Hey everyone. Tuberville's "Sunday Conversation" has ended. Here's a synopsis.
- Kodi Burns is the hot topic right now. Tuberville said he spoke earlier today with Burns, who was "concerned" about how things went down against Southern Miss.
"I still look for him to fight ... and fight hard," Tuberville said. "We'll keep working with him."
- Tuberville said: "We're not going to stereotype him as a guy who runs the ball. His passing has really improved."
- Tuberville again on quarterbacks: "They won't be on short leashes."
- As some of the HOTTIES pointed out yesterday, Auburn stuck with its top defensive backs for almost the entire USM game. Guys like Neiko Thorpe and D'Antoine Hood weren't a factor. Why?
``It just didn't work out. We'll have a plan because (the starters) can't be out there that long."
- Tuberville said Jerraud Powers and those guys played at least 60 snaps apiece.
- Tuberville on Chris Slaughter, who was suspended indefinitely prior to the USM game: "It'll be a while."
- Auburn has no significant injuries to report.
- On last year's home loss to Mississippi State: ``We weren't in sync. We weren't a good football team at that time."
- A random, out-of-context quote that I found amusing: ``There's not a lot of fun in football." (He was discussing the controversial Washington-BYU finish.)
- Josh Bynes has been playing quite a bit behind Tray Blackmon at MLB so far this season. Tuberville said that's because Blackmon ``isn't a Carlos Rogers in terms of endurance." Middle linebacker is a particularly trying position. He has to be all over the field.
- Players of the week are: Jason Bosley (offense), Jerraud Powers (defense), Anthony Jemison (scout offense) and Jacob Shirey (scout defense).