“I was thinking it’s my time to show everybody what I can do. I hadn’t proven myself up until that point. I felt like it was my time, and I was ready for it," says Auburn's Kamryn Pettway. Reflections on his breakout 2016 season, and some hints of what this season might hold, in this story:
High praise for Auburn OL Braden Smith from assistant coach Herb Hand, who says, “He has the perfect mix of God-given talent with the work ethic to maximize his abilities. I love coaching guys like him." Why Braden came 800 miles to Auburn, and why he stayed for his senior season, in this story:
“At an early age, I was instilled to go hard and give it all I’ve got. If Coach wants to put me at offensive guard, at defensive tackle, then go do it. I’m versatile and I’ll do whatever Coach wants me to do," says Tray Matthews, Auburn's leading tackler in 2016.
“I think the sky is the limit with us,” says Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis. Comments also from Matthews, Carlson, Johnson & Pettway in this link, which includes three video interviews for extra credit:
“This place is so beautiful. It brings back so many memories. It’s a treasure for me to relive the experience, and to be honored like this is just a great privilege," said 1985-86 All-American Ben Tamburello. Legends like Spikes, McClinton and the hero of the Kick Six, Chris Davis, in this story: