Mattison Allen | Sports Writer
Auburn volleyball announced on Friday that it has canceled its spring season.
“Everybody is going to have to keep their head on straight,” Graba said. “It’s a tough environment, it's a tough arena and obviously it’s a tough match-up. Anywhere in the SEC is a tough match-up, but it is the Iron Bowl of gymnastics. So I’m trying to get a lot of young people to understand what that means.”
“I was really happy with the team’s fight and focus tonight,” said head coach Jeff Graba. “They stayed determined throughout the whole meet. This was a tough meet because we asked a lot of some young people."
“[Kentucky] is a younger team this year, but they are really talented,” said head coach Jeff Graba. “They look like they came out of the gate at the same rate as us. They made some mistakes, but they’ve definitely got a high scoring potential.”
Auburn volleyball will continue its season in the spring with eight more matches, the SEC announced Monday. The Tigers will get things started by hosting Texas A&M on Jan. 30.
Former Auburn linebacker and Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has died at age 58. Greene was a walk-on at Auburn, but ended his career as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and ranks third all-time in sacks in the NFL.
After the news of Gus Malzahn's firing, Auburn players past and present took to social media to share their thoughts.
“I just think we have not figured out how to do it for long stretches," Crouch said. "There’s a period where we play well for seven or eight points, and then we’ll have seven or eight in a row that are not so good."
“You’ve just got to be flexible, and you’ve got to be prepared for the ‘what-ifs,” Malzahn said. “That’s just part of the new normal. The teams, I’ve said this all along, that adjust and stay focused and not get caught up in all the stuff, they’re going to have an advantage, so that’s really our mindset, what it’s been."
On Monday, the SEC announced that the 85th Iron Bowl will take place at 2:30 p.m. CST on CBS, the usual time slot for the rivalry game.