Auburn Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Report: Muschamp has offers on the table from A&M, Auburn

    College Football Talk "On the field, Auburn and Texas A&M compete as members of the SEC West. Off the field, they’re competing with their checkbooks as prospective employers for a recently-deposed SEC East head coach. According to Jay Tate of‘s, both A&M and AU have offered their..." December 03

  • Fight at Alabama - Auburn party ends when guy pulls a gun

    Busted Coverage "How do fights at Alabama-Auburn parties end? At least one party Saturday night ended when some redneck pulled a gun on another redneck who wanted to whoop some ass. According to Ashton Poellnitz, who admits he was “abt drunk,” this all went down in Piedmont, Alabama and the guy in the car pulled..." December 02

  • Will Muschamp Favorited A Tweet About Being Introduced As Auburn’s Defensive Coordinator

    College Spun "Former Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp is officially a free agent in the college football coaching world. While he wasn’t overly successful on the offensive side of the ball in Gainesville (it ultimately cost him his job), he’s still considered a genius when it comes to defense. Right now,..." December 02

  • Auburn dismisses Ellis Johnson "A day after allowing 55 points to Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson has been dismissed. Johnson joined Gus Malzahn's staff at Auburn in December 2012 and helped lead the Tigers to a spot in last year's BCS national championship game. However, his defense has..." December 01

  • Tigers leader in sacks has season-ending knee surgery

    Montgomery Advertiser "An inconsistent Auburn defensive line will have to play the rest of the season without its leader in sacks. Defensive end DaVonte Lambert had season-ending surgery on his left knee Monday, coach Gus Malzahn announced, taking the team's best edge rusher out for the Iron Bowl and bowl..." November 25

  • Auburn receiver D'haquille Williams not traveling to Georgia "Auburn receiver D'haquille Williams is not traveling with the team as it prepares for a showdown Saturday at Georgia. The junior confirmed his absence via Twitter Friday afternoon. A team spokesman has not yet confirmed the news, though a source told on Sunday Williams would miss the..." November 16

  • CBS has to take the Egg Bowl instead of the Iron Bowl because it shows Alabama too often

    USA Today "College football fans probably know that Alabama tends to play on CBS most weeks. Well, the Southeastern Conference’s schedule-makers noticed, too. When CBS decided to pick up Saturday’s game between No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 3 Alabama, it unofficially gave up rights to the Iron Bowl..." November 12

  • WR D'haquille Williams likely out "Wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Williams has not yet been ruled out for Saturday's game at Georgia, but Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday that a return this weekend is unlikely. "He's week-to-week right now," Malzahn said. "We'll see how he progresses." Williams injured his right knee in..." November 11

  • Chris Davis' Iron Bowl sells for $47K "The helmet used by Auburn kick returner Chris Davis in last year's Iron Bowl sold for $47,190 early Sunday morning. The helmet, which is also signed by Davis, was part of an auction conducted by New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions. "We knew when we received this item on consignment it was..." November 03

  • Auburn's Kris Frost plans to reach out to injured Ole Miss star Laquon Treadwell "Auburn linebacker Kris Frost wasn't sure how he was going to get up field. Frost blitzed over the center on Ole Miss' crucial pass to Laquon Treadwell with 90 seconds remaining Saturday. Auburn called a zero blitz on the play. Two players missed tackles, changing Treadwell's trajectory and..." November 03

  • Auburn police investigating threatening tweets against Gus Malzahn, Jordan-Hare "The Auburn Police Department is investigating threatening rants made against Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn and Jordan-Hare Stadium on Twitter, the police chief confirmed. Chief Paul Register said investigators are working to identify the owner of the Twitter account to determine if there is..." October 08

  • Suspended Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead will be not be on sideline Saturday "Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead will miss his second game and will not be allowed on the sideline Saturday, coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Tuesday. The starting free safety did not travel with Auburn to Kansas State last week after the senior got into a verbal altercation with an assistant coach..." September 23

  • Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead out for Kansas State game "Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead did not travel with the team Wednesday afternoon and will miss the Tigers' nationally-ranked showdown at Kansas State, a school spokesman confirmed. The senior is Auburn's most experienced defensive back and leads the team with two interceptions, and has played..." September 18

  • Arkansas coaches stuck on elevator at halftime had 'no bearing on outcome' against Auburn "Arkansas's offense stalled in the second half after its coaches got stuck in an elevator inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, however, doesn't believe the snafu at halftime led to the 45-21 loss to No. 6 Auburn on Saturday. "It wasn't that big a deal when we..." September 01

  • Former Texas Tech transfer, walk-on leaving for Arkansas State

    Montgomery Advertiser "Walk-on defensive end Chase Robison is transferring from Auburn to Arkansas State, according to a report by A-State Nation. Robison, whose father Lanier played at Arkansas State, transferred to Auburn from Texas Tech last summer along with Tucker Tuberville, and sat out the 2013..." August 19

