AUBURN, Ala. -- Coach Gus Malzahn said No. 11 Auburn had five starters out of practice this week because of COVID-19-related issues.
Malzahn said Saturday the Tigers had two new positive tests this week and 10 total players are sidelined from practice because of the virus or close contact. 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 and is set to begin specific game preparation on Sunday.
"All those guys will be back for the opener," Malzahn said.