Auburn Family News: July 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Rosegreen's Nephew Adds Auburn Offer

Talented cornerback Jamari Brown talks about his Auburn offer and why the Tigers are in the hunt.

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Daniel Carlson did something this summer that made him more nervous than any kick

Auburn opponent early scouting report: LSU

An early look at Auburn's trip to Baton Rouge, where AU hasn't won since 1999.

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An early look at Auburn's trip to Baton Rouge, where AU hasn't won since 1999.

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 41

There are 41 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 41 in SEC football history is Mississippi State tailback Tom "Shorty" McWilliams.

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 41

There are 41 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 41 in SEC football history is Mississippi State tailback Tom "Shorty" McWilliams.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Softball. Cooper, Team USA Take Two in Auburn Exhibitions

Kasey Cooper made her final softball game at Jane B. Moore Field a memorable one

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Memorable Night for AU Softball Players

Kasey Cooper showed one more time why she is a record-setting softball player on her return to Auburn where she got to compete against four of her 2017 college season teammates.

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Summer Reading List, Pt. II

Kasey Cooper helps lead USA Softball in pair of routs over Alabama All-Stars

In her return to Auburn, Kasey Cooper showed the same prowess that made her the best player in program history during her career on the Plains.

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Summer Reading List, Pt. II

Williams Gets Family Feel At Auburn

Four-star WR Seth Williams was back at Auburn over the weekend to check out the Tigers.

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Sherwood Closing In On Decision

Jamien Sherwood was a visitor to Auburn for a recruiting picnic on Saturday.

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Monday Decision Coming For Tannor

Top pass rush target Caleb Tannor is choosing between Auburn and Georgia on Monday.

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Running Back Feels Comfortable at Auburn

One of the top running back prospects in the Southeast visited Auburn on Saturday.

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4-star defensive lineman Caleb Tannor will pick Auburn or Georgia on Monday

In the last day before he announces his decision between Auburn and Georgia, Caleb Tannor is spending Saturday night on the Plains.

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4-star defensive lineman Caleb Tannor will pick Auburn or Georgia on Monday

In the last day before he announces his decision between Auburn and Georgia, Caleb Tannor is spending Saturday night on the Plains.

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Auburn 'at the top' for 3-star safety Jamien Sherwood

Auburn is firmly in the lead for Jamien Sherwood.

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Auburn 'at the top' for 3-star safety Jamien Sherwood

Auburn is firmly in the lead for Jamien Sherwood.

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4-star running back Dameon Pierce plans official visit to Auburn after season

Since decommitting from Alabama two months ago, four-star running back Dameon Pierce has visited Auburn, Georgia and Florida.

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4-star running back Dameon Pierce plans official visit to Auburn after season

Since decommitting from Alabama two months ago, four-star running back Dameon Pierce has visited Auburn, Georgia and Florida.

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Auburn On Top For Louisiana DB

Auburn made a big impression on Louisiana DB prospect Derek Turner over the weekend.

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Alabama leads for 2019 4-star defensive end King Mwikuta but Auburn 'always in the mix'

Alabama leads for 2019 four-star defensive end King Mwikuta but Auburn is "always in the mix."

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Alabama leads for 2019 4-star defensive end King Mwikuta but Auburn 'always in the mix'

Alabama leads for 2019 four-star defensive end King Mwikuta but Auburn is "always in the mix."

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Kamryn Pettway leads vaunted Auburn running back corps

A review of Auburn's running backs heading into fall camp

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Kamryn Pettway leads vaunted Auburn running back corps

A review of Auburn's running backs heading into fall camp

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Auburn leads for 3-star defensive back Derek Turner

Auburn leads for three-star defensive back Derek Turner and the Louisiana native plans to commit to a school as soon as the end of the month.

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Auburn leads for 3-star defensive back Derek Turner

Auburn leads for three-star defensive back Derek Turner and the Louisiana native plans to commit to a school as soon as the end of the month.

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Saturday Auburn Football Recruiting Notes

News and notes on Auburn football recruiting are featured and the staff of Inside the Auburn Tigers and AUTigers.com answers questions on the Tigers.

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Scout 200 RB Enjoys UF Visit; Has New Top 5

Dameon Pierce returned to Gainesville for Florida's Friday Night Lights this weekend. The Scout 200 running back discusses what stood out about his latest visit to The Swamp

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Video: 5-star QB Fields works at UF's FNL

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- All eyes were on five-star quarterback Justin Fields during the Friday Night Lights camp event and once again, he did not disappoint.

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Why did Auburn offer Quanderrius Robinson, who is he and will Alabama counter?


Quanderrius Robinson has enjoyed quite the week. First, Auburn football offers him Friday after watching a private workout on campus. And on Saturday, Robinson, a future recruiting gem in the Class of 2020, was scheduled to work out for Alabama football.

Could this be another #WarEagle and #RollTide recruiting competition at Jackson-Olin?

 "(Alabama) is already texting me, making sure he can (still) come workout with them," said Tim Vakakes, Robinson's high school coach at Jackson-Olin. "Word travels fast."

Robinson will play free safety this fall at Jackson-Olin, a Birmingham City School which enjoyed a resurgence last season (8-3), reaching the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season. Robinson was a backup on the team, playing starting outside linebacker behind Montez Coleman and learning from fellow linebacker TD Moultry, now at Auburn.

Now it's time for Robinson to shine on Friday nights. Vakakes said Robinson was moved to defensive back because of necessity, but expects him to end his prep career at linebacker.

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"He doesn't have a list of favorites," Vakakes said. "He doesn't have a favorite college team. He's just very new to all of this. This was his first visit to a college campus. Everything is real new, so he's very bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Smiling and just enjoying the process. But his process hasn't even started yet.

"He's got to make some football plays. He has no film. But it doesn't take (colleges) long to see potential. When you're 6-4 and 200 pounds and can move like him, that's definitely potential."

Jackson-Olin, seven seasons removed from a winless season, has enjoyed back-to-back high-profile recruits. Alabama and Auburn fought long and hard over Moultry, and defensive end Coynis Miller, who this fall will be a senior, can pick his SEC school of choice.

