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Harsin, Malzahn not focusing on coaching connection

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AUBURN, Ala. -

Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers practiced for two hours in full pads on Wednesday in preparation of Saturday's game with Arkansas State.

"We had a normal Wednesday practice. I thought for the most part our guys were locked in," Malzahn said. "We had a solid practice. We've gathered a bunch of information about our players. We understand them a lot better with the things they do well and the things they need to work on."

Malzahn said going through the first week of practice after a game was helpful.

"It helps each game identifying who you are and what your strengths are," he said.

The storyline for Saturday's game is Malzahn facing his former team. Brian Harsin is the third coach for the Red Wolves in three years, after Hugh Freeze and Malzahn each spent a year in Jonesboro, Ark.

Harsin employs a similar style of offense, and says he met Malzahn in 2007 while Malzahn was at Tulsa and Harsin at Boise State. He declined to make a big deal of facing the former ASU head coach.

"[The players] know Coach Malzahn, he knows this football team, so there's a connection there," Harsin said. "I think there's a respect from that standpoint, and other than that, we have to go prepare and put ourselves in the best position to win."

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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