Malzahn: 10 Auburn players sidelined by COVID-19 issues


FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn directs his team during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Tampa, Fla. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed that Auburn hadn’t practiced Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Coach Gus Malzahn said Auburn had five starters out of practice this week because of COVID-19-related issues. Malzahn said Saturday the 11th-ranked Tigers had two new positive tests this week and 10 total players are sidelined from practice. He didn’t identify the players and declined to say if a particular position group had been hit hardest.Auburn opens the season Sept. 26 against Kentucky.

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