And now, Robinson could join the list.

"Everybody is absolutely in love with the kid because of the way he handles himself," Vakakes said. "I hope that he sees that gets you somewhere; shaking hands with a firm handshake, looking in their eyes. Being humble. Being the hardest worker.

"(At Jackson-Olin), we've had to slow him down in the weight room because he works so dag-on hard. So I'm hoping all that, and the work ethic he learn from T.D. will rub off on his him and his teammates."



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Why did Auburn offer Quanderrius Robinson, who is he and will Alabama counter?

Why did Auburn offer Quanderrius Robinson, who is he and will Alabama counter?

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Auburn opponent early scouting report: Ole Miss

An early look at Auburn's last game before a pivotal three-game road stretch.

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Auburn opponent early scouting report: Ole Miss

An early look at Auburn's last game before a pivotal three-game road stretch.

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Finally healthy, 'freak' cornerback Jamel Dean will have chance to start for Auburn

Jamel Dean has not seen the field in his first two years at Auburn after redshirting in 2015 and missing 2016 due to a knee injury.

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Finally healthy, 'freak' cornerback Jamel Dean will have chance to start for Auburn

Jamel Dean has not seen the field in his first two years at Auburn after redshirting in 2015 and missing 2016 due to a knee injury.

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NFL training camps opening with question marks for some state players

The Arizona Cardinals will become the first NFL team hold a full team practice at training camp this year on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona. Over the next eight days, all the other NFL teams will join them as they begin the countdown to the 2017 regular season.

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NFL training camps opening with question marks for some state players

The Arizona Cardinals will become the first NFL team hold a full team practice at training camp this year on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona. Over the next eight days, all the other NFL teams will join them as they begin the countdown to the 2017 regular season.

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 42

There are 42 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 42 in SEC football history is Tennessee guard Bob Suffridge.

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 42

There are 42 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 42 in SEC football history is Tennessee guard Bob Suffridge.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

M. Golf. Three Former Tigers make cut at Barbasol Championship

Former Auburn men’s golfers Matt Gilchrest, Patton Kizzire and Blayne Barber have made the weekend cut at the Barbasol Championship held at the Grand National Lakes Course in Opelika.

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Linebacker Earns Offer, Picks Auburn

A class of 2018 in-state linebacker was a standout while camping at Auburn.

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Another Boom! Tigers Land 2nd Commit Of The Day!

The Tigers are rolling right now on the trail adding their second commit of the day and fourth in three weeks.

You could say things are heating up right now for Auburn recruiting as the Tigers just landed their 2nd commit of the day. Earlier today, 2019 4* WR George Pickens committed to Auburn. Just a few hours later, 3* LB Josh Marsh did the same.

If you don't know who that is, you aren't alone. Before just a few hours ago, I had never heard of Marsh. But apparently he blew away the coaching staff at camp today and landed an offer. Not long after that, the 6'2" 210 lb athlete out of Decatur decided to pull the trigger and commit to the Tigers.

Highlights

Scouting Report

I am not 100% sure where Marsh will play for Auburn at the next level. My best guess is on the edge at either the Buck spot or defense end. He’s a very athletic linebacker who plays the SAM spot for his defense. He’s asked to drop into coverage, rush the passer and stuff the run, all which he appears to do very well. I like his combination of quickness and size.

The Class

Marsh’s commitment makes things really interesting for Auburn’s linebacker and defensive end recruiting. The Tigers are feeling pretty good for a number of highly rated guys, so for Marsh to be allowed to jump on board shows how highly the staff thinks of him after his camp performance. It’s always fun to see an instate kid who is maybe flying under the radar, earn an offer and jump on board when given the chance.

Auburn now has nine commitments and I fully expect that number to grow more this weekend. Auburn’s staff is looking to close strong in the month of July.

War Eagle Josh!



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Decatur linebacker Josh Marsh commits to Auburn

Auburn landed its second commitment of the day Friday

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Auburn landed its second commitment of the day Friday

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Softball. 'Forever thankful' - Auburn softball charter member Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson

Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson's success as an Auburn student-athlete continued in her coaching career. Steiner-Wilcoxson's time at Auburn was full of firsts—she was a starter for Auburn's inaugural softball team in 1997, recording the first home run in Tiger history. After graduating from Auburn, her career has taken a similar trajectory.

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4-Star 2019 WR Commits To Auburn

Auburn landed a top 2019 wide receiver on Friday, Hoover's George Pickens.

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Lowndes Lineman Offered By Tigers

A class of 2018 football program has been offered by Auburn.

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Boom! 2019 4-star Wide Receiver George Pickens Commits To Auburn!

The Tigers just landed their first commitment for the 2019 class and it’s a big one.

How’s that for a Friday surprise? 4* WR George Pickens has apparently committed to Auburn, kicking off what could be a big time weekend for the Tigers on the recruiting trail. From what I can tell, Keith Niebuhr was the first to break the news on Twitter moments ago:

Pickens landed an offer while attending Auburn’s Tiger Night camp earlier in June where he showed out. The 6’5” 190 lb wide receiver is expected to be a major cog in Hoover’s passing game this fall. He’s also the 2nd Hoover Buc WR to commit to Auburn this summer joining 3* WR Shedrick Jackson. As of now, he only holds five offers but that will no doubt change down the road. Pickens is expected to be one of the top players in the 2019 class in the state of Alabama.

Highlights

Scouting Report

The first thing that jumps out is his tremendous size. At 6’5” 195 lbs, he’s a very physically imposing figure. He will need to put a bit more weight on that frame but that’s common for most rising juniors in high school. From all accounts, his hands were one of the big reasons he landed an offer earlier this summer, snagging basically anything thrown his way. I believe he has only had limited varsity snaps up to this point but that will change in a hurry this fall. This is a kid with a ton of big time potential and could challenge for the top spot in the state in next year’s class.

