Auburn Rumors & News

  • U-M's Countess transfers to Auburn

    Detroit Free Press "Blake Countess is heading south. The former Michigan cornerback will go to Auburn as a graduate transfer, he said on Twitter and Instagram today. Countess played three years for U-M and also took a redshirt year as a sophomore after tearing his ACL in the season opener of 2012. He started..." May 26

  • Former Auburn CB Kamryn Melton transferring to Troy

    Montgomery Advertiser "Former Auburn cornerback Kamryn Melton will continue his football career nearby. Melton, who announced he was leaving Auburn earlier this month, is transferring to Troy, he announced via Twitter on Monday. The Dothan native played with the second-team defense on A-Day but failed to record a..." May 26

  • Former Texas OL Darius James headed to Auburn

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Texas Longhorn Darius James is reportedly headed to the SEC. According to, James, a 6-foot-5, 304-pound offensive lineman, told head coach Gus Malzahn Sunday morning that he will transfer to Auburn in the summer. James, who visited Auburn’s campus this weekend, will..." May 19

  • Three Auburn football players are transferring

    Auburn Tigers "Auburn defensive backs Kamryn Melton, Derrick Moncrief and Joe Turner are leaving the program, Gus Malzahn announced Friday. "Kamryn, Derrick and Joe have decided to transfer and purse playing opportunities elsewhere. We thank them for their time at Auburn and wish them well in the future,"..." May 17

  • Gus Malzahn addresses D'haquille Williams tweets

    Montgomery Advertiser "A series of cryptic tweets by star wide receiver D'haquille Williams last week had some watchful fans fearing he was going to leave the program, but after addressing the matter Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is not concerned. Williams, who regularly encourages teammates via social media by telling..." May 12

  • Jamel Dean, medically disqualified at Ohio State, transfers to Auburn

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Cornerback Jamel Dean, who was medically disqualified to play at Ohio State, said via Twitter last week that’s he’s transferring to Auburn. Dean, a four-star prospect out of Cocoa, Fla., suffered multiple knee injuries in high school, including a torn ACL in 2013 and a torn meniscus in the same..." May 11

  • Auburn's Gus Malzahn says DE Carl Lawson is 'back to 100 percent' "Carl Lawson is back. After being held at bay during spring practices, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn says the team's promising defensive end has fully recovered from the ACL surgery he underwent on his knee a year ago. "Carl did everything but the actual live tackling," Malzahn said Wednesday..." May 07

  • Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel kicked off team following arrest "Defensive end Elijah Daniel was booted from the Auburn football team Saturday, less than 72 hours following his arrest on multiple charges of burglary and theft. "I have decided to dismiss Elijah Daniel from our team," Gus Malzahn said in a statement Saturday. "My hope is that he will learn..." May 03

  • Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel, 2 former athletes are suspects in dorm burglaries, thefts "Elijah Daniel and two former Auburn athletes were arrested following a month-long investigation into a string of burglaries and thefts at a dormitory on the Auburn University Campus, according to police. More information concerning Daniel's arrest, which was reported by Wednesday night,..." April 30

  • Auburn names Jeremy Johnson starting quarterback "Jeremy Johnson, the presumed favorite all spring after backing up Nick Marshall the past two seasons, has been named Auburn's starting quarterback in 2015. Few observers expected anybody other than Johnson to win the job after making two successful starts in place of Marshall over the past two..." April 20

  • Georgia State to receive $2.55 million from future games with Alabama, Auburn

    College Football Talk "Georgia State has a long way to go to compete with a number of high-profile programs, so for now cashing checks from those big time football powers is the only way to go. Georgia State has added a pair of SEC foes to the future schedules, with a nice guaranteed check attached to each. According..." April 11

  • QBs Jeremy Johnson, Sean White 'did OK' during Tigers' 1st scrimmage

    Oanow "Jeremy Johnson may be the heir apparent to replace Nick Marshall as Auburn’s next starting quarterback, but the big-armed junior is still rotating first-team reps with redshirt freshman Sean White this spring. The two signal-callers split the reps at quarterback with the first-team offense —..." April 06

