|Thursday, July 18|
Charles Goldberg on new d-linemen making impression: "Coaches can't go. The pubic isn't invited. The media doesn't have access. But veteran Auburn players gave a peek at how some of the newcomers have been doing during their players-only practices this summer..." | Read More
Thursday is the final day of 2013 SEC Media Days with LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Vanderbilt wrapping up the event in Hoover, Ala. We'll have more features, social media and updates as we recap Auburn's time with the media yesterday.
Phillip Marshall accompanied Jay Prosch as he made the rounds at SEC Media Days on Wednesday: "At almost every stop, Prosch explains that he really does fit into Malzahn’s up-tempo offense, that he thinks it is even better for him than the pro style he came to Auburn to play and that he is extremely excited..." | Read More
Truly an extraordinary humbling experience at media day today I had tons of fun. Love u auburn family!! It's a blessing— Dee Ford (@dee_ford_) July 18, 2013
|Wednesday, July 17|
We close the day with updates to the live blog from Charles Goldberg as Malzahn discusses his strategy for assembling his staff: "When I first got the job I felt like it was important we got former Auburn players. And people who understood what Auburn is about..."
Phillip Marshall examines the discussion on no-huddle offenses: "Saban and Bielema say they believe it would be a good idea to pass rules that would force no-huddle offenses to give defenses time to substitute. Both say they believe it is a safety issue..." | Read More
Charles Goldberg turns the spotlight on senior CB Chris Davis: "Davis and Auburn hit SEC Media Days on Wednesday endorsing new coach Gus Malzahn's approach to football. Last year's difficult season? Malzahn mentioned putting it in his "rearview mirror..." | Read More
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told us that @DaRealJayProsch could be the best fullback/H-back he has ever had. He will be a star in this offense.-- Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) July 17, 2013
Auburn's Gus Malzahn and players are in the final stages of their official SEC Media Days rotation -- currently wrapping up their 11th segment with TV, radio and print media. Three more to go before Auburn's session concludes at 5 p.m.
Full video and quotes are coming in for Coach Malzahn, Chris Davis, Dee Ford and Jay Prosch. We're uploading video links as they appear. Links to full quote PDFs follow:
SEC Media Days Video: Head Coach Gus Malzahn
SEC Media Days Video: CB Chris Davis
SEC Media Days Video: DE Dee Ford
SEC Media Days Video: HB Jay Prosch
SEC Media Days Quotes: Head Coach Gus Malzahn (PDF)
SEC Media Days Quotes: CB Chris Davis (PDF)
SEC Media Days Quotes: DE Dee Ford (PDF)
SEC Media Days Quotes: HB Jay Prosch (PDF)
Next opportunity to see Coach Malzahn live is at 3:50 p.m. when he visits ESPN's GameDay Live set. Again, watch on ESPNU or online here.
We continue to update our live Facebook photo gallery generated by Auburn's official representatives at SEC Media Days with Coach Malzahn, Chris Davis, Dee Ford and Jay Prosch. Great behind-the-scenes access for Tiger fans!
Coach Malzahn has completed his opening statement and is fielding questions from the media in the main room at SEC Media Days. We'll have features, quotes and video shortly.
Charles Goldberg features Auburn's quarterbacks race: "Gus Malzahn says he hopes "somebody will establish himself early" in the race to be Auburn's starting quarterback, but, until then, "we've got four guys and we're going into this thing with a very open mind." | Read More
Auburn has officially arrived at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. Coach Malzahn is due at the podium at 2:20 p.m. CT (watch on ESPNU or online here). We're updating our live Facebook photo gallery and re-posting tweets here.
Gus Malzahn has 'very open mind' on Auburn quarterback race. News and early notes on Tigers from SEC Media Days: http://t.co/L6T4efM6XN-- Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) July 17, 2013
After lunch with Coach Malzahn, Auburn's players hit radio row at 1 p.m. CT after making their entrance to welcoming fans in the hotel lobby. The Tigers' official rotation at SEC Media Days begins at 2:20 p.m. Coach Malzahn will sit down with ESPN at that time before appearing on GameDay live at 3:30 p.m. We'll keep you updated and link to video as it appears.
Here's the scouting report on Mississippi State from Phillip Marshall: "Mullen said Wednesday at Southeastern Conference Media Days that players were stung by the late-season collapse..."
Follow our live Facebook photo gallery as we take you behind the scenes with Coach Malzahn, Chris Davis, Dee Ford and Jay Prosch at SEC Media Days. We'll compile pics from all our official Auburn representatives throughout the day.
