Auburn football news: Seth Williams and Cord Sandberg leaving Tigers

Auburn football in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Auburn defeated Samford 52-0.
Auburn football in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Auburn defeated Samford 52-0. /

For two very different reasons, backup quarterback Cord Sandberg and receiver Seth Williams are leaving Auburn football following a down year for the program.

The end of the season is always a sad time for Auburn football–and every single team in college sports for that matter. Seniors graduate, and the years of being in the same routine come to an end.

This year, there will be more turnover than ever before after the 2020 season ended in a lethargic performance in the Citrus Bowl with lame-duck coach Kevin Steele failing to inspire Gus Malzahn’s guys to rise to the occasion for him against the Northwestern Wildcats.

With Malzahn having been relieved of his duties as Auburn’s head coach, and Bryan Harsin making his way to the Plains to be the new leader of the Tigers locker-room, change is as inevitable as walking through a downtown Orlando lobby in Orange and Blue and hearing “Roll Tide” be delivered in the sweetest and most southern tone by a stranger on the way to Camping World Stadium.

We know Anthony Schwartz, a friend of Fly War Eagle, will be headed to the NFL, and Seth Williams is now set to join him:

Williams could find himself drafted in the later rounds, and the people of the Plains wouldn’t hate the Atlanta Falcons to scoop him up and keep him local.

Wherever he lands, we wish Mr. Williams luck at the professional level.

On the other hand, backup quarterback Cord Sandberg is looking to become a starter elsewhere after seeing a few minutes of action during the Citrus Bowl in the third quarter:

Sandberg’s profile was raised when Barstool’s Big Cat joked about being a Sandberg superfan, so perhaps he can get more notoriety under a smaller spotlight what Bo Nix’s understudy was giving him.

We wish both Mr. Williams and Mr. Sandberg the best of luck in their respective endeavors.

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