  • Muschamp on McElwain: 'He said he could coach a dog and win'

    247Sports "Will Muschamp, Auburn’s defensive coordinator said on the way out the door at Florida that the next coach would inherit a “deep and talented roster.” And he wasn't about to change his mind Thursday night. Jim McElwain, who became the head coach when Muschamp was fired after four seasons,..." April 03

  • Torn ACL sends Auburn cornerback to surgery

    College Football Talk "Auburn’s depth in the defensive backfield took a minor hit on Tuesday. T.J. Davis, who was expected to be competing for a starting job this spring, underwent surgery on a torn ACL." April 01

  • Auburn will be a major College Football Playoff player in 2015

    Fox Sports - College Football "Auburn wasn't quite able to recapture the magic from its 2013 run to the national championship, but coach Gus Malzahn's second season still resulted in an 8-5 record with two losses coming by three points. As Malzahn's team works through spring practice, it's clear this team will be in the mix..." March 24

  • NCAA's elimination of hardship waivers shocks Khari Harding's father, who is battling cancer "Khari Harding's father wants to see his son play football again. The NCAA may not allow it. The former Auburn linebacker transferred to Tulsa in January to be close to his ailing father, who is battling cancer for the second time in his life. Now it's not a certainty he will see his son play..." March 19

  • Major scrimmages on hold as Auburn conducts hard-hitting practices "Auburn is hitting more often at spring practice but Gus Malzahn is not yet ready for a full-scale scrimmage. Auburn usually scrimmages once a week during the spring but it appears early April will be the earliest the Tigers will suit up inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. The lack of 100-play..." March 18

  • Don't call him Drago: Auburn's Braden Smith sheds nicknames, focuses on winning job "Braden Smith had many nicknames. The Auburn offensive lineman arrived on the Plains a country boy with big muscles and a bright future. He challenged weight-lifting records (515 pounds) and tended gardens in high school as the nation's No. 1 offensive guard. His monstrous physique spilled out..." March 18

  • Auburn among leaders for pair of mobile quarterbacks after weekend visit "Ervin "Woody" Barrett was among the top prospects who visited Auburn last weekend, and the four-star quarterback was impressed during his time on the Plains. "I got a real good vibe," Barrett told 247Sports. "The team bond, seeing how the team connected with each other. Seeing how the coaches..." March 18

  • Will Muschamp 'somewhat pleased' with Auburn defense "Mistakes will be made, but Will Muschamp does not care at this point. He's installing a defense for the sixth time on the college level. He's done this before at Auburn and he knows what to expect, especially in the early days of spring. "A lot of trial and error through those years, and..." March 14

  • 5-star Auburn commit Nate Craig-Myers enjoys Florida State recruiting visit

    SB Nation "What are Florida State's chances of flipping the five-star receiver recruit from Auburn? Nate Craig-Myers committed to the Auburn Tigers on July 21, 2014, but that hasn't stopped other schools from pursuing the five-star receiver recruit from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic. The coaches pursuing him the..." March 03

  • Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain, punter Jimmy Hutchinson leave team "Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain and punter Jimmy Hutchinson have left the football program, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by Auburn coach Gus Malzahn refused to confirm the news when asked about Swain at Auburn's Pro Day on Tuesday. "I'm going..." March 03

  • Will Muschamp: DE Carl Lawson expected 'to partake in a good bit of spring' practice

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Carl Lawson will be back on the field when Auburn opens spring practice March 10. The only question now is, how much will the third-year sophomore participate? "(The coaches) haven't made those decisions. Our doctors will make those decisions," defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said Friday in..." March 01

  • Ex-Auburn players Kodi Burns, Ryan Pugh land coaching jobs

    College Football Talk "A pair of recent Auburn Tiger football players are continuing their climb up the coaching ladder. As had been previously reported as a possibility, Middle Tennessee State announced this past Sunday that Kodi Burns has been hired as Rick Stockstill‘s wide receivers coach. Burns spent 2013 as an..." February 26

