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.
Auburn exited its third straight spring without naming a starting running back, but there is one small difference from previous years under Gus Malzahn: the race is a three-man competition instead of a head-to-head battle.
"Teams are looking far and wide for safeties because the class itself is so bad, one, and number two, because the league has changed," Mayock said. " It's a pass first league, and safeties are expected to cover first, and you'll give up a little physicality and tackling for that."
Quarterback news dominates spring football headlines.
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