Auburn Rumors & News

  • 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

  • AU's Grimes: Golson won't be eligible until 2015

    The Anniston Star "Austin Golson will have to wait until next spring to start establishing himself on Auburn’s offensive line. Golson, who transferred from Ole Miss and enrolled at Auburn last month, had hoped to be granted a hardship waiver from the NCAA. Had that occurred, it would have made him eligible to play..." June 17

  • Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews announces intent to transfer to Auburn "Gus Malzahn isn't shy about giving players a second chance. Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews announced his intention to transfer to Auburn on Saturday, making Matthews the second major SEC transfer of this offseason to land on the Plains. Matthews, who was dismissed by Georgia coach Mark..." June 14

  • Possibility of injured Carl Lawson missing 2014 season 'not in thought process' for family "Auburn is taking a wait-and-see approach with defensive end Carl Lawson, who recently underwent a procedure to repair damage in his left knee. The extent of the surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews has not been revealed, but missing the entire 2014 season is "not in the thought process" for..." June 14

  • Auburn rewards Gus Malzahn, staff, Bruce Pearl in new deals

    Auburn Tigers "Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn and his assistants received raises and contract extensions following their run to the BCS Championship Game, while new basketball coach Bruce Pearl has signed his six-year contract that includes a $500,000 signing bonus, the school announced Friday. Malzahn's..." June 07

  • Florida fullback Chandler Cox commits to Auburn "Auburn picked up a commitment from Apopka, Fla., fullback Chandler Cox on Saturday. He announced the commitment on his Twitter page. "Auburn was there all along," Cox told "From the beginning I related with the coaches. Everything felt right about it." The 6-foot-1,..." June 03

  • Auburn linebacker allowed to rejoin team "Linebacker Anthony Swain has been reinstated with the team at Auburn and will rejoin the team for workouts, coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Wednesday. Swain missed all 15 practices in the spring due to a non-injury issue, which was cleared up late last week. Malzahn did not go into specifics on why..." May 29

  • Five-star Auburn recruit: Nick Saban has 'little man syndrome'

    Fox Sports "Tre Williams will be playing football at Auburn this fall, which means his most important offseason duty is learning how to flame the Iron Bowl rivalry. Young Williams is proving to be quite gifted at that so far. Last week, Williams told "Auburn owns Mobile," a fertile piece of..." May 26

  • Gus Malzahn: Auburn H-Back no longer with program, 'will not be back' "Ricky Parks' second chance at Auburn was a short one on the Plains. The H-Back will not return to the program after he was provided a second chance at walking on with the Tigers in the spring, coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Tuesday before a speaking engagement in Fort Walton Beach. Parks was a..." May 21

  • Nation's top junior college prospect Jovon Robinson commits to Auburn "Jovon Robinson, the nation's top-rated junior college player, verbally committed to Auburn Thursday morning. Robinson, who signed with Auburn in 2012 but was later ruled academically ineligible, picked the Tigers over heavy interest from Alabama and the rest of the Southeastern Conference...." May 16

  • Ex-Ole Miss OL Austin Golson transferring to Auburn as walk-on "Former Ole Miss offensive lineman Austin Golson will transfer to Auburn and join the Tigers as a walk-on, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze announced Monday. "We wish him the very best," coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement released by the school, adding that Golson will follow "normal transfer rules."..." May 12

  • 4-star Hoover linebacker Darrell Williams commits to Tigers

    Oanow "Auburn picked up its 13th commitment for the class of 2015 and one of the state’s top prospects when four-star Hoover linebacker Darrell Williams pledged to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday morning. Williams, at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, announced his decision via Twitter." May 07

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Auburn cancer survivor Shon Coleman to announce pick at NFL draft

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Auburn offensive lineman Shon Coleman will make the trip to New York City for the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday where he will get to announce a first-round pick, according to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Coleman, a sophomore left tackle, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, just a..." May 05

  • Auburn's 'Punt Bama Punt' legend David Langner dies of cancer "Auburn legend David Langner died Saturday of cancer. Langner entered college football and Auburn lore during the 1972 Iron Bowl when he returned two blocked punts for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead the Tigers to a 17-16 comeback win over hated Alabama. As if the two touchdowns weren't..." April 27

  • Kaleb Kim: 3-star picks Auburn over UGA

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kaleb Kim, who is ranked as the fourth-best offensive linemen in the state of Georgia, will announce between UGA and Auburn at 3 p.m. Thursday. Here’s the 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from Mill Creek High School on his finalists: Auburn: “(Offensive line coach) JB Grimes, he’s an awesome man. Just..." April 25

  • Tallahassee 4-star athlete D'Anfernee McGriff commits to Auburn over Florida State "Four-star athlete D'Anfernee McGriff of Tallahassee, Fla., has committed to play his college football at Auburn. McGriff made the announcement during a press conference at Leon High School Tuesday afternoon, picking the Tigers over Florida State. McGriff becomes Auburn's ninth commitment for..." April 22

  • Confident Nick Marshall dazzles as Auburn exits spring

    College Football Talk "It’s impossible for a player to win a Heisman based on his spring-game performance, just as, barring injury, it’s impossible for someone to lose it. What a solid-to-spectacular performance — especially when it’s televised — can do is show the level of progress made from the previous year… and put..." April 20

