AUBURN — We’re listening to tonight’s Tiger Talk radio program with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. The No. 11 Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC) are wrapping up preparations for Saturday night’s game with Arkansas. The week was taken over early on by the swinging gate-gate video scandal. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and Malzahn have had a public feud for months now and they’ll finally meet on Saturday in Fayetteville.
Auburn men’s basketball coach Tony Barbee is also scheduled to be on tonight’s program.
Malzahn wrapped up early to allow Barbee some time.
7:26 - On if swinging gate-gate will be a distraction: “We’re not distracted at all. We’re just taking it one game a time like we have every week.”
7:18 - Malzahn’s best moment this season? “Each game had its own high points and things to build upon.” Mentions the late win over Mississippi State – “that was a real high moment” – defeating Ole Miss and upsetting Texas A&M.
7:17 – Malzahn says Nosa Eguae could play both at defensive tackle or at end.
7:16 - Asked what his greatest memory from coaching in Arkansas is, Malzahn said he had a lot. Mentioned the 2006 season with the Razorbacks and coaching Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis.
7:09 - On Nick Marshall’s health: “Nick practiced each day we’re still taking it day-by-day. We’d like him to play but he has to be healthy. … It’ll probably be a game-time decision.”
7:08 - On last week’s 45-10 win over Florida Atlantic, Malzahn was pleased with the way the Tigers jumped out to an early lead. FAU “never really made it a game.”