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Gus Malzahn claims he doesn't know Batman

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FOOTBALL IS HAPPENING. Football-like things. We have camp notes to prove it.

The most important is this: Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn doesn’t know what "Batman" is.

The context: "Batman" is a name Malzahn has used for a swinging-gate trick formation in the past*, and it appeared to some reporters on Sunday that incoming QB John Franklin III (of Last Chance U fame) could have a role in it. So they asked the coach about Batman, and he denied having any information on the subject. This is exactly what you should say if confronted in public about your knowledge of the masked vigilante.

Bret Bielema once got mad about Auburn's Batman, and I can't think of which Batman villain that makes him, because all of Batman's enemies seem happy.

More camp notes and such:

BTW, the season is under three weeks away. I know; I can’t believe it either.


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