  • Jeremy Johnson has Nick Marshall's back, believes Auburn quarterback will win Heisman "Jeremy Johnson has Nick Marshall's back. The Auburn quarterbacks show their support for each other on social media, at practice and behind closed doors. Whether it's talking to each other in times of need or supporting the other for the Heisman Trophy, they talk as if they're brothers. "I..." August 18

  • 'Half a season would be optimistic' for Carl Lawson's return, Auburn's Ellis Johnson says "The potential return of promising sophomore Carl Lawson will be a key storyline for Auburn as the season progresses. Lawson, who has been working hard to return from ACL surgery, wants to be able to make an impact at some point this season. But getting back to full strength after an ACL..." August 18

  • Auburn DB Robenson Therezie facing 'eligibility issues'

    USA Today "When Auburn's star will shine again on the Plains is unclear. Auburn "star" safety Robenson Therezie is facing "eligibility issues" that could jeopardize his availability for the season opener, coach Gus Malzahn announced Saturday. "We're working through some eligibility issues right now..." August 17

  • Nick Marshall: 'I made a mistake' "Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall addressed the media Sunday for the first time since he was cited for possession of marijuana on July 11. "I made a mistake and I'm just trying to gain the trust back from my coaches, my teammates and Auburn's fans," Marshall told reporters. "I'm just going to..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Westover star DT Trent Thompson to choose college Tuesday

    Albany Herald "Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson has been courted by nearly every major college football program in the country for the past two years. Now he’s ready to make a decision. Thompson, widely regarded as the nation’s No. 1 recruit, has narrowed down his destination to Georgia, Alabama,..." August 07

  • Lincoln DL Jauntavius Johnson commits to Auburn

    Montgomery Advertiser "Lincoln's Jauntavius Johnson committed to Auburn early this afternoon at the high school in front of friends, family and statewide reporters. The 6-foot-3, 325-pound defensive lineman chose the Tigers over Alabama, Louisville, Southern Mississippi and others. "It's a great day, and the..." August 07

  • Philip Lutzenkirchen and driver were legally drunk in deadly crash, according to toxicology report "Former Auburn star Philip Lutzenkirchen and the driver of the vehicle that crashed on June 30 and resulted in their deaths were both legally drunk, according to documents released Wednesday. Joseph Ian Davis, the driver, registered a blood alcohol content level of 0.17 (the legal limit in..." August 06

  • Shane Callahan, CU Buffs transfer, eligible to compete in 2014 season

    Denver Post "The NCAA has waived the mandatory one-year waiting period for offensive lineman Shane Callahan, who transferred to CU Boulder from Auburn University in July, meaning the sophomore will be eligible to compete during the 2014 season. The timing couldn't be better: CU is in need of replacing two..." August 05

  • Auburn lands commitment from Stephen Davis Jr., son of former Tigers RB "Auburn landed a legacy commitment Monday when 2016 prospect Stephen Davis Jr. announced his intentions to play for the Tigers on Twitter. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder is the son of former Auburn running back Stephen Davis, who racked up 2,811 yards and 30 touchdowns on the Plains from 1993 to..." August 05

  • Auburn's starting LG Alex Kozan to miss 2014 season following back surgery

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Auburn will be without one of the key pieces of its offensive line for the entirety of the 2014 season. Following the Tigers' first practice of the fall, coach Gus Malzahn announced that Alex Kozan had recently undergone surgery on his back that would keep him sidelined this fall. "He..." August 03

  • Nick Marshall won't start Auburn's season opener against Arkansas "When Gus Malzahn was at SEC Media Days everybody only wanted to know one thing: what would the punishment for Nick Marshall be following his citation for marijuana possession. Malzahn didn't have an answer then, but he has one now. Marshall will not start Auburn's season opener against..." August 02

  • UGa quarterback honors late friend Lutzenkirchen

    Charlotte Observer "Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason will never forget his last phone call with Philip Lutzenkirchen. Mason plans to remember his good friend throughout the season. While meeting with the media Friday before the start of preseason practice, Mason sported a "43" pin — Lutzenkirchen's number at..." August 02

  • Auburn, Clemson announce 2016-2017 home-and-home "On the same day Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez bemoaned two SEC teams' lack of interest in playing a high-profile home-and-home series, two familiar foes showed that not every SEC (and ACC) team shares the same reluctance*. Auburn and Clemson announced Wednesday that the two sets of Tigers will play..." July 31

  • Auburn commit Nate Craig rated No. 1 prospect in the nation by "Auburn fans were understandably excited when Nate Craig committed last week, but showed Monday why it's the biggest commitment in the Gus Malzahn era. Rivals rated Craig its top player in the country in the class of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver from Tampa Catholic in..." July 29

  • Gabe Wright transforms body to become Auburn's most versatile defensive lineman "The way Gabe Wright carries himself has changed. The defensive lineman has lost weight, reconfigured his body and looked more defensive end than tackle at certain angles under the SEC Media Days lights last week. Looking more svelte at 290 pounds, the first-team All-SEC lineman enters the..." July 28

  • Nick Marshall's fine has been paid, Auburn quarterback's case closed in marijuana citation "Nick Marshall's fine for marijuana possession has been paid and the case is now closed, according to Lonnie Holder, the police chief in Reynolds, Georgia. The Auburn quarterback's mother, Shalena Cliett, paid the fine, which was approximately $1,000 for possessing less than one ounce of..." July 24

  • Auburn tells NCAA leaked bio of future Alabama signee Rashaan Evans was a 'hack' by media "Auburn determined its premature publishing of Rashaan Evans' biography on its website was an NCAA violation, according to documents released to and other media outlets. Auburn released documents from the 2013-14 academic year containing 21 secondary violations with heavily-redacted..." July 16

  • Pair of Auburn players granted medical waiver, extra year

    College Football Talk "The news wasn’t all bad for Auburn at SEC Media Days. After discussing his starting quarterback situation while also confirming the worst when it comes to one of his top returning defensive linemen, Gus Malzahn revealed that two Tigers — wide receiver Jaylon Denson and linebacker Justin Garrett..." July 15

  • Gus Malzahn: Nick Marshall punishment undetermined

    Tennessean "Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will face discipline following last week's citation for possession of marijuana, but Tigers coach Gus Malzahn has yet to determine what that punishment may be. Marshall was supposed to be one of the three Auburn players to attend SEC Media Days on Monday, but..." July 14

  • Auburn DE Carl Lawson to miss most of 2014 season after ACL surgery

    SI - College Football "Auburn's defensive line will be without Carl Lawson for most or all of the 2014 season, Tigers coach Gus Malzahn announced at SEC Media Days on Monday. Lawson is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL.'s Brandon Marcello reported last month that missing the entire 2014 season was..." July 14

  • ‘Teary-eyed’ Nick Marshall ‘very regretful’ during pot citation

    College Football Talk "As expected, some additional details are emerging as it pertains to the recent legal incident involving starting Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall. Late this past week, Marshall was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana as well as window tint following a traffic stop. Tigers..." July 13

  • Report: Auburn's Nick Marshall cited for possession of marijuana "Well I guess we know what questions Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will be answering at SEC Media Days, if he's still going that is. According to a report from, Marshall was cited for "possession of marijuana less than one ounce" on Friday. The report states that Marshall was pulled..." July 12

  • Gus Malzahn ‘very disappointed’ in Nick Marshall’s pot citation

    College Football Talk "Friday evening, it was reported that Auburn starting quarterback Nick Marshall ran into a little bit of a legal issue earlier in the day. Specifically, Marshall was cited — not arrested, mind you — for possession of marijuana and tinted windows following a traffic stop. A couple of hours..." July 12

  • Police suspect alcohol and not wearing seatbelt contributied to Lutzenkirchen’s death

    College Football Talk "Police in Georgia investigating a fatal car accident taking the life of former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen suspect alcohol was tied to the accident. According to information obtained by Monday, police believe alcohol was consumed by all four people in the car that spun out of..." July 01

  • Auburn great Lutzenkirchen dies in accident

    247 Sports "Philip Lutzenkirchen, a member of the 2010 Auburn national championship team and one of the most beloved players in recent Tigers history, died in an automobile accident early Sunday morning, AuburnUndercover has learned. He was 23. According to the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer,..." June 30

  • Auburn CB Jonathon Mincy charged with marijuana possession "Auburn senior cornerback Jonathon Mincy was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree marijuana possession, as first reported by the Dothan Eagle. Mincy was a backseat passenger in a vehicle pulled over by Henry County law enforcement for doing 92 in a 65 miles-per-hour zone near..." June 30

  • Auburn’s Jonathon Mincy popped for pot possession

    College Football Talk "Oh these wacky kids and their, well, wacky weed. The latest player to set the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker back to double zeroes is Jonathon Mincy, the Auburn defensive back who was arrested at some point Friday and charged with (gasp!) marijuana possession in the second degree. Lest the..." June 28

  • Tight end Jalen Harris commits to Auburn "Auburn has landed its 17th member of the 2015 recruiting class. Three-star tight end prospect Jalen Harris announced his commitment to the Tigers Tuesday night during a ceremony at Montgomery's St. James School. His other finalists were Alabama, LSU, Miami and Vanderbilt. Harris, who is..." June 24

  • 4-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr commit to Auburn over Alabama "At 10:30 a.m., Southside-Gadsden's Tyler Carr will announce his college choice. His finalists are Alabama and Auburn, and the 4-star offensive lineman appears to be torn the day before his decision." June 24

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