Auburn (3-2, 0-2 SEC) will begin to extensively prepare for an Oct. 15 matchup with Kentucky (4-1, 2-1 SEC) Thursday.
After Thursday, the players will get the weekend off and then return to practice Sunday for a short week before traveling to face Kentucky at 7 p.m. ET next Thursday night.
The coaching staff spent most of the week re-evaluating personnel on both sides of the ball. The team also dealt with the dismissal of senior wide receiver D’haquille “Duke” Williams Monday.
Here is what you need to know about Auburn today:
- Dismissed wide receiver D’haquille “Duke” Williams allegedly punched four people in an altercation that led to his dismissal. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn responded to those reports.
- Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is still frustrated with the team’s defense. “Hell, ain’t nobody got to throw it,” Muschamp said about the Tigers’ porous run defense.
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- Meet Auburn’s “mustache guy,” who became a viral sensation after he was captured on the jumbotron during the Tigers’ loss to Mississippi State this season.
- Freshman defensive back Tim Irvin is back at practice after an undisclosed injury. (Earlier this season Irvin’s uncle, who is NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin, had to wear a rival SEC team’s gear after he lost a bet on an Auburn loss).
- Basketball coach Bruce Pearl’s Fore the Children Golf Classic raised over $250,000 for Children’s Harbor, which assists children with illnesses and their families, and the Bruce Pearl Family Foundation.
The best stories around the SEC
- Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard announced his retirement from football Wednesday.
- Tennessee dismissed star wide receiver Alton “Pig” Howard.
- South Carolina’s “home” game against LSU will be moved from Columbia to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge due to massive flooding in South Carolina.
- Florida and Miami will resume their in-state rivalry in 2019.
- Kentucky basketball’s top-recruit has yet to be cleared by the NCAA. In other news Kentucky coach John Calipari said his team stinks.
Malzahn says "we'll continue to do what we've been doing" in regards to allowing players to go out Saturdays after game
— Tom Green (@AUBlog) October 7, 2015