Auburn football: Takeaway from a drop in the AP poll; walk-ons rewarded

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A slight Tuesday drop  

Auburn held on to its spot in the Amway Coaches poll but dropped one spot from No. 12 to No. 13 when the AP Top 25 was released on Tuesday morning.

LSU, which shut out BYU 27-0 over the weekend, jumped Gus Malzahn’s team.

While fans might be disappointed, it’s not the worst news. If anything, it only increases the anticipation for some games coming up on Auburn’s schedule. It’ll start in South Carolina this weekend when Auburn tries to take down now No. 3 Clemson.

Still, there’s a more important meeting looming — and this one will occur in Baton Rouge, La.

In other Auburn football news:

Tweet of the day 

Walk-ons are some of the most underappreciated, underestimated members of any football team.

Until you go through a practice and do the same drills, run the same sprints and get chewed on by the same coaches with the knowledge you might not play much, you never really understand it.

To be a walk-on you have to love the game, but to earn playing time? Or a scholarship? That’s a totally different level.

Malzahn was a walk-on. He knows the drill. That’s why it’s so special when he gives out scholarships to walk-ons. And six Auburn Tigers earned them before the season started.

Check out this video from the official Auburn Twitter. This is a warning. You might not even realize the tears are coming.

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