The Class

Pickens is the first pickup in Auburn’s 2019 recruiting class. Auburn doesn’t usually load up early on commitments though that could change moving forward with the new early signing period. Either way, getting someone of Pickens’s calibre on board early is a great way to start off next year’s class. Also, Auburn seems to have made some major inroads in Hoover, a long time Alabama pipeline. Darrell Williams is already on campus and now the Tigers hold commits from Shedrick Jackson and George Pickens. Never a bad thing to start consistently pulling talent from one of the top instate schools.

War Eagle George!



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Hoover junior receiver George Pickens commits to Auburn

Auburn added a class of 2019 commitment on Friday

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Auburn added a class of 2019 commitment on Friday

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An Auburn Film School Special: Anatomy of a Streak, Part 3

W. Gymnastics. Catching Up With...A'Miracal Phillips

Over the past two seasons, A’Miracal Phillips has become a vault specialist for the Tigers, bringing power and height to the event every Friday night. The Enterprise, Ala., product is looking to add more to her junior season and has been working hard to get there this summer.

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W. Basketball. 'Always something going on' - Jones twins interning in New York

Auburn women's basketball seniors Jazmine Jones and Jessica Jones are completing an internship this summer in New York City. Both communication majors, the twin sisters spoke with AuburnTigers.com about their experience so far in the Big Apple.

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Friday Football & Baseball Tiger Tidbits

Auburn football, football recruiting and baseball are featured in Friday's edition of Tiger Tidbits from Inside the Auburn Tigers and AUTigers.com.

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Football. Daniel Carlson named to Walter Camp Award watch list

Auburn All-America kicker Daniel Carlson is on the 2017 watch list of the Walter Camp Award, which goes to college football’s most outstanding player.

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General News. Nominations Sought For Pamela Wells Sheffield and Walter Gilbert Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Pamela Wells Sheffield Award, which is presented annually to a woman who best embodies selfless service and commitment to Auburn University and the Auburn family.

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Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson named to Walter Camp Award watch list

Promising Auburn D-lineman Jeff Holland continues to get bigger, stronger

Who was the worst coach at each SEC school and who replaced them?

Every SEC school has had good coaches and bad coaches. But who followed the worst hire at each of the SEC's 14 football programs?

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Who was the worst coach at each SEC school and who replaced them?

Every SEC school has had good coaches and bad coaches. But who followed the worst hire at each of the SEC's 14 football programs?

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Conference Preview: AAC East

Promising Auburn D-lineman Jeff Holland continues to get bigger, stronger

"He's made a lot of progress. His neck is huge. His thighs have gotten bigger. He's a fully grown man now."

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Promising Auburn D-lineman Jeff Holland continues to get bigger, stronger

"He's made a lot of progress. His neck is huge. His thighs have gotten bigger. He's a fully grown man now."

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How close is Rodney Garner to identifying Auburn's desired 10-man defensive line rotation?

Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner updates the status of his defensive line rotation ahead of fall camp.

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How close is Rodney Garner to identifying Auburn's desired 10-man defensive line rotation?

Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner updates the status of his defensive line rotation ahead of fall camp.

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Daniel Carlson named to Walter Camp Award watch list

Auburn All-America kicker Daniel Carlson is on the 2017 watch list of the Walter Camp Award, which goes to college football’s most outstanding player.

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Auburn's Daniel Carlson named to Walter Camp Award watch list

Daniel Carlson landed on a third preseason watch list.

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Auburn's Daniel Carlson named to Walter Camp Award watch list

Daniel Carlson landed on a third preseason watch list.

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Jason Caldwell's Friday Auburn Mailbag

Auburn football, basketball and more are featured in this edition of the Friday Mailbag column.

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Tommy Tuberville talks Netflix, mailbox money from ‘The Blind Side’

Link sAUsage - The Big Freeze

Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss

So, you all have to have already seen the news about Hugh Freeze resigning from the head coaching job at Ole Miss after using a university phone to call an escort service. With everything that was swirling regarding NCAA investigations, it’s odd that this is the bit that did him in. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

It all started with this:

With then became this:

Which was brought about because of this:

Want more? Don’t cross Houston Nutt, apparently... he’ll work his inane magic to make you pay.

How does this affect Auburn at the moment? Well, in the immediate sense...

Yes, the Ole Miss presser preempted Auburn’s SEC Network Takeover coverage, but things were still back in full swing in time for you to see the Tigers beat Oregon. I believe we missed some of the Georgia game from 2013, so here are those highlights just in case you were craving that this morning.

As for the actual play on the field, obviously nobody knows how Ole Miss will rally around their interim coach, Matt Luke. Luke was a center at Ole Miss from 1995-1998, and he’s spent his time since graduation at Murray State, Tennessee, Duke, and now Ole Miss once again as co-offensive coordinator turned interim head coach. Luke has at least been present for Ole Miss’ wins over Alabama recently, so maybe he can rekindle some of that magic this year. He’s still got Shea Patterson to work with, so he’s got some tools, but I don’t think many people are going to expect much from the Rebels this season. This is a giant distraction, to put it mildly.

And to make things worse, it’s not like Freeze’s absence will burn off the NCAA cloud hanging over Oxford. The kinds of allegations levied against the school are still going to have to be addressed.

For the final word on this matter (at least today), one of our favorites has the dagger.

Back to Auburn, James Crepea has continued his early scout on some of the Tigers’ opponents... let’s get Mercer, Missouri, and Mississippi State. Ole Miss should be coming up next, but that may take a little while to concoct.

Kam Pettway was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list:

And check out this piece from the Montgomery Advertiser on the capitol city native Daniel Thomas. Obviously, Thomas improved greatly this year, finishing the regular season with a pair of picks in the Iron Bowl. Looks like even more work’s coming his way in 2017.

It’s definitely almost football season. War Eagle!



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Alabama Roots: Who's where as NFL opens training camps

The Arizona Cardinals become the first NFL team to bring their full roster to training camp on Friday. They have four of the 164 players with Alabama football roots who'll be reporting to NFL training camps this year.

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Alabama Roots: Who's where as NFL opens training camps

The Arizona Cardinals become the first NFL team to bring their full roster to training camp on Friday. They have four of the 164 players with Alabama football roots who'll be reporting to NFL training camps this year.

