The 2023 college football season is under a month away, and new Auburn football head coach Hugh Freeze has his work cut out for him to get the team ready for the fall. Not only is the team learning a new coaching staff, but they’re also learning new schemes and getting to know each other. And they only have 15 practices to do it.
As has been reported many times, there are over 40 new faces on the Tigers’ 2023 roster, with 20 new signees out of high school or junior college and plenty of transfers from all over the country making their way to the Plains throughout the offseason.
Auburn football’s most recent transfer was announced just last week when Dylan Senda, formerly at Northwestern, committed to the Tigers. The freshman is the fifth offensive lineman transfer this year, and Freeze called him an important get, per AL.com:
"“There’s no secret that I made that a priority,” Freeze said of Senda, adding that offensive line coach Jake Thornton’s previous relationship with Senda helped the Tigers. “I think that gave us an edge. He is a big, good-looking dude and he’s a freshman. Basically, I think we’ve added a guy that has a long-term future here.”"
At his press conference earlier this week, Freeze singled out the offensive line as a position group he is excited about. The o-line has received a lot of praise during the offseason, which is a relief after the disaster that panned out for the Tigers along the line of scrimmage last year.
When asked whether or not the staff was finished adding new players to the offensive line and the rest of the 2023 roster, Freeze left the door open:
"“I will never answer that with a definitive,” Freeze said. “Do I think so at this point? Yes.”"
With less than a month until September 2, opening day for Auburn football, the priority is no doubt on readying the team for the season from here on out.