Nathan King | Sports Reporter
As a freshman at Baylor, filling in for an injured Seth Russell, Stidham completed passes at a 69 percent clip, tossing 12 touchdowns to only two interceptions.
The Auburn Tigers reload with a stout front-line in 2017, one that is considered among the top of the conference
The Tigers now have one more non-conference spot to fill in 2020, as the team is also set to host Southern Miss and Alabama A&M.
“I would say this is the closest bond I’ve ever had with the team."
Two more Auburn Tigers were named to award watch lists, announced Monday morning.
This is the third time in the last four years that Auburn has been selected to finish second in the conference behind the Crimson Tide.
James recorded just a trio of tackles in as many games in 2016, however the linebacker dominated on A-Day, recording four tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss.
"The biggest thing that's standing out to me about this team is that they're hungry," Malzahn said. "They're hungry and they've got something to prove. The last time I felt this way was 2013."
Smith and Carlson have both been pegged as members of preseason All-SEC and All-American teams and will both represent the Tigers at Thursday's SEC Media Days in Hoover.
Ahead of and amid the 2017 model of SEC Media Days, the college football community begins to buzz with anticipation of the fall.