Auburn football news: T.D. Moultry may play vs. Ole Miss

After a month away from the Auburn football program dealing with an administrative issue, it appears that Tigers EDGE T.D. Moultry is on the verge of returning to the team in time for their primetime matchup under the lights on Saturday vs. Ole Miss.

Moultry had been dealing with compliance issues relating to his car, per Auburn Undercover’s Phillip Marshall:

Moultry, multiple sources say, was apparently loaned a vehicle that is registered to an Auburn booster and had driven it since the summer. Though the vehicle – apparently a pickup truck – was not transferred to his name, such a loan would be a violation of the NCAA’s extra benefits rule.

Auburn athletes are required to provide copies of title and registration for vehicles they drive on campus. Since Moultry had no title and registration, compliance officials were not aware of any potential problem until days before Auburn’s trip to LSU.

Now, it appears as though those issues are behind him, leading way to HC Bryan Harsin and DC Derek Mason potentially welcoming the fifth-year senior and defensive leader:

Moultry’s return to the Tigers’ defensive front could be a welcomed sight considering the explosiveness of Ole Miss’ skill position players.

Obviously, Matt Corral is the #1 dual-threat QB in the nation and will be needed to be monitored in the box due to his nuke of a throwing arm and his lack of fear for tucking the ball away and moving the chains with his feet.

The Rebels RB room also features a trio of threats in Jerrion Ealy, Henry Parrish Jr., and Snoop Conner that could leave the Tigers D prone to the big play.

Moultry’s return would be coming at a perfect time for Auburn football, with the #4 offense in the country making their way to the Plains.