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Auburn opponent early scouting report: Mississippi State

An early look at Auburn's first SEC home game of the season.

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An early look at Auburn's first SEC home game of the season.

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 43

There are 43 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 43 in SEC football history is Alabama cornerback Antonio Langham.

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 43

There are 43 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 43 in SEC football history is Alabama cornerback Antonio Langham.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Standout OL Enjoys Family Trip To Auburn

2018 four-star OL Trey Hill talks about his Thursday Auburn visit.

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4 former Auburn players rank among Cincinnati Bengals' all-time best

Four former Auburn players are among the top 21 in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the NFL team's fans.

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4 former Auburn players rank among Cincinnati Bengals' all-time best

Four former Auburn players are among the top 21 in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the NFL team's fans.

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Alabama, Auburn recruiting can only benefit from Hugh Freeze resignation

Remember when Ole Miss burst onto the national recruiting scene and signed high-profile recruits Laremy Tunsil, Robert Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell?

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Alabama, Auburn recruiting can only benefit from Hugh Freeze resignation

Remember when Ole Miss burst onto the national recruiting scene and signed high-profile recruits Laremy Tunsil, Robert Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell?

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Devaroe Lawrence starts New Orleans Saints' training camp on NFI

Former Auburn defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence reported for his first NFL training camp on Wednesday, but he won't be able to practice with the New Orleans Saints' other rookies.

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Devaroe Lawrence starts New Orleans Saints' training camp on NFI

Former Auburn defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence reported for his first NFL training camp on Wednesday, but he won't be able to practice with the New Orleans Saints' other rookies.

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Football. 'You have to get back up' - Raymond Harbert speaks to Auburn football team

When Auburn coach Gus Malzahn asked the business majors on the football team to raise their hands, 35 hands went up.

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'You have to get back up' - Raymond Harbert speaks to Auburn football team

When Auburn coach Gus Malzahn asked the business majors on the football team to raise their hands, 35 hands went up.

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The Opening Evaluation: WR Kearis Jackson

Scout evaluates four-star Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County wide receiver Kearis Jackson's performance at The Opening Finals in Oregon.

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Doak Walker Award watch list highlighted by 2016 semifinalists Barkley and Pettway

Markaviest Bryant showing physical, mental traits Auburn wants at Buck

In his first two months on campus, Markaviest Bryant is displaying the physical and mental traits Auburn seeks at the Buck position.

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Markaviest Bryant showing physical, mental traits Auburn wants at Buck

In his first two months on campus, Markaviest Bryant is displaying the physical and mental traits Auburn seeks at the Buck position.

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W. Tennis. 'They made me feel like family' - Jackie Kasler's journey from Auburn tennis to vet school

When Jackie Kasler took her official visit to Auburn during her final year of high school, one thing stood out.

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Auburn Football Recruiting: Tigers Planning Another Big Weekend

Thursday Football & Basketball Tiger Tidbits

Auburn football and basketball are included in Thursday's edition of Tiger Tidbits from Inside the Auburn Tigers and AUTigers.com.

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Big Auburn Target Performs Well As All-Star

Comments from class of 2018 basketball prospect Trey Jemison are featured in this report.

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W. Volleyball. 'Wouldn't trade them for the world' - Volleyball's Jaunelle White fondly remembers Auburn years

For Jaunelle (Hamilton) White, the decision to come to Auburn was easy. “Going back to my official visit, I knew that was a place I wanted to be,” White said.

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Trial for man who killed former Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell set for September

The murder trial for the man charged with the murder of former Auburn H-back Jakell Mitchell over two and a half years ago has been continued until September.

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The murder trial for the man charged with the murder of former Auburn H-back Jakell Mitchell over two and a half years ago has been continued until September.

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Auburn Football Recruiting: Tigers Planning Another Big Weekend

Auburn will once again have plenty of top targets on campus for another important recruiting event this weekend.

This will be a shorter than usual post for me this week as I am currently writing this late Wednesday night from a hotel in College Station, Texas. Why am I doing that? I’m on an epic 12 day, 10 state road trip with my wife and 9 month old daughter visiting pretty much every family member possible. Because of that, I also fully expect all sorts of news to come out this weekend while I am in nowhere Oklahoma with limited internet access because that’s just how life works.

Anyways, here’s what’s happening in the Auburn football recruiting world...

Recent Visitors

Auburn has had quite a few important visits go down this past week. Here’s a taste of the top talent that’s stopped by the Plains since last Thursday:

The big name of course is Justin Fields. His recruitment has become the premier recruiting story this offseason due to not only his elite ability but also due to the lack of clarity on where exactly he will be playing football in 2018. Not much information (at least non paywall information) has come out on his Auburn visit, though from what I can gather overall, it was positive for Auburn. He was in Athens the next day for Georgia’s big barbecue event and apparently left many there feeling he will end up a Bulldog. However, no one really knows what’s going on with this kid and until it doesn’t happen, I am just going to believe he picks Auburn because that’s more fun.

You might notice that there is a name missing from above. 4* WR Kearis Jackson was supposed to accompany Fields to Auburn last Thursday. However, the 6’0” 200 lb Fort Valley, GA native did not make the trip. He did make it to Athens though two days later. Even if Auburn lands Fields, I am starting to think chances of this kid not wearing black and red in 2018 are very slim.

Matthew Hill did make it Thursday to throw with Fields but still has not jumped on board. Rumors are that South Carolina has made quite the push but I still think he ends a Tiger. Tank Jenkins is another AU lean that could be close to pulling the trigger as well. There was even smoke coming out Sunday it was going to happen at end of his visit but he decided to hold off. The big man isn’t exactly sure when he might commit but things are definitely trending up for Auburn in the hunt for the top rated OL in the state of Alabama.

It was good to see Joey Gatewood back on campus. Fields will eat up the headlines this recruiting cycle but don’t underestimate the importance of Gatewood. He’s a kid that’s not ready to take the field right now but he just might have the most upside in this class at the QB position given his combination of size, speed and raw ability. He’s also an important leader in Auburn’s recruiting class, telling Jeffery Lee of Rivals that he’s working hard on recruiting guys like Justyn Ross, Asa Martin and Tank Jenkins to Auburn. Even if Auburn gets Fields, it’s important the Tigers also keep Gatewood. As of now, that seems likely but it can always change.

