Daren Bates

Auburn Tigers #25 - Linebacker

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 215

New Auburn Report Raises Questions, Answers Few


It doesn't answer many of them too well.

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Around the Scorn: Warming Up the Winter Guillotine


Kentucky drops the axe, Mike Leach sends his best player packing, Auburn enjoys the unlikely highlight of its season and INJURIES, INJURIES, INJURIES, all in today's roundup.

THAT GUY: Auburn Edition


Daren Bates makes tackle in win

Player of the Game | Defense


Who gets your vote for the defensive player of the game against Ole Miss?

Auburn in 2012: Linebackers

The linebacker position at Auburn is undergoing a massive overhaul under new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. His defense relies heavily on the men in the middle, and since the start of fall...


Can the "Barn" set fire to the "Farm?"

Auburn defense to set the tone for 2012.

SEC Coaches Give Lutzie, Lemonier Preseason First-Team Honors


Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier and tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen were named to the preseason All-SEC's first team in a poll of the conference's coaches on Thursday. As far as preseason...

Recruiting: Why It Matters but Is Overrated


Auburn's 2012 recruiting class was a very solid class. The class filled every need except for linebacker, and Auburn still landed two very good in state linebackers. Auburn was in the running for a...

Sometimes Big Things Come In Small Packages


Sometimes Big Things Come In Small Packages. Undersized Auburn Linebacker Daren Bates will be leader and big hitter in 2011.

Thoughts and Observations from A Football Saturday In The South...


This story looks at the compelling storylines of this past weekend and provides a check up of where the team's in the SEC stand heading to week five of the season.

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