  • Gus Malzahn apologizes to female veteran after alleged verbal harassment from Auburn players "Auburn coach Gus Malzahn apologized Tuesday to a veteran who says two Auburn football players harassed her and her service dog on her way to class that morning, according to Shari Duval, president of K9s for Warriors, the Florida-based organization that trained the dog. Duval also told" February 18

  • Auburn FBall Players Allegedly Call Veteran With Service Dog a B*tch

    Black Sports Online "Auburn football players Dontavius Russell and Andrew Williams allegedly harassed a veteran and her service dog to the point that she had a breakdown on campus and had to go home in the middle of her class. The players reportedly whistled and tried to distract the service dog and when she asked..." February 18

  • Auburn cornerback Kalvarez Bessent leaves program "Freshman Auburn cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent has decided to leave the program after just one season, the school announced on Tuesday. Bessent will pursue opportunities closer to home. A 6-foot, 170-pound former four-star recruit from St. Mary's, Georgia, Bessent did not play as a freshman,..." February 11

  • With Muschamp giving Auburn recruiting edge, Florida AD understanding of critics

    College Football Talk "It is fair to say Florida made the right move by cutting Will Muschamp when they did. The Gators had fallen behind the pack in the SEC, the SEC East and behind rival Florida State. This was not a one-year blip on the radar. This was a downward trend with little reason to trust the course would..." February 09

  • Report: Nation's No. 1 recruit signed letters of intent to both Auburn and Florida

    USA Today "Drama on National Signing Day? No way. Unheard of. Actually, it wouldn’t be National Signing Day if there wasn’t a weird, chaotic story to go along with it. This year’s craziness comes from the No. 1 player in the country, five star defensive end Byron Cowart, who chose Auburn over Florida live..." February 04

  • Auburn flips WR Darius Slayton on eve of National Signing Day "Four-star wide receiver prospect Darius Slayton has flipped his commitment from Georgia to Auburn on the eve of National Signing Day. The 6-foot-1, 182-pounder from Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., had been committed to Georgia since Dec. 4, but Auburn has pursued him..." February 04

  • Blue-chip defensive end Byron Cowart picks Auburn over Florida "The highly-publicized recruitment of Byron Cowart has come to an end. The blue-chip prospect announced his decision to sign with Auburn over Florida during a ceremony televised by ESPNU Wednesday morning. Cowart is the nation's top defensive end and No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports..." February 04

  • Recruit D'Anfernee McGriff decommits from Auburn

    KATV "Four-star athlete D'Anfernee McGriff does not plan on signing with Auburn on National Signing Day. McGriff decommitted from the Tigers, making the announcement on Twitter Monday night." February 03

  • Four-star WR says he wore Vols gear during Auburn visit, denies pot rumors

    College Football Talk "Don’t you just love the wonderful world of college football recruiting, especially when it comes to the SEC (or the Big Ten)? Four-star 2015 wide receiver Preston Williams has been a verbal commit to Tennessee for the last four months but has still taken visits to, among other places, Georgia..." January 29

  • Backup safety granted release, will transfer from Auburn "Backup safety Mackenro Alexander asked for and was granted a release from his scholarship at Auburn, a person familiar with the decision told The former three-star safety did not play in 2014 after seeing action in eight games during his freshman season. He had four tackles in..." January 26

  • Nick Marshall shows harsh realities of landing NFL job

    USA Today "With hundreds of general managers, coaches and scouts representing every team in the NFL converged in one hyper-active location for the week at the Senior Bowl, it is quite the place for the 100-plus draft prospects to distinguish themselves. Getting noticed is certainly not a problem for Nick..." January 22

  • Auburn linebacker Khari Harding transferring to Tulsa "Backup Auburn linebacker Khari Harding has decided to transfer to Tulsa, according to both Harding and the Golden Hurricane. Harding, a former safety who played sparingly in each of his two seasons at Auburn, is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, which is roughly an hour and a half from his new..." January 21

  • Nick Saban not rushing to fill coaching jobs, discusses Lance Thompson's move to Auburn "A year ago, Alabama moved swiftly to replace a few assistant football coaching jobs. This time, they're taking a more deliberate approach. A week after Kevin Steele left for LSU and Lance Thompson took the Auburn linebackers job, the Crimson Tide have yet to hire replacements for the two..." January 21

