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The Sporting News did a profile of Tod Lanter

We’re all big Tod Lanter fans around here, so when I saw that The Sporting News’ CJ Holmes (a walk-on at Auburn from 2012-2014) did a profile of Lanter, I knew I had to share it with you guys. Lanter gave Holmes a bunch of behind-the-scenes stories about his time at Kentucky, confirming that he was brought on to give Alex Poythress an extra push in practice.

“(The coaches) wanted someone that could focus solely on harassing Alex defensively during practice,” Lanter said. “They lacked the depth to assign someone specifically to be physical and consistently keep a body on him.”

Lanter was such a late addition that his shoe order from Nike wasn’t even in by the time Blue/White game rolled around and no one knew who he was. After sinking the free throws to give Blue the win, Lanter said he had 5,000 new Twitter followers and 800 missed text messages. Wow.

There are plenty of more great anecdotes like that one, so click on over to The Sporting News to check it out.

[The Sporting News]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

2 Comments for The Sporting News did a profile of Tod Lanter



  1. Catsrus
    6:35 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    Someone has to teach the young guys to be physical, block out and rebound. These things don’t sound glamorous to the 18 year old but for example that team this past year should never have been out rebounded. If I were Coach if I saw a guy shying away from physical play, out he would come. Thanks Tod Lanter!!!



  2. J-Dub421
    11:31 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    Great article. It’s interesting to see behind the curtain, so to speak.