Report: Former 5-star prospect Byron Cowart leaving Auburn program

Auburn defensive lineman Byron Cowart is leaving the program, according to recruiting expert Derek Tyson.

Cowart was the former No. 3 overall prospect and the nation’s No. 1 DE in the 2015 recruiting class, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. Some recruiting services had Cowart rated as the nation’s No. 1 overall player.

However, Cowart’s career at Auburn just never took off. He had immediate trouble adjusting at defensive end, and he struggled to break into the rotation. He was moved to defensive tackle in 2017 to help jumpstart his career, but that doesn’t appear to have helped either.

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Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner expounded on the position change this fall.

“He’s just got to keep improving,” Garner said, via AL.com. “He moved to a new position, which is totally Greek. He’s at defensive tackle, which that’s a different position. So he has to learn the techniques and fundamentals that master those where he can be successful at that position.”

Cowart signed with Auburn when Will Muschamp was the defensive coordinator.

In two full seasons at Auburn, it’s safe to say that Cowart underwhelmed.


Source: Saturday Down South

LOOK: Butch Jones may not want to drive by The Rock this morning

Butch Jones is not having a good week.

It all started Saturday when the Volunteers suffered an excruciating loss on the last play of the game to the Florida Gators. Tennessee had battled back despite three interceptions and three missed field goals to tie the game at 20 with just under a minute left in the game.

Unfortunately for the Vols, Gators QB Feleipe Franks connected with Tyrie Cleveland on a 63-yard bomb as time expired to win the game. It was a hard-fought game for both teams, but the miscues by Tennessee under Jones has left many fans frustrated.

Jones is definitely on the hot seat moving forward, and the Volunteers have a number of tough games left on the schedule.

Many fans have already voiced their frustrations regarding Jones, and it appears some fans decided to use The Rock to make a statement. Clay Travis tweeted a picture of the paint job Tuesday morning:

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Hopefully Jones and the Vols can turn things around on Saturday. Tennessee takes on UMass Saturday at 12 pm EST on the SEC Network.


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Loss to Mississippi State raises questions about Ed Orgeron

LSU is a bully, but the bully got bullied Saturday night. The historic fashion in which the Tigers were defeated forces us to ask serious questions about Ed Orgeron’s competence leading one of the top programs in college football. RELATED: It’s time for LSU to give Myles Brennan a shot a quarterback. (You can follow […]

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