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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

First, a moment of quiet remembrance for Pearl Harbor Day. Still, a day which lives in infamy.

Thank you. Now, on to the stories.

BASKETBALL

Tuco asked the question that we're all wondering. Just how good is this Auburn Basketball team, really? It's a good thing Tuco is around because it's so easy for people like me to get over-hyped about what we've seen so far.

SOCCER

The Tigers finished the season ranked 8th in the nation. They were knocked out of the NCAA Tourney by the eventual national champion. What a season for Coach Hoppa's girls.

FOOTBALL

Monday saw an update on offensive recruiting. So, of course, yesterday I had to cover the defense and Special Teams. This is really shaping up to be another great recruiting class for the Tigers. I can't wait to see how it ends. And for it to end. I really don't enjoy recruiting.

The Coaches' All-SEC team came out, yesterday, and 3 Tigers made the first team and 3 more made the second team. Most of them are fairly obvious, but perhaps you'd switch one of the first and second teamers if you didn't think too much on it.

Tony Stevens was invited to the East-West Shrine Game. That's a big honor for a guy who was in the shadows for most of his career before becoming the Tigers' leading receiver this year. And I still don't care what most say, I still say Tony deserved to be in the starting role. He had a few bad drops but overall was a great receiver this season.

ESPN gives Kevin Steele a grade of "A" as a first-year coordinator. He took the Tigers from 69th to 5th (FIFTH!!!!) in scoring defense this year. Yet he wasn't a finalist for the Broyles Award.



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This Week in Auburn Hoops: Week 5

Bear Bryant or Nick Saban? Who's No. 1 on list of Alabama's best football coaches?

Regardless of whether the coach led a high school, small college or major college program, check out this top 10:

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Bear Bryant or Nick Saban? Who's No. 1 on list of Alabama's best football coaches?

Regardless of whether the coach led a high school, small college or major college program, check out this top 10:

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Class of 2017 adds 8 members to Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 will add members to the state's sports shrine.

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Class of 2017 adds 8 members to Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 will add members to the state's sports shrine.

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Cloudy today!



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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Video: 'Bama DL Jackson turns heads Tuesday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Scout was on hand for the opening practices of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and few impressed as Alec Jackson did on Team Alabama.

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Six Auburn Players Named All-SEC

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Auburn landed six players on the Coaches All-SEC Team today. Leading the way were running back Kamryn Pettway who was named First Team. The sophomore rushed for 1,123 rushing yards and seven touchdowns even though he only ran the ball in eight games due mostly to injury.

Joining Pettway on the first Team were junior Defensive End Carl Lawson and junior kicker Daniel Carlson. Lawson totaled 28 tackles on the year including nine sacks, and 12.5 tackles for a loss while Carlson is up for the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best kicker.

Making Second Team All Conference were Offensive Linemen Braden Smith and Alex Kozan. In addition, Defensive Lineman Montravius Adams was selected second team. The senior had an interception, blocked two kicks and scored a touchdown off of one of two fumble recoveries. He finished the season with 39 tackles including 4.5 sacks. Congratulations to these deserving Tigers and …

War Eagle!

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TET College Pick’em: And the WINNER is …

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War Eagle to all the TET College Pick’em participants. I want to start by saying a big thank you for all who participated in this year’s contest.  Whether this was you first time playing or you are a veteran TET college pick’em expert, I hope you enjoyed it and that it was some added fun to your weekend football. There were some crazy weeks this year that really took a toil on some and boosted others to the top. Be ready for next year as we will hit it again the start of the 2017 football season!

A big congratulations goes to Teak’s Picks as the 2016 TET Pick’em Champion and winner of the prestigious Golden Bo Trophy! Teak’s Picks stayed near the top the last few weeks, but it wasn’t until Week 13 that he was able to secure the top spot and hold on for the win.

Bojax34 and jamesgaylor took second and third, respectively. We will be sending the trophy to our 2016 TET Pick’ em Champ with hopes of a picture of Teak’s Picks hoisting his trophy high for all of you to see. Bojax34 and jamesgaylor, don’t lose heart, we will see if we can get some official Track’em Tigers  T-shirts coming your way for finishing in the top three!

Here are the top 25 final results

Rank Pick Set Name Total Dropped W-L
1 Teak’s Picks 207 24 207-152
2 Bojax34 202 19 202-155
3 jamesgaylor 202 17 202-156
4 Blade 201 17 201-157
5 UglyJoe 201 17 201-157
6 AUDude 200 15 200-158
7 HELLCAT83 200 6 200-158
8 BrianYork 199 13 199-158
9 AUChief 199 11 199-158
10 brittanynelson20 198 18 198-160
11 awbee75 197 18 197-160
12 Dwight and Aubrn 197 16 197-161
13 FlyingTiger_92 196 14 196-161
14 Leonard’s Losers 196 15 196-161
15 JandoWar Eagle 195 19 195-163
16 Pottsy 194 19 194-164
17 Auburnham 194 12 194-164
18 Auburn1994 192 10 192-165
19 NY War Eagle 191 20 191-166
20 985Thomason 191 15 191-166
21 Sdthedeputy 191 15 191-168
22 StormnNormn 190 19 190-167
23 Best5Zach 190 18 190-168
24 shoo_63 190 4 190-167
25 autigers92 190 11 190-167

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