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) August 11, 2016
Auburn linebacker Darrell Williams says coach Travis Williams' approach is 'old school.'— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) August 11, 2016
'His enthusiasm takes us a long way in practice.'
Auburn LB Darrell Williams admitted that Will Muschamp didn't think he was ready to play a lot in 2015 & now "my eyes are wide open".— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 11, 2016
Auburn WR Jason Smith on the QB battle: "The coaches are going to have a difficult decision." #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 11, 2016
Auburn WR Jason Smith: "A lot of people won't be scoring a lot on our defense" this fall.— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) August 11, 2016
Auburn receiver Jason Smith says new assistant coach Kodi Burns is leading the way: 'He's really spread a lot of knowledge.'— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) August 11, 2016
*Anyone else feel like Blazing Saddles with some of our players and coaches? We have so many named Davis and Williams. I can't help but think of those scenes where someone says "Dr Samuel Johnson's right about Olson Johnson being right."