To say the least this is interesting timing on Myron Burton Jr.‘s part.
Just four days before the start of the 2015 season, Auburn confirmed that Burton has decided to take his leave of Gus Malzahn‘s Tigers football program. No reason was given for what was as a “mutual” divorce between the player and the team.
Burton was a three-star member of AU’s 2014 recruiting class. He took a redshirt as a true freshman last season.
His main claim to fame during his brief time on The Plains was being name as the offensive MVP of the annual A-Day spring game a few months back. In that game, Burton portended a potential role this coming season by catching seven passes for 124 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown pass from starting quarterback Jeremy Johnson.
Malzahn said the Tigers will move receivers among the three main spots to compensate for the departure.
“We’ve got three or four guys who can play both,” he said. “We’ll move people around probably more than we have in the past. We do have some depth at receiver we feel good about.”