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Gaining confidence: Auburn's DaVonte Lambert moves ahead
Oct. 21, 2015

Auburn's DaVonte Lambert sacks Patrick Towles at Kentucky

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala. ― DaVonte Lambert's play at Kentucky has him feeling good, and now he's looking for even more success the rest of this Auburn football season.

Next stop: Arkansas on Saturday.

"I'm starting to get more confidence in myself than I had earlier this season. It's also showing in the games. I feel pretty good," Lambert said this week.

"I kind of feel like I’m right there. Not too far away from it."

Auburn's defensive line figures to have much to do at Arkansas against a team known for its running game behind what is the biggest offensive line in the country.

"We just have to stop the run," Lambert said.

Lambert called the win at Kentucky "a confidence builder."

Lambert also said having injured defensive end Carl Lawson on the sidelines at Kentucky helped the team as well.

"He brings energy. He also talks to us about pass rush moves as well and what he sees out there," Lambert said.

"He just knows what to say, when to say and he's just giving us tips, especially to Byron (Cowart) as well to help him build his confidence. It just helps the whole D-line as well." 

Coach Gus Malzahn told his team to start over in October. The Tigers are 2-0 since.

"The whole demeanor has changed at practice," Lambert said. "People are coming out with energy, ready to play and that carried over to the game as well."

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter:



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