  • Cancer survivor Shon Coleman could be Auburn's next great LT "Shon Coleman is reminded of his impact nearly every time he checks his Facebook account. He has nearly 5,000 friends, some of whom are from "halfway around the country" that connected with him through a similar experience. Cancer survival. He's touched by the direct messages, but he also..." April 17

  • Ratcheting up the Reps

    Track 'Em Tigers "War Eagle, everybody! Spring has sprung in the southeast. The car air conditioner is back in use after a five month hiatus, yellow dust is collecting everywhere, and the pads are popping on the practice fields. We’re about midway through spring drills, and I think I can safely say that there’s a..." April 03

  • Ex-Auburn signee/current AU verbal arrested on drug charges

    College Football Talk "Jason Smith‘s road back to The Plains appears to have hit a rather significant speed bump. Multiple media outlets are reporting that the JUCO quarterback was arrested very early Sunday morning on multiple charges. Those charges include possession of marijuana and two counts of attempting to..." March 31

  • Bo Jackson, Cam Newton jerseys stolen from Jordan-Hare Stadium "Jerseys and helmets worn by Bo Jackson and Cam Newton were among the memorabilia items stolen from the Jordan-Hare Stadium locker room last week. Auburn Police announced Friday that three men have been arrested in connection with the theft of 20 items, valued at $16,826. The three men, all..." March 30

  • Four-star 2014 Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent will be on ‘probationary status’

    College Football Talk "An incident a week or so after signing day won’t keep one of the most highly-rated members of Auburn’s 2014 class out of the program. It will, however, put him squarely underneath his head coach’s microscope. After a month’s worth of speculation, Gus Malzahn confirmed Monday that Kalvaraz..." March 17

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Projecting the Tigers' spring defensive tackle depth chart

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Who's Who: Gabe Wright, senior: Played in all 14 games (11 starts); 31 tackles (16 solo, 15 assisted), 8.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries, fumble recovery Montravius Adams, sophomore: Played in 13 games; 20 tackles (10 solo, 10 assisted), 1.5 TFLs, sack, 7 QBHs Angelo..." March 11

  • Auburn's Gus Malzahn wants only one quarterback guru working with Nick Marshall "Gus Malzahn has a chance to build something around a second-year starting quarterback for the first time in his college coaching career, and he doesn't want anyone interfering with the process. "You want them thinking exactly like you want them to think," Malzahn said. "When you get multiple..." March 03

  • Auburn's Nick Marshall sees his NFL future at quarterback: 'I like my chances' "Nick Marshall is focused on his senior season right now, preparing to shoulder a heavier load in Auburn's offense as the first starting quarterback to get a second year in Gus Malzahn's system. But like most college football players, Marshall has NFL aspirations, a desire to make his own..." February 27

  • Tigers hire Byrnes (S.C.) coach Bobby Bentley to fill analyst position

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "One of Auburn's vacant analyst roles was filled Monday. And the hire shouldn't come as any surprise to those familiar with Gus Malzahn, as he once again dipped into the high school ranks, adding Byrnes (S.C.) coach Bobby Bentley. Bentley will serve as an offensive analyst working with the..." February 25

  • Gus Malzahn may not fill every open position on Auburn's support staff "Gus Malzahn has five empty spots on his support staff, but that doesn't mean the Auburn coach plans to fill them all. The Tigers have lost five support staff members since the conclusion of the season, with all five moving on to on-the-field positions at other schools. Malzahn has not yet..." February 20

  • All charges against Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent dropped "Auburn football signee Kalvaraz Bessent's attorney says the cornerback's name has been cleared and all charges stemming from a drug arrest last week have been dropped. Bessent and three others were charged with two felony charges stemming from possession of marijuana over 20 grams and..." February 15

  • Alabama signee Rashaan Evans: Auburn fans heckling, 'getting worse'

    Fox Sports South "Five-star linebacker recruit Rashaan Evans made some of the biggest headlines on National Signing Day -- through little fault of his own -- when the Auburn Tigers' website and YouTube channel published his bio claiming he'd signed with the hometown school ... only to find out he was actually..." February 12

  • Loss of Evans is No Big Deal

    Track 'Em Tigers "There’s been a lot of speculation about why Rashaan Evans chose Alabama over Auburn when everything pointed to him staying home. Some have wondered whether money was involved or maybe this was all orchestrated by his father Alan, to “get back” at Auburn for his own failures as a college athlete..." February 11

  • ACC Looking to Ride Some SEC Coattails

    Track 'Em Tigers "Last week an interesting proposal came down from ACC commish John Swofford that the ACC, now considering the possibility of playing nine conference games, would forgo that extra contest and play eight if they could instead have each team schedule at least one SEC opponent every year. Also on the..." February 11

  • Alabama recruit getting shunned by Auburn fans for spurning Tigers

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Rashaan Evans, five-star linebacker from Auburn High School in Ala., believes he made the right decision for his future when he signed with Alabama on Wednesday. There are plenty of people who support Evans regardless of his decision, but every fan base has a few immature individuals who take..." February 11

  • Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent facing felony marijuana charges "Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent was arrested on marijuana-related charges following a traffic stop Friday, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office in Florida. The cornerback out of St. Mary's, Ga., was arrested on two felony charges stemming from possession of marijuana over 20 grams and..." February 09