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AUBURN, Alabama - Gus Malzahn is not worried about his team being distracted this week.
There's plenty at stake for BCS No. 9 Auburn (8-1, 4-1 SEC) when it travels to Tennessee (4-5, 1-4) for an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday on ESPN, but there certainly hasn't been a shortage of off-the-field distractions.
A loss would derail the Tigers' goal for winning an SEC West championship, which it can still reach by winning out this season.
"You know, that is a challenge sometimes, but this year has been quite a bit different," Malzahn said. "Our guys have been extremely locked in this week and that's been very encouraging to me. There's been good intensity, there's been good leadership. That's usually a good sign."
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