Auburn Star Refuses To Play In Bowl Game vs Minnesota
An Auburn star refuses to play in the bowl game vs Minnesota.
While many fans may be excited to see the Tigers battle the Golden Gophers in the Outback Bowl, at least one of the programs will not be at full strength.
This week, Nick Coe announced on Instagram that he will not be participating in his team’s bowl game.
Coe had a superb sophomore campaign for the Tigers. In all, he recorded 26 tackles and seven sacks. Unfortunately, his production fell off in his junior year after Auburn shifted him from defensive lineman to linebacker.
Coe is now electing to enter the 2020 NFL Draft, and as such, will opt not to participate in the looming bowl game.
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“Although, I realize that I am not a finished product, I have decided for reasons that are personal to me to forego my remaining eligibility at Auburn, including the Outback Bowl,” Coe wrote on Instagram.
“Hopefully, my time at Auburn will be a foundation for success in pursuing my long standing dream of playing in the NFL.”
Auburn head coach Guz Malzahn will now be tasked with determining the best way to replace Coe’s production among the linebacker group.
Auburn and Minnesota will square off on New Year’s Day.