Gus Malzahn, Auburn players preview the Iron Bowl

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, left, and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, right, watch the action against Idaho during the first half of an NCAA football game in Auburn, Ala.  Malzahn, who built his career on offensive play calling and creativity, has finally handed over the reins to let offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee call plays. (AP Photo/Mark Almond, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, left, and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, right, watch the action against Idaho during the first half of an NCAA football game in Auburn, Ala. Malzahn, who built his career on offensive play calling and creativity, has finally handed over the reins to let offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee call plays. (AP Photo/Mark Almond, File)

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — Kerryon Johnson and Tre’ Williams along with Gus Malzahn met with the media to preview the Iron Bowl matchup against Alabama in the Tigers’ weekly availability.

Both coach Malzahn and the players mentioned the importance and intensity of this rivalry game, and preparations began right after the Georgia loss according to Williams.

“Coach came in and said, ‘I understand y’all are feeling bad, but that last one, we really need it,'” Williams said of Malzahn’s speech after the loss to the Bulldogs. “The intensity in the meetings, at practice, people coming to watch extra film, you could just tell that this game is just different from anyone,”

To hear more from Williams as well as what Johnson and coach Malzahn discussed Tuesday afternoon, check out the videos on this page.

Tre’ Williams

Kerryon Johnson

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