Auburn’s Big Weekend

It’s become pretty common for team’s to have another Big Cat Weekend type of event later in the summer before fall camp kicks off. Georgia had a barbecue this past weekend, Alabama is having a “Champions Cookout” Friday and Florida is having a “Friday Night Lights” event this weekend as well. Auburn is joining in on the fun this weekend with some sort of cookout/picnic/barbecue/brouhaha event and are expecting plenty of top targets to visit. Benjamin Wolk of SECCountry has put together a preliminary list:

4-star WR Matthew Hill

4-star RB Harold Joiner

4-star RB Asa Martin

4-star LB Zakoby McClain

4-star safety Quindarious Monday*

4-star LB JJ Peterson

4-star LB Quay Walker (Alabama commit)

4-star WR Seth Williams

3-star CB JaKorey Hawkins

3-star OL Jalil Irvin*

3-star WR Shedrick Jackson*

3-star safety Jamien Sherwood

3-star RB Shaun Shivers*

3-star OL Kameron Stutts*

3-star DT Tramel Walthour

Maybes: 3-star DE Andres Fox, 3-star OL Jerome Carvin.

No-gos, confirmed: 5-star QB Justin Fields, 4-star WR Justyn Ross, 4-star DT Coynis Miller.

Due to my abysmal track record at accurately predicting when commitments are going to happen, I am going to abstain from putting any names on commit watch. With that said, AL.com has a piece out on who Auburn’s next 3 commits might be that line up with visitors on this list. Just throwing it out there.

Juanyeh Thomas Trending Away

Let me repeat, things change fast in recruiting. For the past few months, Thomas has seemed a lock to Auburn. Not anymore. Crystal Ball picks are flying in right now for the Niceville native to land at Georgia Tech, including picks from top AU insiders Keith Niebuhr and Benjamin Wolk. Wolk earlier this week explained the change:

For starters, Auburn is looking at him more as a safety than a cornerback, which means the recent addition of Quindarious Monday could have some effect on Thomas. Monday joins Kolbi Fuqua as prospects who project as safeties for the Tigers. Jamien Sherwood and Joe Foucha, in that order, fall next in line.

The other item? Thomas identified a school he said is starting to trend upward for him — Georgia Tech.

There was a point in time that Thomas seemed almost a guarantee to land at Auburn. The Tigers seemed to be moving in the wrong direction for Monday and the out-of-state uncertainty of Sherwood and Foucha made the underrated Thomas seem like a useful option. But that time appears to have passed as Auburn fills up at the safety position.

I always thought he was a cornerback prospect but that’s apparently not true. This might end up being a case where a kid waited too long to jump on board and now there’s no spots left. He’s a talented player and frankly I am a little disappointed he’s not a top cornerback prospect. However, Greg Brown sure knows way more than me and he’s earned some trust after Monday’s commitment so we will see what happens. Cornerback recruiting has proven hard to follow this cycle and I suspect that will continue to be the case this cycle.

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Kamryn Pettway named a Doak Walker Award preseason candidate

Kamryn Pettway has been named as one of 61 Doak Walker Award preseason candidates for the honor given to the nation’s premier collegiate running back.

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Kamryn Pettway has been named as one of 61 Doak Walker Award preseason candidates for the honor given to the nation’s premier collegiate running back.

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W. Equestrian. Kelsey Jung Having a Successful Summer

Kelsey Jung is currently enjoying her time showing and spending time with her family before she returns to Auburn in August to start the fall season.

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Rodney Garner pleased with progress of freshman tackles Tyrone Truesdell and Alec Jackson

Defensive line coach Rodney Garner has been pleased with the progress

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Defensive line coach Rodney Garner has been pleased with the progress

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SEC hot seat index: From Saban to Sumlin - The Ledger


SEC hot seat index: From Saban to Sumlin
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Why Auburn rising star Marlon Davidson is viewed as such a special talent

"That kid's going to be a really good player. He was a good player last year, but imagine him in a couple years. That's going to be really scary."

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Why Auburn rising star Marlon Davidson is viewed as such a special talent

"That kid's going to be a really good player. He was a good player last year, but imagine him in a couple years. That's going to be really scary."

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Auburn basketball target Isaac Chatman preps for future as shooting guard

On the high school level, Auburn basketball target Isaac Chatman can do just about everything. But the Cordova superstar knows in college, he will be asked to do a lot more ball handling than collecting rebounds. More long-range scoring than shooting with his back to the rim.

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In-State 4-Star Safety Interested In Auburn

Talented defensive back Myles Mason talks about his move to Hewitt-Trussville, what he likes about Auburn and more.

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Auburn's Kamryn Pettway named to Doak Walker Award watch list

Kamryn Pettway was named to a second preseason watch list.

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Kamryn Pettway was named to a second preseason watch list.

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Link sAUsage - Actual Tigers, TuneIn, & Tubs on the Tube

July 20th, 2017

We’re 45 days out from kickoff, now fully in *late* July, so here’s what’s happening this Thursday!

  • Auburn, along with Clemson, LSU, and Missouri (all teams that Auburn will meet this season) is helping to save actual tigers in the wild. The plan is to monitor wild tiger populations with the goal of doubling the total number of animals in the next five years. All told, this is a pretty cool initiative, and something that Auburn is obligated to participate in, given that they’ll be committing atrocities against the tigers of Clemson, LSU, and Missouri on the football field this fall.
  • We’re smack dab in the middle of the SEC Network’s Auburn Takeover! It began at 11 o’clock CST last night with the 2013 SEC Championship victory over Missouri, and right now you can tune in to catch the 1986 Iron Bowl before four other football games air later today. Check the full listings here!
  • Former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville will be part of ESPN’s college football coverage this year! He’ll serve as a game analyst, but his broadcast partners have yet to be announced. Tubs broke the news from his beach house on the Gulf Coast yesterday. It’s an interesting move, especially for a guy who’s been very outspoken about ESPN’s influence in years past, and not in a particularly positive way.
  • The Auburn Sports Network, along with Auburn athletics, will launch a 24-hour TuneIn channel complete with live game broadcasts and other programming that includes classic games and produced material.
  • The Barbasol Championship gets underway today at Grand National. Yesterday, Gus Malzahn, Bruce Pearl, and many others took part in the Pro-Am, and if you’d like to follow along today, here’s the full leaderboard (although we’d encourage you to go attend the event in person).
  • And finally, CFN is ranking the 20 national champions since their website began. They haven’t gotten to 2010 yet, and I would encourage you not to look at today’s entry (2007 LSU) unless you’d like to relive that awful finish in Baton Rouge.

