The (anonymous) word on Auburn football: ‘They keep you off guard’

There’s a lot to like about Auburn football, starting with running backs Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson.

They were among the Tigers players mentioned in Sports Illustrated’s survey of college football coaches  granted anonymity “in exchange for their candor” on its Top 25 teams.

Here’s some of what they said about Auburn, SI’s No. 10-ranked team:

  • “The offense has a chance to be good if [Jarrett] Stidham, [a 6’ 3″, 214-pound sophomore transfer quarterback] is as good as advertised.”
  • “It was clear what they could do when [Kamryn] Pettway was healthy last year. Gus Malzahn does a good job of making mismatches with formations, and they keep you off guard because you can’t just load up to stop the run.”
  • “They’ve got a really good defensive front. They play physical. They play with their hands. They play low.”
  • “They’re very athletic in the secondary. There are not a lot of favorable matchups.”

The Tigers, also No. 13 in the preseason  Amway Coaches Poll and No. 9 in the  CBS Sports 130, open the season Sept. 2 against Georgia Southern at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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