Charles Goldberg provides the second in a series of scouting reports on Auburn's SEC opponents. This time, it's Texas A&M: "Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel arrived at SEC Media Days on Wednesday saying he just wanted to be "a normal college kid like everybody else..." | Read More
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies kicked off the second day of SEC Media Days on Wednesday morning. Kentucky is up now. Watch live using the links to the right and follow live updates in a blog from Auburn's senior writers Charles Goldberg and Phillip Marshall here.
Phillip Marshall checks in with a report on the targeting rule: "Steve Shaw, in his third year as the Southeastern Conference coordinator of officials, spent more than 20 years as an official on the field. He said Wednesday at SEC Media Days it is the most significant rules change he has seen..."
The second day of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., gets underway at 8:30 a.m. with Texas A&M and Kentucky followed by Mississippi State and Tennessee at 11:20. Auburn and Arkansas go at 2:20 p.m. ESPNU is televising the event live. To view online, go to WatchESPN. We'll have full coverage right here from an Auburn perspective as Coach Malzahn, Chris Davis, Dee Ford and Jay Prosch take their turn in the spotlight. View our Twitter list for who to follow.
Phillip Marshall provides his impressions from SEC Media Days including insights on Will Muschamp, Steve Spurrier and South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney: "I first met Will Muschamp when he was a graduate assistant on Terry Bowden's Auburn staff. We talked off and on after that until he returned to Auburn..."
|Tuesday, July 16|
We've created a public Twitter list you can follow to keep up with all of Auburn's official representatives at SEC Media Days in Hoover on Wednesday. The Tigers are scheduled for the 2:20-5 p.m. slot but the group will be active all day.
Auburn's senior writers are blogging from SEC Media Days and you don't want to miss their observations: "South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has never been shy with his opinions. He wasn't at Florida and he hasn't been at South Carolina. And he wasn't Tuesday at SEC Media Days..."
As part of a series examining each of the SEC teams, Charles Goldberg provides a Scouting Report on the Ole Miss Rebels (the Tigers host Ole Miss October 5 at Jordan-Hare Stadium).
Charles Goldberg provides a peek in at Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels' outlook for 2013. "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says the Rebels' 7-6 record was based on good play and a little luck.."
Phillip Marshall checks in on the blog with the second team in today's rotation, the Missouri Tigers. "It's a line of scrimmage league," Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel said, "and I knew that coming in..."
The inside cover of Auburn's media guide: Cam Newton and some of the Tigers in the NFL... pic.twitter.com/acL1M1efkD-- Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) July 16, 2013
Phillip Marshall's feature on SEC Commissioner Mike Slive: "Slive said, though he sees some progress, important goals put forth by the SEC have not been reached. 'Our challenges are complex. They always have been..."
Charles Goldberg provides his take on Will Muschamp's time at the podium: "Florida coach Will Muschamp was talking a mile a minute at Media Days, and it sounded as if was pleased with last season's improvement..."
Florida head coach Will Muschamp takes the stage first in front of SEC media. The Gators will be followed by Missouri, Ole Miss and South Carolina for today's session. If you missed SEC Commissioner Mike Slive's earlier comments, here they are in PDF format.
AuburnTigers.com senior writers Charles Goldberg and Phillip Marshall are blogging live from SEC Media Days right here. Remember, just four teams go today with Auburn slated to appear tomorrow (see full schedule on right).
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive takes the podium to officially open 2013 SEC Media Days. Watch live online via WatchESPN or tune your TV to ESPNU.
Are you ready to have Jordan-Hare rocking? The SEC announced times for Auburn's first three games of the season -- and they're all night games. The Tigers open the Malzahn Era against Washington State on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. Auburn then hosts Arkansas State on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on FSN. The Tigers welcome Mississippi State in the SEC opener on Sept.14 at 6 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Here's the update from Charles Goldberg from Hoover.
Auburn's 2013 media guide, cover to cover: pic.twitter.com/VF2pkQ0dFJ-- Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) July 16, 2013
SEC Football Media Days kick off Tuesday in Hoover, Ala., with four teams including Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss and South Carolina slated to appear in the afternoon.
Seniors Dee Ford, Jay Prosch and Chris Davis will be the face of the Auburn football program when the Tigers take their turn in front of the media on July 17. The university selected those three players to join coach Gus Malzahn.
The Auburn contingent joins players and coaches from Texas A&M, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Arkansas in the Wednesday session. LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Vanderbilt will appear on Thursday.
AuburnTigers.com will have full coverage throughout the event including features and a live blog from senior writers Charles Goldberg and Phillip Marshall. We'll also include photos and social media content courtesy Auburn's Media Relations representatives accompanying the Tigers.
Be sure to follow Auburn football's official Twitter feed @footballAU and Facebook page.
Fans can watch live coverage on ESPNU from noon to 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. ESPN will also webcast the event live via WatchESPN.
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