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Cam Calls Malzahn to Talk Up Trotter After Comeback Against Utah State


It’s not just his giant GQ face—Cam Newton’s million dollar heart is apparently still at Jordan-Hare as well, a fact Gus Malzahn didn’t mind sharing with Kevin Scarbinsky for a “Told You So” column on the Blessed Individual’s critic clobbering NFL debut:

Oh, and Malzahn has a message for anyone that believed Newton was a mercenary done with Auburn after his Pro Day there. Guess who called Malzahn after Barrett Trotter made an impressive debut of his own in Auburn’s opening win over Utah State?


“I texted him,” Malzahn said. “He called me.”

Seems that Newton and another former Tiger with the Panthers, Lee Ziemba, had watched their old school’s electric comeback.

“They were excited for us,” Malzahn said. “Cam was very excited for Barrett. I think they talked that day, too.”

Malzahn apparently only caught one play of Newton’s game against the Cardinals, a scramble. He only learned just how stellar the rest of the plays were upon receiving a text from Panthers GM Marty Hurney that said Newton “did a great job.”

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