Happy Thursday, and as always, War Eagle!



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Auburn opponent early scouting report: Missouri

An early look at Auburn's first ever trip to Missouri

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An early look at Auburn's first ever trip to Missouri

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Rested Tigers Travel to Texas. (Previewing Auburn vs. Texas A&M)

TAMU Preview Kirk

Who will throw to Christian Kirk?

     War Eagle, everybody! It’s time now for another Auburn football preview! The Tigers take a bye in week 9 of the 2017 college football season, then head to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M. On paper, this is a very favorable situation for Auburn. Texas A&M has been notorious the past 3 seasons for November slides, and this one will be played on November 4th. Seems Auburn typically plays the Aggies early or at midseason in Auburn, and isn’t ready. The College Station games have usually been played later in the year, and Auburn has come out on top both times. Auburn is widely expected to contend for the SEC West title this year, while lofty predictions such as that have been few and far between from the Aggie camp, where head coach Kevin Sumlin is reportedly on the “hot seat,” this season. I thought it was quite telling when Sumlin skipped the post-game press conference after the Aggie spring game.

     This year, The Auburn Tigers will have opened the season with Georgia Southern, then traveled to Clemson. Auburn will then enjoy an early homecoming game against Mercer, before traveling to Missouri, prior to a home clash with Mississippi State. The Rebels follow at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the following week, before a road trip to LSU. Auburn then travels to Fayetteville to fight Arkansas, before a well-earned bye week. Texas A&M opens at the Rose Bowl, taking on UCLA. Home tuneups follow against Nichols State and Louisiana-Lafayette. The Aggies then head to Arlington Texas, to take on Arkansas. September finishes at home against South Carolina, then the first week of October, Alabama comes to College Station. The Aggies then travel to Florida, before a bye week on October 21st. Texas A&M finishes October hosting Mississippi State, before Auburn comes to town.

     Every spring and summer since Texas A&M joined the SEC, it seems that there’s a question of who will start at quarterback in the coming fall, and this year is no different. There is a three way race once again this year, although my guess would be that as talented as he may be, the coaches will try to redshirt true freshman Kellen Mond. Mond appears to have the most upside of the candidates, but I can’t see an embattled head coach rolling the dice with a true freshman in the SEC West, unless there’s no choice. Mond and redshirt freshman Nick Starkel did make a play or three during the Aggie spring game, but also had long stretches where neither was very accurate. The most experienced candidate, senior Jake Hubenak, had only 47 passing yards on 13 attempts, and really didn’t try to throw it downfield.

     The past couple of years, a list of Texas A&M receivers tended to make one’s eyes bug a bit, at the huge collection of talent and speed present. Names like Ricky Seals-Jones, Speedy Noil, Jeremy Tabuyo and Josh Reynolds kept defensive coaches awake at night. The coaches will sleep better this year, as all 4 guys are headed to the NFL. That said, junior Aggie receiver Christian Kirk is at the top of a lot of preseason all-star lists. Still, teams will double-cover Kirk, and try to pressure the Aggie quarterbacks, till it is proven dangerous to do so.

     With a lot of unknowns in the passing game, I expect the Aggie offense to be more balanced, this season. The Aggies should have a solid offensive line, great running backs, and an emerging tight end group with a lot of promise. I expect the offense to start out featuring sophomore running back Trayveon Martin, who led the team in rushing last season with 1057 yards.

     The defense took some massive blows during the off-season, and this was a unit that basically collapsed down the stretch last year. Star defensive ends Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall headed to the NFL, and the top two tacklers in the back seven, Shaan Washington and Justin Evans are gone as well. A few weeks ago, it was revealed that junior starting cornerback Nick Harvey will miss the upcoming season after knee surgery. I did not see much in the Aggie spring game but cushion coverage. Still guys got open, and occasionally gashed the patchwork secondary. The Aggies do have a good starting defensive tackle rotation, but will have to find a lot of answers before the season begins in September.

     The Aggie special teams were surprisingly decent last season, and with nearly every piece of the puzzle returning, I would not be surprised if the Aggies are great, this year. One thing that stood out to me was that Texas A&M returned 4 punts for touchdowns, 3 by Christian Kirk. The Tigers will have to punt away from him!

Unit matchups, after the jump!

Auburn defensive line vs. Texas A&M offensive line: Auburn brings a big, athletic defensive line back this season. Likely starters at tackle are junior Dontavius Russell and sophomore Derrick Brown. Sophomore strong-side end Marlon Davidson was a beast on A-Day. The buck side will likely be manned by a combination of junior Jeffery Holland and senior transfer Paul James III. Auburn has a good bit of depth behind the starters, as well. Texas A&M shuffled some pieces around this spring, moving sophomore Colton Prater to center. Former center Erik McCoy has been moved to left guard, after some high-snap issues last season. Junior Connor Lanfear at right guard should give the Aggies a solid interior line. At the tackle spots, junior Koda Martin should be solid on the left, and the Aggies will try junior Keaton Sutherland. Advantage: Even.

