AUBURN, Ala. — Kevin Steele’s defense managed to hold Georgia to just 13 points during Saturday’s game in Athens and again provided the Tigers several chances to win the game. Still, Auburn came up short in Athens.
As the Tigers prepare for their matchup against Alabama A&M and the approaching Iron Bowl, Auburn’s defense remains the healthier unit on the team. Several key seniors on the defense will be honored and play their final game in Jordan-Hare on Saturday evening, including defensive back Joshua Holsey, Montravius Adams and Rudy Ford.
Here’s what Steele said at his weekly press conference:
- Steele said there was very good leadership in preparing for Georgia and during the game.
- “They’ve come to work and had two very good days of practice, very good days of leadership,” Steele says.
- Lists five to six older players including Josh Holsey, Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson and Tray Matthews, who have stepped up and been vocal this week.
- On who can backup Byron Cowart against Alabama A&M: “Derrick Brown has been playing there…we have a pecking order.”
- Steele says he will not burn anyone’s redshirt in the remaining two games.
- “Today (Wednesday) saw no residual effects at all from injuries.”
- On the possibility of Rudy Ford playing running back: “It really hasn’t affected us at all. We rep two groups and in those groups it’s Rudy, Holsey.”
- “With guys being banged up this week there will probably be a little higher rep count for some players,” Steele says.
- On Carl Lawson: “He studies film kind of like Kevin Green did when I was with the Panthers…obviously the talent on the field is there, but just how serious he’s been about football.”