If you are going to succeed at an elite level, you need to make a positive first impression. Luckily for Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn, there are a number of young players looking to prove they belong in college football’s toughest conference from Day 1.
Malzahn was discussing the Tigers’ early enrollees and he had nothing but praise.
“I’ve been very impressed personally with the way they’ve responded to our mat drills, and the way they’ve responded to (strength) coach (Ryan) Russell,” Gus Malzahn said, via SEC Country.
“He’s been impressed, too, because a lot of times they are getting into something new. Their heads are spinning with everything that goes on. But there is a lot of maturity with that group, and that’s a good thing. So we’re excited about spring practice seeing how they get out there and compete. There’s quite a few of those guys that could help us next year, so we’ll know more after spring. But we feel very good about the group, and we’re getting reports about how they’re doing off the field, too — academically, socially, everything that goes with it.”
That is great news for the Auburn program, especially with a number of key players leaving the team for the NFL or graduation.
Of course, the early positive impressions don’t mean the players will excel for the Tigers, but it is a step in the right direction. If Malzahn and his staff can continue getting the players to improve, the future is bright at Auburn.
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