Auburn isn't just committing too many penalties — they're happening at the worst times

The Tigers are once again toward the bottom of the SEC in flags, but the issue is bigger than volume. Here's a closer look at what's gone wrong.

HC Gus Malzahn (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)

As Auburn left the field following its final fall camp scrimmage at Jordan-Hare Stadium in mid-September, Gus Malzahn was concerned about penalties.

“The thing that stood out to me is we had more penalties today than we had the two previous (scrimmages) combined,” Malzahn said on Sept. 12. “Being two weeks a…

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