Auburn linebackers vs. Texas A&M backs: The Auburn Tigers have a good cross-trained quartet of upper echelon SEC-caliber linebackers. Junior Deshaun Davis, senior Tre’ Williams, junior Darrell Williams and junior Montravious Atkinson can play all three positions, and we might see any combination of these players out on the field at a given time. Sophomore Trayveon Williams headlines this group, and he’ll be spelled by senior journeyman Keith Ford. Last year, a tired Auburn defense gave up a late 89 yard run to Trayveon Williams. Before that, the defense had held Williams and Ford to 66 rushing yards on 19 carries. Advantage: Auburn.

Auburn corners vs. Texas A&M receivers: Auburn has a fairly good combination of starting corners, in junior Carlton Davis and sophomore Javaris Davis. The Tigers are hoping that Jamel Dean will be healthy this fall, as he is one of the fastest players on the team. Sophomore Jeremiah Dinson could move over from nickelback, if needed. Last season, Auburn blanketed star A&M receiver Christian Kirk, allowing him only 22 yards on 5 catches, and figures to again. The Aggies once again do have some top-end talent at wide receiver, but none of it is proven. After strong springs, we’ll pencil in senior Damion Ratley, redshirt freshman Quartney Davis and sophomore transfer Kirk Merritt in on the outside. Advantage: Auburn.

Auburn safeties vs. Texas A&M secondary receivers and quarterback: Auburn’s starting unit features seniors Tray Matthews and Stephen Roberts at safety, and sophomore Jeremiah Dinson at nickel back. There’s not much depth here, beyond senior Nick Ruffin, who’ll probably see as much playing time as the starters. The Tigers are solid here, as long as no one gets hurt. In the slot, Texas A&M is young, with freshman Jharmon Ausbon and redshirt freshman Clyde Chriss showing during the spring game. Senior tight end Kalvin Cline and sophomore Aaron Hansford are solid blockers, and are an emerging threat in the passing game. Advantage: Auburn.

Punting: Sophomore Ian Shannon will likely get the nod as Auburn’s starting punter, after a couple of years of waiting in the wings. Shannon has looked good on A-Day a year ago, in warmups. The Tigers gave up only 19 punt return yards last season, on 6 punts, for a stifling 3.2 yards per return. The Tigers are still auditioning for the punt returner job. It’s thought that senior Stephen Roberts has the inside track, after returning 6 punts last season for 100 yards. Senior punter Shane Tripucka was good for the Aggies last season, averaging 42.9 yards per punt. Texas A&M gave up 5.2 yards per return. In the return department, Christian Kirk was electric, averaging 21.69 yards per return on 13 returns. Teams really didn’t want to kick it to him, as the season progressed. Advantage: Texas A&M.

Kickoffs: Daniel Carlson was very good kicking off last season, notching 57 touchbacks on 72 kickoffs. When Auburn did allow returns, opponents averaged only 18.0 yards per return. Junior Kerryon Johnson is Auburn’s most experienced return man returning, and he averaged 22.2 yards per return last season. Few kickers can come even close to Carlson’s ability to kick touchbacks, but the Aggies have sophomore Braden Mann, who booted 55 touchbacks on 76 kickoffs. Texas A&M gave up 19.8 yards per return. The Aggies were also one of the better kick return teams in the SEC last season, averaging 23.6 yards per return, although the leader, Justin Evans is gone. I would expect Trayveon Williams and Christian Kirk to spend time here this season, and the Aggies will be just as explosive. Advantage: Texas A&M.

Place kicking: Auburn sophomore Daniel Carlson is the man for Auburn. Carlson was 28 of 32 on field goals, and perfect on extra points. One of Carlson’s misses was a block by Vanderbilt. Texas A&M returns junior kicker Daniel LaCamera, who hit on 17 of 24 field goal attempts. Advantage: Auburn.

Auburn offensive line vs. Texas A&M defensive line: It’s still not settled who’ll start for Auburn on the line, although the starters looked pretty good on A-Day. It seems the tackle spots are set, with seniors Darius James and Braden Smith. Senior Austin Golson will likely start at center, although Auburn is bringing in senior transfer center Casey Dunn from Jax State. If Dunn starts, Golson could move to guard. Also transferring in this fall is former Florida State starting guard Wilson Bell. Bell is expected to start at one of the guard spots. If Dunn does not beat Golson out, the other likely starting guard would be sophomore Mike Horton. The Aggies return some beef in the middle, led by senior Zaycoven Henderson, and junior Kingsley Keke, who appears to be on the verge of breaking out as a star. Junior Daylon Mack provides depth. Defensive end is a work in progress. Our guess at the end of spring is seniors Jarrett Johnson and Qualen Cunningham will hang in as starters with some experience. Behind those two, JUCO transfer Michael Clemons is expected to contribute early. Beyond that, things get thin. Advantage: Auburn.

Auburn backs vs. Texas A&M linebackers: Auburn features junior H-back Chandler Cox blowing open holes. Running behind the big H-back will be massive junior Kamryn Pettway, and the shifty junior Kerryon Johnson in reserve. The Aggies do return some talent at linebacker, but much of it is unproven. The depth chart right now looks like either junior Otaro Alaka or sophomore Tyrel Dodson in the middle, with junior Richard Moore and freshman Anthony Hines outside. Depending on whether Dodson starts, or Hines doesn’t live up to his billing, Alaka could move to an outside linebacker spot. Advantage: Auburn.

Auburn receivers vs. Texas A&M: At the end of spring, it looked like Auburn’s two starting outside guys were sophomore Nate Craig-Myers and sophomore Darius Slayton. Both guys can fly, have good height, and great hands. Redshirt freshman Marquis McClain had a great A-Day, and is someone to watch out for on the outside, as well. Texas A&M was shaky at corner last season, and is now down a starter. Senior Priest Willis will start at one spot. The other side is a guessing game. I’m guessing we will see sophomores Charles Oliver and Roney Elam. Advantage: Auburn.

Auburn secondary receivers and quarterback vs. Texas A&M safeties: Auburn has potential threats here, starting with wickedly fast junior slot receiver Will Hastings. Sophomore Eli Stove can also fly. Tight ends Jalen Harris and Sal Cannella are expected to be a big part of the passing game as well. Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham is likely the starter. In 6 games as a freshman at Baylor, Stidham was electric. That trend continued during A-Day this spring, as Stidham was deadly accurate, and showed great mobility. Texas A&M is fairly strong at safety, and should be able to be a big help against the run. Seniors Armani Watts and Donovan Wilson have been around the block, and are very capable. Watts is the leader of the defense. Advantage: Even.

