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“We know Georgia’s defense is one of the best defenses in the SEC,” Shivers said. “They fly around to the ball. They show up good on film, so we’ve just got to be prepared and be ready to break a fight. It’s going to be a dog fight, so we’ve got to come to play."
“I’m just thankful to play,” senior linebacker K.J. Britt said. “In March and April, we didn’t know we were going to play. I just really wanted to play here, just one more time in Jordan-Hare.”
The absence of sports from Auburn’s campus since March finally comes to an end this Friday as Auburn soccer makes its long-awaited debut as the first athletic event on campus this fall. “We’re so excited we get to play," Houchin said. “It’s right here, and it seems almost not believable because we’ve been waiting so long for it to happen.”
On Thursday, Auburn had six of its players named to the preseason All-SEC teams.
Eight former Auburn players have found themselves on practice squads after the NFL rosters were finalized on Sunday.
“We’ve got a lot of talent like I’ve always said in the o-line room,” Brahms said. “It’s just about putting that talent on tape and making sure the coaches trust it.” As Auburn looks to replace four starters, the Tigers offensive line is beginning to take shape.
The SEC announced on Tuesday the game times and TV networks for three of Auburn's games this season, including the first two weeks of the 2020 season.
With students returning to campus, Auburn football players have begun to speak out reminding everyone to stay responsible and take the virus seriously. "It's really simple, just put your mask on," senior linebacker K.J. Britt said Tuesday.
According to reports, Harvey Updyke has died at the age of 71. Updyke is the Alabama fan who poisoned the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner following Auburn's 2010 Iron Bowl victory.
The Plainsman wanted to continue providing our readers content similar to Media Days; to prepare our readers if there is a football season, we interviewed other SEC sports editors and their staff. For Wednesday, we spoke with James Minzesheimer of The Daily Mississippian, Ryan Schumpert from The Daily Beacon and Lydia Palmer from The Reflector.