Report: Auburn DL opting out after being 'ordered off the practice field'
The Auburn Tigers need to rebuild along the defensive line after losing guys like Derrick Brown, Marlon Davidson and Nick Coe to the NFL.
However, they lost some depth this week when a potential starter reportedly decided to opt out of the 2020 season.
Per 247Sports, junior DL Coynis Miller was ordered off the practice field on Wednesday and decided to opt out on Thursday:
Miller, who was a highly recruited 4-star prospect when he signed out of Jackson-Olin High School in 2018, launched a profanity-laced tirade on the practice field Wednesday after being told to put his helmet on. When told to calm down, he didn’t and was finally told to leave the field.
Sources tell AuburnUndercover that Miller made the decision to opt out after meeting with head coach Gus Malzahn on Thursday.
In 2 seasons with the Tigers, Miller has recorded 9 tackles (1.5 for a loss) and 2 pass breakups.
Coming out of high school in 2018, Miller was a 4-star prospect. He was the No. 10 defensive tackle and the No. 3 overall recruit from the state of Alabama in the 2018 cycle, per the 247Sports composite rankings.