Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and his players took to the podium on the first day of SEC Media Days. Follow WAFF 48's Carl Prather on Twitter for the latest news from the 4-day event.
Impression that I got from the Auburn contingent:— Carl Prather (@CarlPratherWAFF) July 11, 2016
Very edgy...tired of the questions about Malzahn's future, bounce back season etc.
Gus Malzahn on WR's:— Carl Prather (@CarlPratherWAFF) July 11, 2016
"They will have to grow up in a hurry, I think that group will be a strength in the future."#SECMD16
"Last year we lost close games. We're more experienced, I like this coaching staff, I expect to play better."— Carl Prather (@CarlPratherWAFF) July 11, 2016
Malzahn on Carl Lawson:— Carl Prather (@CarlPratherWAFF) July 11, 2016
"In this league if you have an impact player, that's big, this is a line of scrimmage league."
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Quotes from players:
Defensive Lineman Carl Lawson on Auburn D-Line
"I feel like we recruited well. We have a lot of talent. We need to execute, and that's what we've been doing this past spring. Everybody has talent. When we get to the season, we'll see how we stack up."
Wide Receiver Marcus Davis on AU QB selection
"I think all three of those guys can run the offense pretty well. With Jeremy (Johnson), I think he developed more of a running ability than he did last year. With Sean (White), he's just got a knack for the position; he's a great quarterback. With John (Franklin III), he does things different. He's really athletic, he's a fast guy, and he's a guy that's really a hard worker. I want to see how everything turns out, but I'm just ready to have one guy we can get behind and do what we need to do from there."
Defensive Tackle Montravius Adams on Coach Rodney Garner
"That bond that we have in the D-lineman room, I just think it's crazy. I don't know if anybody else shares that bond that we have, like on other football teams. I just think (of) us as a D-Line with Coach; I just think it's crazy. We pick up on his habits. It's like we're really his sons... he sets the tone."
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