Auburn scrimmaged. Gus met with the media. It was Fan Day. Nice little Saturday on the Plains, don’t ya think?
There’s a lot to get to here, and we’ll start with the awarding the other night of six scholarships to walk-on players.
"I've had people walk up to me and say, 'You're a real inspiration.'"— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 19, 2017
"I've got a name that I have to live up to, & one day pass up." Soph DL @Garywalker96 earned a scholarship. Dad ⭐️for @AuburnFootball '93-94 pic.twitter.com/sDB3CjpELi— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) August 19, 2017
.@MGMAdvertiser VIDEO: Auburn WR Will Hastings on being 1 of 6 walk-ons to earn a scholarship this week - https://t.co/hiLhq6xmC6 pic.twitter.com/9UOU4Z3Y7e— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 19, 2017
It’s a huge honor for these guys and it’s really cool that they were able to earn scholarships, especially for Will Hastings after the contributions he made last year. Other things from today’s news and notes include more visits with players that we haven’t gotten to hear from yet, like Wilson Bell.
Graduate transfer offensive lineman Wilson Bell on his transition to Auburn and his quest for a starting spot: pic.twitter.com/zfuy01sbQH— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 19, 2017
"I feel like I've been here 4 years with these guys. I love this school." @AuburnFootball OL @7BigBell4, a graduate transfer. pic.twitter.com/IbY6LFldgH— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) August 19, 2017
Bell’s obviously one of the eight linemen in play for a starting spot, but however it shakes out, things ought to be alright up front for the Auburn offense. He’s hoping to nab one of those guard positions, where he might be shoulder-to-shoulder with another grad transfer.
"Pushing yourself & growing & being able to compete at the highest level of college football." @AuburnFootball OL @caseydee50 JSU transfer. pic.twitter.com/yRUDrcWM87— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) August 19, 2017
We also got to hear from some of the receivers today, which was nice after they’ve been quiet from a media standpoint this fall so far. I’m expecting them to have a stellar year with the addition of Jarrett Stidham at quarterback.
"It was almost like a movie." WR @elijahstove5 on his 78-yard TD run on first play vs Arkansas in '16, 3rd longest run by @AuburnFootball FR pic.twitter.com/7PpI8DJl5V— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) August 19, 2017
“I really hope he continues on the same path that he is to become one of the leaders of our team." https://t.co/tiUHBEp0TB— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 19, 2017
.@MGMAdvertiser VIDEO: Soph. WR Eli Stove on why he thinks "the deep ball" is back at Auburn in 2017 - https://t.co/WR481v2OSx pic.twitter.com/FupyYunw3A— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 19, 2017
And yeah, we’ll make you scroll down to the bottom to get the video on the head coach. Enjoy!
VIDEO: Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on Auburn's 3rd fall scrimmage, 3rd RB competition https://t.co/Ul0BY9zPbU— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 19, 2017
More to come... War Eagle!