After taking part in three seasons at Western Kentucky and incomes a bachelor’s diploma in laptop science, Bragg got here full circle in a method in choosing this system the place he would end his faculty profession.
“Once I graduated from Western Kentucky, the entire defensive employees modified as a result of the coordinator left and there have been an entire bunch of latest faces; I attempted, nevertheless it simply wasn’t working for me. Once I obtained the decision from Auburn, I felt prefer it was God’s plan, as a result of I grew up with my cousin, he went to Auburn and he talks about it on a regular basis.
“Once I obtained an opportunity to go to Auburn, I stated, ‘I’m going.’ I had another gives however, due to Ricardo, this was already house.
“We watched Ricardo on a regular basis on TV, however I had by no means had the possibility to return to a sport right here, so going into this season had me somewhat bit nervous. I’ve by no means performed with a giant crowd within the stands like this earlier than – however I’m prepared.”
Bragg can also be prepared to just accept a management position with a number of the youthful gamers on the Tiger protection.
“As an older man, I’d inform the youthful ones one thing quite simple nevertheless it’s true. Take heed to the older folks once they let you know one thing; typically, you assume they’re simply making an attempt to get in your nerves and push your buttons, however actually, they need what’s finest for us and so they know.
“Generally, you’re so younger that you just assume they simply got here out as an outdated particular person; they didn’t actually undergo the steps that you’re going by means of,” Bragg, now pursuing international research within the School of Human Sciences, explains. “However they did, so reap the benefits of their expertise. They have been truly in these footwear and now I’m doing the identical factor. They’ve been there and so they have achieved that.
“As I look again, all of the people who I’ve bumped heads with and that I’ve met alongside the journey have been good folks and have given me their finest recommendation. That’s generosity.”