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Back to work
Surviving a season in the SEC West isn’t an easy feat.
So, the Tigers were probably ready for their “break” after the Iron Bowl. Of course, Auburn football players still had to cram for finals and take exams before spending a few days away from school with family, but the days without class still count as a break.
But there’s an important game coming up and it’s time for the squad to get back to work.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get excited when you’ve got one of the most fun defenses in football.
And while it’s a blast to watch the Tigers fly toward defenders and wrap up opposing quarterbacks, they’re also an entertaining group in the meeting room, too.
Linebacker coach Travis Williams expressed his joy at reuniting with his team on Tuesday afternoon, posting this video to Twitter.
— Coach T-Will (@T_WILL4REAL) December 13, 2016
This is not the first video from Auburn’s defense and it probably won’t be the last. And that’s great news for Auburn football and likely bad news for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Just hopping around
Some players just couldn’t wait to get back to practice, so they got going a little early.
Wide receiver Kyle Davis has shown his insane athletic ability at different times throughout the season.
And if Auburn football fans are wondering, the break didn’t set back Davis at all. He posted this video on social media on Tuesday. Just a normal, casual catch … no big deal or anything:
— KD (@KDSZN) December 14, 2016
Yeah … that’s what it looks like when most normal people make a grab, too.
Kerryon Johnson makes a stop
Kerryon Johnson emitted some of the loudest applause at games in Jordan-Hare throughout the 2016 season.
The sophomore running back left teammates and coaches stunned by his spin moves, while fans remained in awe of his monstrous hits. But Johnson also brings happiness to Tiger fans off the field, too.
In addition to being one of the funniest (and most vocal) players on Twitter, the rusher continues trying to find ways to make others smile. He stopped at an Atlanta hospital on Tuesday afternoon, posting this photo and caption to Instagram.
— Tim Horton (@CoachTimHorton) December 14, 2016
Auburn in the NFL
- Josh Bynes led the Lions in tackles (6) in Detroit’s 20-17 win over the Bears. The linebacker, who has 27 tackles on the season, also defended a pass.
- Sammie Coates continued to deal with a hand injury in Pittsburgh’s win against the Bills. The receiver played but didn’t record any stats.
- Linebacker Karlos Dansby totaled 12 tackles and added 1 sack in Cincinnati’s win against Cleveland. So far this season, Dansby has 89 tackles (58 solo).
- Offensive lineman King Dunlap started in San Diego’s 28-16 loss to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
- New Orleans defensive lineman Nick Fairley had 6 tackles and 1 sack in the Saints’ 16-11 loss to the Bucs. So far this season, Fairley has amassed 36 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He’s also started all 13 games.
- Dee Ford recorded 3 tackles in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 21-13 win against the Oakland Raiders. The Chiefs are currently in first place in the AFC West, and Ford, who has 10.0 sacks this season, is tied for sixth in sacks in the NFL.
- Running back Corey Grant had 4 carries (13 yards) in Jacksonville’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
- Josh Harris was Atlanta’s long snapper in the Falcons’ 42-14 win against Los Angeles and added 1 tackle in punt coverage.
- New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones had 2 tackles (one for a loss) in the Pats’ 30-23 win against Baltimore. Jones has 9 tackles and a pass deflection this season.
- Defensive back Brandon King had 2 special teams tackles in the Patriots’ win against the Ravens.
- Linebacker Chris Landrum, who’s played in seven games this season, made 2 tackles and recorded his first sack of the season in San Diego’s loss to the Carolina Panthers.
- Linebacker Corey Lemonier played but didn’t record any stats in the Browns’ loss to Cincinnati.
- Wide receiver Ricardo Louis played but didn’t record any stats in the Browns’ loss to the Bengals.
- Defensive lineman Sen’Derrick Marks totaled 3 tackles in the Jaguars’ 25-16 loss to the Vikings. So far this season, the DL has 17 tackles, 3 of which are sacks.
- New York Jets defensive back Nick Marshall played but didn’t record any stats in the Jets’ 23-17 win against San Francisco.
- Quarterback Cam Newton passed for 160 yards and rushed for 31 yards, leading the Panthers to a 28-16 win against San Diego. So far this season, Newton has passed for 2,774 yards (15 touchdowns) and rushed for a total of 317 yards (5 touchdowns).
- Placekicker Cody Parker made his only field goal attempt in the Browns’ loss to Cincinnati.
- Jerraud Powers racked up 3 tackles in Baltimore’s 30-23 loss to the Pats. The cornerback left the game after suffering a concussion.
- Fullback Jay Prosch played but didn’t record any stats in the Texans’ 22-17 win at Indianapolis.
- Cornerback Trovon Reed made the first 2 tackles of his NFL career and also snagged his first interception off of former teammate Cam Newton. Reed was signed by San Diego near the end of November.
- Greg Robinson again started at left tackle for the Rams in a 42-14 loss to Atlanta.
- Defensive lineman Pat Sims played but didn’t record any stats in the Bengals’ 23-10 win against Cleveland.
- Neiko Thorpe played, but the defensive back didn’t record any stats in the Seattle Seahawks’ 38-10 loss at Green Bay.
- Graham Dudley of SB Nation’s Crimson and White provided the third part of a scouting report on Auburn for Oklahoma fans.
- Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports said Tigers fans need to know these four things about former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
- The Tulsa World reported that head coach Bob Stoops is not involved with the background checks on football recruits.
- Inquisitr.com looked at some of the latest Auburn football rumors.
- AL.com examined the Pro Football Focus breakdown of Auburn quarterback commit Jarrett Stidham.
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson analyzed Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson, who landed at No. 9 on our list of top 10 Tigers.
- Four-star athlete Tray Bishop de-committed from Auburn on Tuesday night.