Gus Malzahn comments on preparing to face former Auburn QB Woody Barrett
Auburn has never faced Kent State on the football, and yet, the Tigers will still meet a familiar face when the play the Golden Flashes on Saturday — former Auburn quarterback Woody Barrett.
Barrett spent one season at Auburn, where he redshirted and then left for Kent State. He played a year in between those FBS programs at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
In his first season at Kent State, he’s split snaps behind center with fellow junior Dustin Crum. Neither signal caller has been able to differentiate himself, as Barrett has gone 9 of 16 for 83 yards and one touchdowns. Crum is 20-for-31 with 189 yards and one score as well.
With only two games of video to study, Auburn can’t really predict which quarterback they will face more this Saturday, so coach Gus Malzahn says they will be ready for both.
“We’re preparing for both to play, Malzahn said according to AL.com. “That’s the way you’ve got to go about it.”
Even though Barrett is on the opposite sideline now, there’s still a level of respect for him in the Auburn locker room. Malzahn even went as far as to say Barrett was one of his “favorites.”
“Just a fine young man, a joy to coach and recruit. We root for him all but this one.
No. 8 Auburn will host Kent State at 7 p.m. ET Saturday.