Auburn Rumors & News

  • Gus Malzahn's 7-year, $49 million contract 'definitely not' fully guaranteed

    Alabama "Details of Gus Malzahn's new seven-year, $49 million contract extension at Auburn are still being hashed out, but it is "definitely not" fully guaranteed. Auburn president Steven Leath addressed Malzahn's contract and other athletics issues with reporters after introducing Allen Greene as the..." January 19

  • 4-star athlete Harold Joiner commits to Auburn

    Oanow "The competition in Auburn's 2018 backfield just got a little thicker. Harold Joiner, a four-star running back out of Mountain Brook High in Birmingham, announced his verbal commitment to the Tigers during his official visit on Sunday. “It’s been a decision I’ve been wanting to make. It was..." January 14

  • Four-star quarterback Bo Nix commits to Auburn

    Fanbuzz "The recruiting process has been quite interesting for talented 2019 quarterback process Bo Nix. As of mid-December, the junior from Pinson Valley (Ala.) had a firm top three that included Ohio State, Clemson and Auburn. On Wednesday, however, the son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix..." January 10

  • Stidham will return to Auburn next season: 'We have unfinished business'

    Alabama "Jarrett Stidham will be back to lead Auburn's offense in 2018. Following a three-day hunting trip in the "middle of nowhere" north of the Mexican border, the Tigers' starting quarterback announced his decision to return to school for his redshirt junior season and pass on the NFL Draft for at..." January 06

  • Auburn's Carlton Davis will miss Peach Bowl due to illness

    Orlando Sentinel "Auburn will compete without All-American defensive back Carlton Davis for the Peach Bowl Monday. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said the third-year starting cornerback will miss the game due to illness. Davis, who had 36 tackles and a team-high 11 pass breakups this season, has missed practice time..." December 31

  • Ex-Auburn RB Booked for Child Porn ... Allegedly Filmed Boy in Bathroom Stall

    TMZ "Former Auburn football star Brad Lester has been arrested on a felony child pornography charge in Gwinnett County, Georgia ... after allegedly using his cellphone to record a boy in the bathroom stall of a restaurant. Lester was booked last Thursday ... and is still sitting in jail without..." December 28

  • Auburn's Kerryon Johnson says he'll play in Peach Bowl vs. UCF

    Oanow "Kerryon Johnson hasn't spoken to reporters since the conclusion of the SEC Championship game on Dec. 2, but that doesn't mean he hasn't fielded any questions about his injured shoulder. Asked by another user on Twitter if he would play in the Peach Bowl against UCF late Friday night, the junior..." December 16

  • Gus Malzahn agrees to new deal to remain at Auburn, spurns Arkansas

    CBS Sports "After consistently reiterating that he is "planning" on staying at Auburn for the 24 hours following the 28-7 loss to Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, it appears that coach Gus Malzahn's plan is coming to fruition. CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports that Malzahn has will spurn Arkansas and..." December 03

  • Arkansas interest real as Auburn's Gus Malzahn wants to be loved -- and paid

    CBS Sports "Gus Malzahn just wants to be at a place where he is loved. Whether that is Auburn or, ahem, some other place is the question on the clock. Sources close to Malzahn here over the weekend indicated that a possible departure to Arkansas is realistic though not necessarily a done deal. "Arkansas..." December 03

  • While Gus Malzahn remains focused on Auburn, talk of the Arkansas job lingers

    CBS Sports "What Gus Malzahn didn't say here was that he absolutely, categorically, without a doubt was returning in 2018 at Auburn. Why would he? On the eve of the SEC Championship Game, there are millions to be made for the Auburn coach. Millions on the table, apparently. There was a report this week..." December 02

  • Gus Malzahn boasts about beating Alabama ‘handily’

    Larry Brown Sports "Auburn didn’t just beat Alabama on Saturday — they won by a comfortable margin. And Gus Malzahn wants to make sure everybody knows it. In his postgame interview on CBS after the Tigers beat the Tide in the Iron Bowl 26-14, Malzahn was not exactly Mr. Modest. “It’s unbelievable. I’m so proud..." November 26

  • Auburn could be down its top two running backs in the SEC Championship Game

    CBS Sports "Auburn's 26-14 win over Alabama sends the Tigers to the SEC Championship Game against Georgia with a shot at the College Football Playoff. But it didn't come without a price. Leading runner Kerryon Johnson needed to leave the Iron Bowl in the fourth quarter with an unspecified injury after he..." November 26

  • Report: Bobby Petrino could be backup plan at Auburn if Malzahn leaves

    Larry Brown Sports "Gus Malzahn has Auburn in the top 10 and in control of their playoff destiny, though one and potentially two tough tests lie ahead. Despite his success, there is talk that he could be on the outs at Auburn because of a potentially more enticing gig. Arkansas is very likely to end up firing Bret..." November 22

  • Malzahn ignoring Arkansas rumors, focused on Iron Bowl

    247 Sports "A report surfaced this week that Arkansas power brokers are interested in hiring Auburn's Gus Malzahn as its next head coach. Malzahn isn't too enthused by the report out of Arkansas this week or all of the talk surrounding his job security this season. The Auburn head coach, shortly after..." November 18

  • Sources: Arkansas Facing Pressure From Board to Make Gus Malzahn Next Head Coach

    SI - College Football "Earlier this week Arkansas canned athletic director Jeff Long, and multiple sources tell SI that in the wake of a dismal season for fifth-year coach Bret Bielema things have really gotten messy with Razorbacks' brass. Big-money boosters at Arkansas and members of the university's board of..." November 17

  • Tommy Tuberville hopes to become Auburn's next athletic director

    CBS Sports "Who will replace Jay Jacobs as Auburn's athletic director? If former coach Tommy Tuberville had his way, it'd be him. Tuberville, who coached Auburn from 1999-2008 and led the program to two SEC West championships and the 2004 SEC title, has officially thrown his hat in the ring to replace..." November 09

  • Jay Jacobs stepping down as Auburn athletic director

    Alabama "Jay Jacobs is stepping down as Auburn's athletic director. In a letter sent to donors Friday afternoon, Jacobs said earlier this week he informed Auburn University president Steven Leath he would step down on June 1, 2018, "or sooner if my successor is in place." "The last several months..." November 03

  • Kamryn Pettway out 'extended' period with broken bone

    247 Sports "Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway could miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. Pettway suffered a fracture in his scapula bone late in game against Arkansas on Oct. 22. Auburn officials realized Pettway's shoulder was sore but did not know about the extent of the injury until..." October 31

  • Former Auburn FB Heath Evans: Fire Gus Malzahn, hire me

    College Football Talk "Former NFL players: They’re just like us. After watching his alma mater blow a 20-0 lead and fail to do something lowly Troy did just a few weeks ago, former Auburn fullback Heath Evans strapped on his Twitter fingers and vented away the pain from War Eagles’ 27-23 loss to LSU. Evans didn’t..." October 16

  • Auburn president refutes report of plan to fire AD Jacobs

    SEC Country "Auburn president Steven Leath has refuted a report from’s Kevin Scarbinsky that stated he and the university’s board of trustees “have laid the groundwork to end Jay Jacobs’ tenure as athletics director.” Leath released a statement to reporters late Friday night concerning the report,..." September 30