What has impressed Auburn's coaches most is the way Matthews has handled himself off the field. Back before spring practice began, Matthews was constantly in the football building, watching film and popping his head into their offices to ask questions about the defense.
Auburn wrapped up its 15 spring practices last week. Gus Malzahn did not release a depth chart, but we have a good idea of what the Tigers would do today if they had to take the field for a game. Here's a look at our projections for the offense.
An All-SEC safety at Auburn, Robinson played two seasons in the NFL before joining the coaching ranks, and as the second-youngest member of the Tigers' coaching staff -- only offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, at 31, is younger -- Robinson doesn't have much of a generation gap to bridge yet.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was running around on a football field on Friday, something he couldn't do at this time last year after having ankle surgery in March. Newton wasn't playing football, though. The former Auburn star was serving as the host of the Cam Newton Foundation's third annual School Pride Day in Charlotte, N.C.
09/05 vs. Louisville (Atlanta) 09/12 vs. Jacksonville State 09/19 @ LSU 09/26 vs. Mississippi State 10/03 vs. San Jose State (HC) 10/10 -- Open Date -- 10/15 @ Kentucky 10/24 @ Arkansas 10/31 vs. Ole Miss 11/07 @ Texas A&M 11/14 vs. Georgia 11/21 vs. Idaho 11/28 vs. Alabama