I was out at the PGA Championship in Charlotte yesterday, braving the heat and humidity for about eleven hours on the course, and with plenty of time in between shots, there was tons of talk by the fans on hand about the upcoming college football season. Auburn was well represented, so there were a few WDEs thrown around.
As for the news from the Plains, let’s get you a recap of the weekend. Auburn scrimmaged, in case you didn’t know.
With several questions still on the board (starting QB, punter, offensive line...) one thing that hasn’t really been in doubt is that the linebacker spot should be a strength this year. Travis Williams has done a fantastic job with them over the last year, and it looks like they’ll be salty as can be come kickoff.
If you read Malzahn’s comments from the scrimmage, you’d notice he talked about how Byron Cowart seems to be settling in along the middle of the line and should be a contributor from that spot this year. Good to hear.
We’re pretty sure that Auburn’s receivers are going to be a pretty big force this year (there’s too much talent for them not to be), but the guy who’s stealing the show isn’t one of the former highly-rated guys you’d expect.
And in the battle for the third string running back behind Pettyway and Johnson, it looks like one of the true freshmen might be running away with the job.
Oh yeah, and it was Watermelon Day over the weekend. An Auburn tradition for more than 35 years.
Finally, across the pond, Bruce Pearl’s team won another lopsided affair in Italy, as they more than double up Veneto Select...
We’ll have Gus Malzahn after practice this evening, but until then, War Eagle!