Auburn Rumors & News

  • Auburn lands 5-star defensive tackle Derrick Brown

    Alabama "Five-star defensive lineman Derrick Brown provided the final big boom Auburn's recruiting class needed Wednesday. Brown picked the Tigers over Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi State during a signing ceremony at Lanier High in Buford, Georgia. "My relationship I have with the..." February 03

  • Clearing up the Iowa State-Auburn signing day drama with Tyler Catalina

    Alabama "Iowa State fired off a tweet welcoming Rhode Island transfer Tyler Catalina to the Cyclones today, mere hours after Auburn offered him a scholarship. Moments later, Catalina's brother told the tweet was not accurate and the offensive tackle is still deciding among several schools. He's..." February 03

  • Auburn's Gimel President leaving program as graduate transfer

    Alabama "Auburn's depth at defensive end is set to take a hit in 2016. Rising senior Gimel President has decided to leave the program as a graduate transfer, his family confirmed Wednesday to He will be eligible to play one more season." February 03

  • Auburn confirms Tray Matthews has shoulder surgery

    Montgomery Advertiser "Auburn officials have confirmed safety Tray Matthews had surgery on his right shoulder this month to repair damage that occurred during the 2015 season. was the first to report this news but Matthews was seen Saturday night at Auburn Arena attending the Tigers 74-63 loss to Oklahoma..." February 01

  • Auburn's Gus Malzahn meets with nation's No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary

    Alabama "Auburn's chances of landing the No. 1 overall recruit in the 247Sports Composite have become slim since Will Muschamp left the Plains for South Carolina, but the Tigers are holding out hope for a surprise on National Signing Day. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, defensive coordinator Kevin Steele..." January 29

  • Why Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson plans to change his jersey number

    Alabama "Jeremy Johnson has worn No. 6 throughout his high school and college career, but plans to change that this fall. The Auburn quarterback announced Tuesday he plans on wearing No. 1 for the Tigers in 2016 to honor Fred Davis, who lost his life at age 18 in a January 2011 single-car accident...." January 26

  • Auburn running back makes surprising declaration for NFL Draft

    Alabama "Peyton Barber's surprising year took another unexpected turn Monday. The running back declared for the NFL Draft, barely beating the league's deadline for underclassmen. Barber released a statement to "I have decided to forego my eligibility at Auburn and enter the 2016 NFL Draft...." January 19

  • Auburn offensive lineman Avery Young declares for NFL Draft, per report

    Alabama "Avery Young will test the NFL waters. The Auburn offensive lineman told NFL Network's Rand Getlin he will forego his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. "After four incredible years at Auburn University, I plan to submit my name for entry into the 2016 NFL Draft," Young told Getlin...." January 14

  • Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand headed to Auburn

    USA Today "Herb Hand, who has been James Franklin's offensive line coach at both Vanderbilt and Penn State, is headed toward a deal with Auburn according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke with USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not final. The..." January 11

  • After hiring Kevin Steele, Auburn brings on Saints DBs coach as co-DC

    CBS Sports "Auburn has made another defensive coaching hire in the wake of Will Muschamp leaving to be South Carolina's new coach. The Tigers have added New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff as their new secondary coach and co-defensive coordinator. Last week, Auburn hired away LSU's..." January 08

  • Former Memphis cornerback Reggis Ball issues apology to Auburn for stealing football after Birmingham Bowl

    Alabama "The former Memphis football player who stole an Auburn game ball following the Birmingham Bowl issued an apology on Tuesday. Reggis Ball, who tackled a member of Auburn's equipment staff to the turf and stole a football following Auburn's 31-10 win at Legion Field, penned a hand written apology..." January 06

  • LSU's Kevin Steele is candidate for Auburn defensive coordinator job

    ESPN "LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has emerged as the leading candidate for the same position at Auburn, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has been looking for a replacement for Will Muschamp, who left earlier this month after just one season to become the head coach..." December 30

  • Auburn names interim defensive coordinator

    Alabama "Lance Thompson will serve as Auburn's defensive coordinator for the Birmingham Bowl. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn made the announcement after practice Monday, the Tigers' first bowl practice. "He's familiar with our defense, he's a veteran guy and these guys will work very closely together,"..." December 15

