July 23, 2013
By Charles Goldberg
BRISTOL, Conn. -- It was a smooth touchdown in Connecticut on an Auburn jet for Gus Malzahn on Tuesday morning, who was whisked away from the airport to a busy day at ESPN for 10 interviews.
They call it the Car Wash, and Malzahn's first stop was at Recruiting Nation.
Here are some quick takes on a day when six SEC coaches visited the network:
Malzahn gave a shout-out to Carl Lawson, who stuck with his commitment to Auburn and will be on the field when the Tigers start practice Aug. 2. He also said that in the new world of committable and non-committable offers to recruits, he's old school.
"We want to be very upfront," he said. "We're very specific in what we're looking for."
Next up: A taping at GameDay Radio, where he made a happy endorsement of his fast-paced offense.
"You see more and more teams in college football doing it," Malzahn said. "And, really, you're seeing more in the next level, now that Chip Kelly is in the NFL. It's an advantage. Players like to play fast"
Malzahn said the Auburn-Alabama rivalry is the best in college football for, oh, about "365 days a year" and acknowledged last year's game was tough. But he wasn't at Auburn for that.
"I told the team we're not going to worry about last year. We're moving forward."
That accounted for two of the 10 stops. Next up was an ESPN.com chat.
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Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine