Auburn Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

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