Auburn's QB might have a backup protecting his blindside against Idaho.
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Auburn could be down two starting offensive linemen against Idaho, as left tackle Shon Coleman is battling through a knee injury suffered against Georgia. Starting center Austin Golson is also injured a likely to miss the Idaho game.
"Shon got a little bit banged up," Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. "We’ll see how this week goes. He finished the game but he is a little banged up."
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee also provided his opinion on the tackles status leading up to Idaho.
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"That’s still a questionable deal," Lashlee said. "(Coleman)’s getting better and we’ll probably know more closer to game time, but we’ve got a lot of confidence in (backup) Robert (Leff)."
The wise move may be to sit Coleman and rest him up for the Iron Bowl next weekend. Upsetting Alabama in front of War Eagle Nation would certainly do a lot to cool the discussion of the hot seat Malzahn and his staff may be sitting on.