  • Auburn and Georgia Tech in talks to resume rivalry

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Officials from Georgia Tech and Auburn have had discussions about renewing their longtime series. It would be the first meeting between the longtime rivals since 2005. The conversations are in their early stages, Tech senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford said. There is interest in a..." January 20

  • Auburn's Nick Marshall to enter NFL Draft as cornerback "Nick Marshall's days at quarterback are numbered. The Auburn quarterback will enter the NFL Draft in May as a cornerback after discussing the potential move with his family, he said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl. Marshall was invited to the Senior Bowl as a quarterback. "It wasn't difficult..." January 20

  • North Carolina hires former Auburn coach Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "After two seasons away from coaching, Gene Chizik will return to the sideline in 2015. Chizik, the former Auburn head coach who led the Tigers to the 2011 BCS National Championship, has been hired as defensive coordinator at North Carolina. UNC head coach Larry Fedora announced the move on..." January 19

  • Nick Marshall added to Senior Bowl roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Senior Bowl rosters are rounding into form, and on Friday, the game announced the addition of another quarterback to the roster. Auburn’s Nick Marshall will play in the annual all-star contest in Mobile, Alabama, the game’s official Twitter feed said Friday. Marshall (6-1, 210) threw for..." January 17

  • Auburn offensive tackle Patrick Miller declares for NFL draft

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Auburn knew it might lose an offensive tackle early to the NFL draft. It's just not the one most expected. Tuesday night, Auburn announce junior Patrick Miller would enter the NFL draft. Shortly after the news broke, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn commented on Miller's departure. "Pat Miller has..." January 14

  • Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzy will put off NFL Draft, return to Tigers for senior year "Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzy has decided to return for his senior season after contemplating early entry into the NFL, the linebacker indicated on Twitter Tuesday. McKinzy had been telling those close to him that he planned to stay in school, a source with knowledge of the linebacker's..." January 07

  • Report: Gene Chizik named defensive coordinator at North Carolina

    SI - College Football "Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik has reportedly accepted the defensive coordinator position at North Carolina, according to Brandon Zimmerman of the SEC Network. Chizik coached Auburn for four years, leading the Tigers to the BCS National Championship after an undefeated season in 2010. He..." January 02

  • Gamecocks await decision of QB prospect Brandon McIlwain

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina won't have to wait much longer to learn if it's won the recruiting battle for junior quarterback Brandon McIlwain of Newtown, Pa. McIlwain said he has made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. McIlwain's final four schools were USC, Penn State, Auburn and..." December 29

  • Auburn, Ole Miss plan stadium upgrades to keep up with SEC West

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The on-field competition in the SEC West is brutal enough among the likes of Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The same be said for their football stadiums. It's a fierce arms race for all those schools to upgrade their facilities and gain a competitive edge for recruits and..." December 17

  • Auburn WR Sammie Coates to enter 2015 NFL Draft "Auburn junior WR Sammie Coates will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Coates will also accept an invitation to participate in the 2015 Senior Bowl, according to the report. Coates is currently rated as the No. 40 overall prospect in..." December 16

  • Man charged with murder in shooting of Auburn freshman Jakell Mitchell "Auburn freshman tight end Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed early Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the school campus, according to Auburn police. Auburn police Capt. Will Matthews told that police responded to the Tiger Lodge apartments at 12:25 a.m. Sunday. Mitchell, 18,..." December 15

  • Auburn freshman Jakell Mitchell killed in shooting; police searching for suspect "Auburn freshman football player Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed early Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus. The Auburn Police Department is investigating and developing leads as it searches for a suspect. Police responded to the Tiger Lodge apartment..." December 14

  • Will Muschamp returns to Auburn as defensive coordinator "Multiple reports late Friday night had ousted Florida coach Will Muschamp prepared to take over as defensive coordinator at Auburn. Less than an hour after those surfaced, coach Gus Malzahn confirmed via his Twitter account that Muschamp will indeed be the next leader of the Tigers' defense." December 13