With a starting quarterback named and a starting punter named, and the offensive line whittle down to a couple of choice combinations, it was time for Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn to find a way to motivate his players even further. Or maybe he was just trying to find a way to distract them from viewing the leaked Game of Thrones episode that dropped online yesterday. Either way, he turned to an old standby of his as a way to reward the players last night.
Thanks to @WaffleHouse for pulling all the way up to the front door for dinner. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/ktqzbfjtUe— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 17, 2017
Waffle. Freakin’. House. Food. Truck. I didn’t even know that was a thing! Goodness, if this isn’t a good harbinger for the season, I don’t know what is...
Anyway, as for actual football news, we got to hear from Chip Lindsey last night -- you can check out some of his quotes and clips from the players as well here — and he dropped some info about the offensive line and Sean White.
As for the guys up front... One of Auburn’s prospective starters at left tackle is Prince Tega Wanogho, the mammoth former defensive lineman from Montgomery. He met with the media as well yesterday.
.@MGMAdvertiser VIDEO: Auburn OT Prince Tega Wanogho on his transition to OL - "I've got the need to protect" - https://t.co/P20ax42rRf pic.twitter.com/dFlUg1OStN— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 17, 2017
“I’ve got the need to protect” is something you’d more likely here from Liam Neeson in Taken 4 (they stopped with 3, right?).
Sean White also stopped by, and it was very good to hear from the former starter on a couple of subjects, but mainly his viewpoint as the backup to Jarrett Stidham and how he’s still All In for the Tigers... great to hear.
"I’m behind Jarrett 100% & I’m behind this team 100%. I’m all in for this season."— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 17, 2017
Sean White said he's focused on helping Auburn this season and has not yet thought about what his future might hold https://t.co/AGucnzfAc5— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 17, 2017
As for other offensive cogs, Auburn’s going to use Sal Cannella in some interesting ways this season... I just hope this doesn’t foil the element of surprise going in.
.@MGMAdvertiser FEATURE (w/VIDEO): Sal is your pal: Cannella part of Auburn’s unique 2-TE package this preseason - https://t.co/JEGUF2LXKb pic.twitter.com/jQ7R1puGWW— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 16, 2017
And oh darn, another high ranking for Auburn University as a whole.
When @MONEY ranked colleges for educational quality, affordability & alumni success @AuburnU ranked No. 1 in Alabama https://t.co/Y8GEm5U43G— Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobsauad) August 15, 2017
More coming later! Until then, War Eagle!