Why Owen Pappoe and Zakoby McClain will shine even brighter under Derek Mason

Auburn's new defensive coordinator has a versatile scheme that asks a lot out of its inside linebackers. And that's music to their ears.

LB Owen Pappoe (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)

Owen Pappoe smiled a lot during his first media interview of 2021.

The first question Pappoe received was about new defensive coordinator Derek Mason and his scheme, which made him beam.

“We love the system that he's bringing in for us, and we love him as a person,” Pappoe said Wednesday afternoon. “He's acce…

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