  • Former Auburn Coach Travaris Robinson Officially Announces He’s South Carolina’s New DC

    College Spun "South Carolina’s football program has a new defensive coordinator – officially. Travaris Robinson will serve as the DC on Will Muschamp’s staff with the Gamecocks, the 34-year-old coach confirmed on Twitter this morning. " December 08

  • Auburn DC Will Muschamp to become South Carolina coach

    ESPN "Will Muschamp has agreed in principle to accept the head-coaching job at South Carolina, a source told Sports Illustrated. The deal is "all but done," the source told SI. Muschamp was one of several candidates to interview for the Gamecocks job this week in a search process that took an odd..." December 06

  • REPORT: Will Muschamp Resigns As Auburn Defensive Coordinator, May Be Getting South Carolina Job

    Gamedayr "It wasn’t the season that Will Muschamp had envisioned when he became the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers, but as it turns out, it may have been just enough to get him another head coaching job. Reports say that Muschamp has stepped down from the Tigers after just one single..." December 05

  • Will Muschamp unlikely to return for another year at Auburn

    Alabama "It seems to be only a matter of where, not when. Will Muschamp may be the next head coach at South Carolina or the new defensive coordinator at Georgia or Alabama. The destination is unclear at the moment, but sources close to the Auburn program tell they don't expect him to return for..." December 03

  • Report: Will Muschamp ‘gaining serious momentum’ for South Carolina job

    The State "Former Florida coach and current Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is the mix for the vacant South Carolina football job, FoxSports’ Bruce Feldman reported Monday. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach on Monday evening said Muschamp was “gaining serious momentum” for the Gamecocks’..." December 01

  • What would an Iron Bowl upset mean for Auburn?

    Alabama "As disappointing as the 2015 season has been for Auburn, Tiger fans are still holding out hope for a big upset on Saturday. "It would mean that we beat our rival, which is very important to us and very important to this state," said Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. The odds are stacked against..." November 27

  • Nation's No. 1 WR recruit Kyle Davis commits to Auburn

    USA Today "Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.) WR Kyle Davis, ranked No. 1 in the country as his position, announced on Twitter that he’ll be taking his talents to Auburn. Davis had previously committed to South Carolina, but reopened his recruitment in May, now settling with Gus Malzahn and the Tigers." November 25

  • Auburn cornerback Jeremiah Dinson tore three ligaments in knee

    Alabama "Auburn cornerback Jeremiah Dinson tore three of four ligaments in his right knee, which was also dislocated, and suffered a dislocated shoulder on a brutal hit during last week's game with Texas A&M, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday. Malzahn said Dinson will have surgery for the..." November 12

  • Jeremy Johnson has his 'edge back,' which means Auburn's starting QB job could be his

    Alabama "Sean White's injured knee is not the only factor clouding Gus Malzahn's upcoming decision at quarterback. Jeremy Johnson's performance at Texas A&M -- and his performances in practices the last three weeks -- may have been enough for the former starter to regain his job. "He does have his..." November 10

  • Ex-Florida State QB John Franklin III commits to transfer to Auburn

    CBS Sports "Auburn boosted its quarterback depth for 2016 on Wednesday with the addition of former Florida State quarterback John Franklin III to its recruiting class. Franklin suffered an injury in the spring and chose to transfer to East Mississippi Community College after Everett Golson announced his..." November 04

  • Auburn wide receiver Stanton Truitt out for season after surgery

    Alabama "Freshman wide receiver Stanton Truitt will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in his weekly Tuesday press conference. Truitt, who burned his redshirt against Louisiana Tech, had played in two games, catching two passes for 13..." November 04

  • Auburn quarterback Sean White injured, will be game-time decision against Ole Miss

    Alabama "Auburn quarterback Sean White was injured last week against Arkansas and may not start today against Ole Miss, according to the school. Former starter Jeremy Johnson is expected to start in White's place if the redshirt freshman is unable to play at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN. A decision will be made..." October 31

