Hey everyone. Here's what I heard during interviews this afternoon:
- Gene Chizik said Tyrik Rollison remains on the team, is still in school and "his concern is solely on academics." The coach said Rollison is eligible.
- Kicker Morgan Hull has left the program.
- Fullback John Douglas has left the program.
- A walk-on named Jason King, who was nabbed for DUI a while back, has left the program.
- Chizik and defensive coordinator Ted Roof were evasive when asked if Auburn would run a 3-4 front this season.
- Roszell Gayden's first name is pronounced: "RAWS-el"
- Gayden, who is left-handed, said he never has played on the right side. Yet he's OK with that, as you'd expect.
- Chizik said he's decided that upgrading speed on defense is his No. 1 priority, which helps explain why he plans to move safety Daren Bates to outside linebacker. That hasn't actually happened, though, because Bates is out because of shoulder surgery.