Your Late Update, 11/25
I'll lead with those and add comments from a few others.
- Gus Malzahn seemed more upbeat about TB Onterio McCalebb's status. If you'll recall, the freshman seemed to aggravate his ankle injury against Georgia. ``I think all of our guys -- they're all ready to go. The week off definitely helped for a lot of our guys."
- Malzahn on if he'll run some trickery against the Tide: ``Well we're going to do everything in our power to try to score points. Whatever that is and whatever they're giving us, hopefully we'll be able to take advantage of that. It's a big game, so we'll have to see."
- LB Craig Stevens about 36-0 last season: ``It was terrible, but so was the whole season ... so it was just a bad way to end the season. We're just trying to focus on just getting better and just not re-living that again."
- WR Darvin Adams on how playing the No. 2 team gets him excited: ``I think it brings out the best. The higher the other team's talent, it kind of brings out your talent. It's like if you're running a 40 and somebody's racing you, you probably run a 40 faster if somebody's racing you. So I think that will bring the best out of us, a big rivalry game. I think we'll be ready for it."
- WR/QB Kodi Burns on 36-0 last season: ``All of last year ... was just a big mess. So you think about it, but at the same time we really didn't give ourselves a chance, you know, running different offenses every game and everything being in total disarray. It was pretty difficult. But just the fact that we lost to them, I guess that was the hardest part."
- S Zaccheus Etheridge on watching the Georgia game at home: ``It's definitely hard for any player that loves the game and wants to be out there and knowing you want to be out there with the guys, your brothers that you go to work with every day. But you can't and you're not able to do it. It kind of hurts you. At the same time, things happen for a reason. It was kind of emotional sitting there and not being able to do, but seeing Ben in my jersey, they knew I was there not physically, but spiritually. That just lifted them up a little more."
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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