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Lack of pass rush hurting Auburn's defense

New coordinator, same results for Auburn as the injury of Carl Lawson has made the Tigers' defense toothless in his absence. Four games into the season and Auburn only has six sacks on the year, good for 12 in the SEC. According to defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, the issue is getting to the quarterback with only four players. “We need to get more pressure on the quarterback...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Auburn Star Defensive End Carl Lawson Is Out For “Extended Period” Of Time

Auburn’s football program will be without the man who is perhaps its best defensive player for an “extended period” of time, Gus Malzahn said today.  Carl Lawson, the Tigers’ star defensive end, is currently suffering from a hip injury.  Malzahn said the hope is for Lawson to return before the end of the regular season.  Gus Malzahn: Carl Lawson’s injury more serious...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Auburn ‘hopeful’ Carl Lawson will return in 2015

Though he has missed the last two games with a hip injury, Auburn is “hopeful” that sophomore defensive lineman Carl Lawson will return at some point this season. Coach Gus Malzahn offered more to James Crepea of “We’re still taking the day-by-day, week-by-week,” Malzahn said. “When we get back next week we’ll reassess. Maybe I’ll have some more information...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Auburn DE Carl Lawson Remains Out With Injury, Didn’t Travel To LSU

Auburn will take the field against LSU this afternoon without the services of starting defensive end Carl Lawson, who will miss his second straight game due to injury.  Lawson injured his hip in the season-opening win over Louisville and didn’t play last week against Jacksonville State. He recorded four tackles (two for loss) and three QB hurries and a sack against Louisville...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Auburn Football: Carl Lawson’s return to prominence

As the regular season quickly approaches sports fans all across the nation, there is perhaps no fan base more ecstatic to see their team make a comeback towards prominence than the Auburn Tigers. The Tigers look to make a drastic improvement not just on offense but defense as well, which became a nightmare for the team last season. One of those focal points, a cornerstone that head...
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn’s Carl Lawson on hype: ‘I haven’t proven anything’

Auburn Tigers sophomore defensive lineman Carl Lawson has turned a lot of heads this offseason, but he isn’t buying into the hype. Speaking to Brandon Marcello of, Lawson said he was just focused on playing the game and not letting himself get caught up in his praises being sung. “I don’t really care about any of stuff because I haven’t played a game in a year and...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn expecting a boost from return of Carl Lawson

The demise of the Auburn Tigers defense last season began well before the season even started, as Freshman All-American Carl Lawson tore his ACL in the spring. The loss of Lawson's presence off the edge would eventually bite the Tigers, as they surrendered over 26 points a game and accumulated only 21 sacks on the season, good for 94th in the nation in 2014. While most outside the...
Via Fox Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gus Malzahn: DE Carl Lawson is ‘back to 100 percent’

There is some good news for Auburn Tigers fans and the team’s defense. According to head coach Gus Malzahn, defensive end Carl Lawson is “back to 100 percent” after undergoing knee surgery last season to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). “Carl did everything but the actual live tackling,” Malzahn said, via “I really believe he’s back to 100 percent...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn's Carl Lawson to miss majority of season with ACL injury

HOOVER, Ala. -- After four sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss last season as a true freshman at Auburn, defensive end Carl Lawson's name was splattered around many Freshman All-American lists. Heading into the 2014 season, he was named to even more preseason lists that predict future accolades. Monday, at Day 1 of SEC Media Days, head coach Gus Malzahn announced that Lawson had surgery...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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