Auburn (3-2, 0-2 SEC) will get this weekend off, at least on the field, with an Oct. 15 matchup with Kentucky (4-1, 2-1 SEC) looming next Thursday.
Auburn’s players will get Friday and Saturday off and then return to practice Sunday for a short week before traveling to face Kentucky at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN.
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. Extensive preparation for the Wildcats began on Thursday.
Here is what you need to know about Auburn today:
- A 5-star Auburn commit was seen wearing Alabama gear…
- The Tigers’ backup center was injured in the bar fight that led to the dismissal of wide receiver D’haquille “Duke” Williams.
- 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’ run defense.
Other Auburn news from around the Internet
- Justyn Ross, a 2018 wide receiver at Central High School in Phenix City, Ala., received an offer from Auburn.
- 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.