Gus Malzahn says The Swamp was louder than Death Valley
Making the home stadium a hostile environment is a point of pride for college football fan bases, especially in the SEC.
Auburn’s 2019 schedule has taken freshman QB Bo Nix and the Tigers to some of the toughest places to play in the country. In October, Auburn’s schedule included trips to Florida and LSU. AU dropped both games, its only two losses of the 2019 season so far.
In his Sunday press conference, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was asked about the Tigers’ issues with false starts in the LSU game and whether he attributed them to the Death Valley crowd noise. In his answer, Malzahn offered that he thought Florida was louder than LSU.
“No, it wasn’t anything as far as the noise,” Malzahn said. “It wasn’t quite as loud as it was at Florida. That’s something we haven’t had issues with in the past, but the two road games it has been a big factor in the outcome of the game.”
Auburn has played four road games at Texas A&M, Florida, Arkansas and LSU. Malzahn’s “two road games” are presumably in reference to the two losses.