AUBURN, AL – It didn’t look good Saturday when Auburn right guard Brandon Council was helped from the field with 5 minutes left to play in the Tigers 35-28 victory over Mississippi. Sunday evening the bad news came that Council, a Tar Heel native, will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury.
“Pretty tough news for Council,” said Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn in a press release to al.com. “It’s really tough because he’s really coming on. He’s a super person and a really good player. That’s going to be a tough blow.”
Council drew praise from many Auburn sources for his versatility and ability to play all of the offensive line positions. The former West Bladen star played practically every offensive down for the Tigers in the team’s first 5 games until Saturday’s injury.
Malzahn noted that Council’s loss was a severe blow to a Tiger offensive line that was just beginning to gel due to finally having the same 5-man group together for the last 2 weeks.
The 6-4, 325-pound Council had led an Auburn offensive line that paved the way for the Tigers to average almost 22 first downs, 164 rushing yards, 221 passing yards and 386 total yards per game.
Brandon is the son of Angel Jones and Robert Council.