Gus Malzahn: Auburn Football Depth a Positive of the COVID-19 Positives

| September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am

The defense runs after practice Saturday.
Auburn Football scrimmage on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Auburn, Ala.
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By Mark Jerald

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said it’s concerning that players on his football team continue to test positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks before the SEC season kicks off, but there is a silver lining.

“When you’ve got guys out, specifically starters out, it gives other guys opportunities,” he said. “So, on the positive end of it, our other guys have gotten more reps than they’ve ever got.”

Malzahn said practices will now focus on Kentucky. Auburn hosts the Wildcats to kick off the season at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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