Gus Malzahn says Auburn's coaching staff has laid out plans for several different return dates for the program
Based on what Gus Malzahn recently shared, it appears the coaches in the SEC have just as much information as we all do when it comes to the return of college football.
While Auburn’s coaching staff may not know when football activities can resume on The Plains, Malzahn shared that his coaching staff is preparing for a number of different start dates during a recent appearance on ESPN program “Outside The Lines” on Tuesday.
“As a staff, we’ve kind of looked at a couple different scenarios,” Malzahn shared. “We’ve looked at a June 1st, a June 15th, July 1st and July 15th come back. What would entail, what we need to get our guys physically and mentally ready? How much practice time we would need with our coaches with a football and all that. So we put together those scenarios in.
“I’m sure conference offices will be given you know recommendation [from the] NCAA and, hopefully, you know, we’ll find out that in a short period of time.”
Despite all the uncertainty regarding Auburn’s return to the practice field, Malzahn is doing his best to remain positive and noted that he and his staff have yet to look beyond a mid-July return.
“I’m really just trying to look at the same positive, I’ve kind of put the doom and gloom behind me,” Malzahn continued. “We’re going to be back hopefully we back sooner rather than later but that’s the only four scenarios that we’ve come up with. We’ve not even looked past July the 15th to see what that would look like.”
Mid-July may seem far away from now but it’s good to know Auburn’s coaching staff is already working on a plan just in case that’s how long they have to wait before being reunited with their players.