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Malzahn confident in role as head coach

Malzahn confident in role as head coach

But even more challenging than navigating through Interstate 285, is the possibility of facing an even bigger roadblock in the form of rival Alabama.

Everything appears to be good in Title Town.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn didn't shy away from the talk that his Tigers can unseat Alabama as the top team in the Southeastern Conference. "I think they won it the last three years". Missouri was the first team to offer him a scholarship when he played for Olathe South High School.

Senior right tackle Braden Smith could have left Auburn last spring for the promise of National Football League riches. The Tigers went 8-5, finished second in the SEC West and played in the Sugar Bowl a year ago.

On Monday, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey shut down any rumblings of realignment, meaning Auburn and Missouri aren't switching places anytime soon. "And to do that, you've got to beat Alabama". I've met so many great people in Auburn. So far there has been no indication that Malzahn wants to get back involved in the day-to-day management of the offense following an impressive spring practice for the Tigers.

Auburn finished sixth in the SEC in total offense but finished dead-last in the conference in passing offense (170 yards per game).

Just how well the Tigers fare this season on defense may well hinge on the position once again with Brown a key part of that.

"Probably the thing I'm more excited about is we have quality depth at our quarterback position", he said.

Why doesn't Gus Malzahn just come out and say it?

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If you look back at the history of Auburn football nearly every great team has not only featured key players at quarterback, but also defensive tackle.

"So the exciting thing for me is we've got depth".

But everybody shares Malzahn's optimism.

"I mean, LSU is very, very good". He came to Columbia, S.C., one year ahead of schedule after graduating high school early.

"Cam Newton is one of the better players to ever play college football". Arkansas's got a good quarterback coming back. "That's a positive, and we have a very confident team". I am trying to think of somebody in our league that I don't have a tremendous amount of respect for. "And we're really looking forward to the season".

Conspicuously absent from that list was Auburn. He was especially good last season when he averaged 42.3 yard per punt with 14 finishing inside the 20-yard line and only three touchbacks.

But the players aren't concerned about history.

The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Matthews led the Tigers with eight tackles and had an interception in the end zone against his former team past year in a 13-7 Georgia win in Athens on a trick-play pass from receiver Terry Godwin. "This is a new team". "The last couple years we had a really young team". It's a game the Tigers haven't appeared in since 2013, but one they feel they can get back to this year. "He was with me in 2013 in an off-the-field role and was really a right-hand man for me".

"I have a great deal of comfort with him", Malzahn said. "I'll see a lot of my friends there". "We've got two veteran type quarterbacks that are in a battle". "He sees that we have that chip on our shoulder and that we're not settling for anything".


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