  • Past Auburn administrations had little patience for last place

    Alabama "It's probably premature to talk about Gus Malzahn's future. We're only halfway through the conference season so there's plenty of time for his third Auburn team, which stands at 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the league, to pick itself up out of the SEC West cellar. A look back, though, shows that..." October 26

  • Duke Williams owns ‘mistake after mistake’ that led to Auburn dismissal

    College Football Talk "For the first time, Duke Williams has publicly addressed the abrupt and unceremonious end to his career on The Plains. In a posting to his Instagram account Tuesday, the wide receiver acknowledged that he made what he described as “mistake after mistake” prior to his dismissal by Auburn head..." October 14

  • Report: Former Auburn WR Duke Williams punched, injured teammate Xavier Dampeer in bar fight

    Alabama "Auburn reserve center Xavier Dampeer suffered an injured jaw after being punched during a bar fight in Auburn last weekend, according to Alabama News Network. A source told the network Dampeer was one of four people attacked by former Auburn wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Williams, who went on..." October 09

  • Auburn dismisses receiver D'haquille Williams

    Alabama "Auburn receiver D'haquille Williams has been dismissed from the football team. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn made the announcement Monday night, but did not cite a specific reason for the senior's dismissal. "When individuals fail to meet the expectations of our program, there has to be..." October 06

  • Gus Malzahn not committing to Sean White as Auburn's starting quarterback

    Alabama "Believe it or not, Gus Malzahn is not yet ready to commit to Sean White as his full-time starting quarterback. White threw only 10 passes, but managed the offense without making mistakes in a 35-21 victory against San Jose State on Saturday. Afterward, Malzahn was asked if White would be..." October 05

  • Auburn, Under Armour sign 9-year, $78.1 million extension through 2025

    CBS Sports "Auburn has signed a 9-year extension with Under Armour worth $78.1 million, which is the largest apparel contract in the SEC. Under Armour, which has signed Auburn since 2006, will continue to be the Tigers' official apparel provider through 2025. The new deal includes $22.5 million in cash for..." October 02

  • Auburn decides on starting quarterback for San Jose State

    Alabama "The Sean White era will stretch into another week. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Tuesday the redshirt freshman will start against San Jose State. White was 20 of 28 passing for 188 yards and rushed 11 times for 29 yards in the Tigers' 17-9 loss to Mississippi State. He threw an..." September 30

  • Jeremy Johnson Benched As Auburn Starter For Sean White

    The Big Lead "Gus Malzahn has benched Auburn Tigers starting quarterback Jeremy Johnson. Sean White, a four-star recruit from the 2014 class, will start against Mississippi State. He will be taking his first collegiate snaps. A junior, Johnson was completing less than 60 percent of his throws and had more..." September 22

  • Star DE Carl Lawson out for No. 18 Auburn

    CBS Sports "No. 18 Auburn will once again be without arguably its best defensive player when it faces No. 13 LSU in Baton Rouge on Saturday. reported Saturday that defensive end Carl Lawson has not made the trip to LSU and will not play against the Tigers. Lawson has been dealing with a hip injury..." September 19

  • Auburn DB Josh Holsey out for season with torn ACL

    Alabama "Auburn defensive back Josh Holsey will miss the season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament. Holsey injured his left knee in the Tigers' 27-20 overtime victory Saturday against Jacksonville State. He underwent an MRI scan recently. Holsey started against Jacksonville State at Nickel...." September 15

  • Auburn expecting 3 defensive starters back for big game against LSU

    The Score "After an almost disastrous loss to Jacksonville State, Auburn is looking to bounce back against LSU on Saturday, and that could be easier after defensive coordinator Will Muschamp announced the Tigers are expecting defensive end Carl Lawson and safety Tray Matthews to be back in the starting..." September 14

  • Where will D'haquille Williams play for Auburn this season?

    Alabama "Though he spent spring practice working as an outside receiver, D'haquille Williams was back in the slot during Auburn's season opener. Williams is expected to take over at the X/split end role and be utilized as a vertical threat as well as being a target over the middle of the field following..." September 09

  • Auburn’s spring game offensive MVP abruptly leaves Tigers

    Alabama "Receiver Myron Burton Jr. has left the Auburn football team. The offensive MVP of Auburn's A-Day scrimmage in the spring, Burton was expected to contribute this season after catching seven passes for 124 yards and one touchdown. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn called the departure a "mutual"..." September 01

  • Auburn Saved Public Administration Program So Athlete Graduation Rates Wouldn't Decrease According to Report

    The Big Lead "Auburn was going to get rid of an unpopular undergraduate major in 2013, but was overruled by the athletics department. It seems Auburn’s athletes love Public Administration. According to the Wall Street Journal: “more than half of the roughly 100 students majoring in public administration were..." August 27

  • Organization asks Auburn to remove team chaplain

    Alabama "A national organization focused on the separation of church and state has requested Auburn University to "abolish the chaplaincy" working inside the doors of its athletics department, calling the chaplain's presence unconstitutional. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a letter to..." August 21

  • D'haquille Williams reinstated to Auburn football team

    Alabama "D'haquille Williams has been reinstated to the Auburn football program following a six-day absence due to an undisclosed "discipline issue." Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Williams, a preseason First Team All-SEC selection, returned to practice on Thursday. "He took care of his business..." August 14

  • Auburn practices without WR D'haquille Williams for third straight day

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Auburn held its third consecutive day of practice Monday without star wide receiver D’haquille “Duke” Williams. Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn said earlier in the week that Williams hasn’t been a participant in fall camp due to a “discipline issue.” Malzahn said Saturday that Williams will be..." August 11

  • Auburn's D'haquille Williams dealing with a 'discipline issue,' expected to rejoin team

    Alabama "Auburn receiver D'haquille Williams' mysterious absence in preseason camp now has an explanation. The senior and All-SEC selection is dealing with a "discipline issue" but could return to the team, coach Gus Malzahn said Saturday. Williams missed his second straight day of practice..." August 09

  • D'haquille Williams misses Auburn practice due to 'personal business,' return date unclear

    Alabama "D'haquille Williams missed Auburn's fourth preseason practice on Friday and when he'll be back is unclear. Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said Williams, a preseason First Team All-SEC honoree, was not in attendance due to "personal business." Lashlee said it is a "day-to-day"..." August 08

  • Receiver Marquis McClain commits to Auburn

    Alabama "Auburn has picked up a commitment from Marquis McClain, a wide receiver from Crestview, Fla. McClain, a standout at Crestview High School, was visiting Auburn this weekend when he gave his verbal commitment, according to 247Sports." July 27

  • Former Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain reportedly transferring to Southern Miss

    Alabama "Former Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain is headed to Southern Miss as a graduate transfer, according to multiple reports. Swain had 18 tackles with three for loss and one sack while appearing in all 13 games with one start for Auburn last season. A Southern Miss spokesman was unable to..." July 21

  • SEC voters pick Auburn to win conference, Georgia, Alabama to win divisions

    ESPN "For the first time in more than two decades, the voters at SEC media days weren't unified on a divisional champion and overall champion. Georgia was the clear favorite among the voting media to win the East, and Alabama narrowly was chosen to win the West. The Auburn Tigers, however, were the..." July 16

  • Auburn releases details on Will Muschamp’s contract

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Will Muschamp may not be a head coach anymore, but being the defensive coordinator at Auburn isn’t a tough draw. Muschamp’s contract with the Tigers was released Wednesday, detailing his three-year deal that works out to $1.6 million per season. According to USA Today, Muschamp will become the..." July 15

  • Former Auburn DE Elijah Daniel to play for Bo Pelini at Youngstown State

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel has found a new home with FCS Youngstown State. Daniel was kicked off the Auburn football team on May 2 after he was arrested and charged with four counts of burglary and four counts of theft for his role in 10 robberies inside a residence hall on the..." July 13

  • Gus Malzahn not worried about teams pulling recruits from state of Alabama

    Sporting News - NCAAF "In the spring, Jim Harbaugh brought his satellite camp tour through the heart of SEC country, stopping at powerhouse program Prattville High School. He even picked up a pair of commitments from Prattville. On the first day of SEC Media Days, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn didn't sound too..." July 13

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