Auburn football: Tre Mason, Carl Lawson, and Greg Brown are staying busy
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Here’s a look at what you might have missed on Tuesday:
Where’s Tre Mason?
Several former players returned to the Auburn Athletic Complex when Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson, Rudy Ford and others participated in Pro Day.
As athletes gave their all-out efforts in drills and in the 40-yard dash, wide receiver Ricardo Louis made a FaceTime call.
On the other end of the line was Tre Mason. Yes, the Tre Mason. The same person who cleared a path for Auburn’s 2013 miracle season that ended with a national championship contest. Years later, the Los Angeles Rams running back who went AWOL and made headlines for several strange circumstances and instances.
It was a span of a few minutes that went unreported, largely because there was nothing to report. It was just a couple of friends and a handful of former teammates face timing each other, saying hello.
But on Tuesday, Mason was back in headlines for another reason. And so the question is raised: Is the rusher bound for a return to the NFL?
Do you believe in Tre Mason? The running back who disappeared finally speaks. And he's ready to play again. https://t.co/h8AqJMRX0u
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) July 25, 2017
Rookie standout: Carl Lawson
It’s almost time for NFL training camps to start up, and rookie linebacker Carl Lawson is getting all kinds of attention in his short time with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals drafted the former Auburn star in the fourth round, after Washington WR John Ross, Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon and Kansas State LB Jordan Willis. Still, according to Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson, Lawson’s “pedigree and poise” is helping the Georgia native find his own important role.
Oh, and Takeo Spikes has been pretty influential, too.
“He’s going to be a special player. He’s an absolute monster.” #Bengals50
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 25, 2017
Game times announced
Auburn’s first three opponents have been known for a while, but now fans know exactly what time the games will be played.
First up is Georgia Southern (SEC Network). Then it’s time for a quick trip to Clemson (ESPN). And finally, plan on watching Auburn play Mercer on the SEC Network alternate channel.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) July 25, 2017
In other Auburn football news:
- The biggest difference for Auburn football under offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey might be at tight end.
- Offensive lineman Austin Golson has an “extra edge” heading into his senior season.
- The Tigers will face Texas A&M in November and try to pull off a win in College Station.
- Auburn’s underrated linebacker unit is a big reason to be optimistic about the coming season.
Tweet of the day
Recruiting is supposedly a young man’s game, but DBs coach Greg Brown is dominating as of late. Need more proof? Check out this Tweet from Auburn assistant athletic director Patrick Suddes posted on Tuesday afternoon.
— Patrick Suddes-AU (@PatrickSuddes) July 25, 2017
Auburn started booming once again when after 3-star safety Jamien Sherwood chose Auburn over Florida. Sherwood’s commitment also meant the Tigers secured yet another top defensive back prospect in addition to Quindarious Monday and Kolbi Fuqua.
Nothing like a week full of Boom!
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