Gus Malzahn addresses Auburn's 'uncharacteristic' trash talking in the South Carolina game
Not only did Auburn lose the game in Columbia this weekend but several of the Tigers lost their composure at times on the field against South Carolina.
Whether it was Bo Nix and Seth Williams having a heated exchange on the sideline — which led offensive coordinator Chad Morris to console Auburn’s starting quarterback — or freshman receiver Ze’Vian Capers getting an earful from an assistant, the Tigers had a rough day in Columbia.
During his Sunday night press availability, Gus Malzahn was asked about all the trash talking from Auburn during the game.
As you could have expected, Malzahn wasn’t very pleased with what he saw on the field on Saturday.
“First of all, I think you know that’s very uncharacteristic for us, that will be corrected,” Malzahn said on Sunday. “We will do a better job of that in the future, I promise you that.”
The coach was then asked if that was something he sensed going into the game.
“Like I said, it was uncharacteristic, first of all,” he answered. “We got to really channel our emotions better and that will definitely happen.”
The Tigers will have to do that in a hurry as Auburn is set to travel to Ole Miss this weekend to face off against one of the best offenses in the country. If Auburn can’t keep up with the Rebels, Saturday could be another day of frustration for Malzahn and company.