     Every SEC team suffers attrition though a tough schedule, and is limping a bit in spots, by November. Both Auburn and Texas A&M the past 5 seasons have stumbled in November in recent years, so it’s hard for me to see any advantage, there. Likely, this game will feature a couple of programs going in opposite directions. If either team doesn’t win most of its games coming into this contest, the result will likely be lopsided.

     On paper, I like Auburn’s chances. Auburn seems to be set at most spots, and where there are questions, it is typically because Auburn has really good options still competing. There are several spots on the Texas A&M starting lineup where they are still trying to find SEC-caliber players to plug in. On the other hand, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has been known to field dangerous offenses over the years, no matter who he has to plug in at midseason.

Prediction: A rested Auburn team takes on an Aggie team that has a brutal October, with Alabama, MSU and Florida. Auburn has too much on both lines of scrimmage for the Aggies. Tigers win it, 27-13.

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 44

There are 44 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 44 in SEC football history is Tennessee safety Bobby Majors.

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There are 44 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 44 in SEC football history is Tennessee safety Bobby Majors.

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AU SEC Network Takeover – July 20

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Auburn Athletics to Launch 24-hour TuneIn Channel

'Means a lot to Auburn' - coaches, legends tee it up at Barbasol Pro-Am

When Jason Campbell throws a football, he can deliver it within inches of his intended target time after time. When hitting a golf ball? Not so much.

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M. Golf. 'Means a lot to Auburn' - coaches, legends tee it up at Barbasol Pro-Am

When Jason Campbell throws a football, he can deliver it within inches of his intended target time after time. When hitting a golf ball? Not so much.

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When Jason Campbell throws a football, he can deliver it within inches of his intended target time after time. When hitting a golf ball? Not so much.

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General News. Auburn Athletics to Launch 24-hour TuneIn Channel

Auburn Athletics and the Auburn Sports Network will launch a 24/7, 365-day TuneIn channel dedicated to Auburn sports on Monday, July 24, becoming the first school with a channel fully programmed and scheduled.

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Jay Jacobs uses Barbasol Pro-Am as advertising opportunity for Auburn - Opelika Auburn News


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Jay Jacobs uses Barbasol Pro-Am as advertising opportunity for Auburn
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Gus Malzahn wraps up offseason at Pro-Am of Barbasol Championship
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Wednesday Football & Other Tiger Tidbits

Auburn football, basketball and softball are the featured topics in Wednesday's edition of Tiger Tidbits from Inside the Auburn Tigers and AUTigers.com.

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Gus Malzahn wraps up offseason at Pro-Am of Barbasol Championship

SEC Media Days may be the unofficial kickoff of the college football season but Wednesday was essentially the end of Gus Malzahn's offseason.

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SEC Media Days may be the unofficial kickoff of the college football season but Wednesday was essentially the end of Gus Malzahn's offseason.

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Auburn 'continuing to work' on scheduling Notre Dame, Jay Jacobs says

Auburn and Notre Dame are still discussing a future non-conference football game.

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Auburn 'continuing to work' on scheduling Notre Dame, Jay Jacobs says

Auburn and Notre Dame are still discussing a future non-conference football game.

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I Want Notre Dame. And Others

Barbasol Championship Auburn Photo Gallery

Scenes from Wednesday's pro-am at the Barbasol Championship at Grand National.

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Southeastern Risers in the New Scout 300

Scout takes a look at several South rankings risers in the updated Scout Top 300 after summer evaluations all over the country.

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Verne Lundquist on plans this fall: 'Gonna call Gary and say, 'what the hell were you thinking?'

He is retired and doesn't appear to have any interest coming back. But he will be watching, that's for sure. Long-time CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist told Richard Johnson of SB Nation on Wednesday he plans on tuning into Gary Danielson and Brad...

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Verne Lundquist on plans this fall: 'Gonna call Gary and say, 'what the hell were you thinking?'

He is retired and doesn't appear to have any interest coming back. But he will be watching, that's for sure. Long-time CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist told Richard Johnson of SB Nation on Wednesday he plans on tuning into Gary Danielson and Brad...

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Conference Preview: AAC West

Tommy Tuberville joins ESPN as college football game analyst

Tommy Tuberville is headed to television.

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Tommy Tuberville joins ESPN as college football game analyst

Tommy Tuberville is headed to television.

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2017 could mark new era for quarterback play in SEC

The SEC could see some serious star power at quarterback this season after several down years of play at the position across the conference.

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2017 could mark new era for quarterback play in SEC

The SEC could see some serious star power at quarterback this season after several down years of play at the position across the conference.

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AU Football Preview 17: Defensive Tackles

Defensive tackles are featured in this preview of the 2017 Auburn football Tigers.

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That time Auburn tried to replace the ‘AU’ logo and people went loco

AL.com All-Access: Predicting Alabama and Auburn's next 3 commits

Join us on AL.com All-Access at 10 a.m. CT

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AL.com All-Access: Predicting Alabama and Auburn's next 3 commits

Join us on AL.com All-Access at 10 a.m. CT

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Former Auburn star Carnell Williams reflects on career, talks future goals

Williams, who was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in May, was named the top high school running back in the last 25 years by AL.com last week

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Former Auburn star Carnell Williams reflects on career, talks future goals

Williams, who was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in May, was named the top high school running back in the last 25 years by AL.com last week

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Auburn's Gus Malzahn on Bobby Dodd Trophy watch list

Like eight of Auburn's players, Gus Malzahn has made a preseason watch list.

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Auburn's Gus Malzahn on Bobby Dodd Trophy watch list

Like eight of Auburn's players, Gus Malzahn has made a preseason watch list.

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Swimming & Diving. S&D sends nine to World Championships

The best in the swimming world are in Budapest for the 2017 FINA World Championships, July 23-30, and this year there will be nine current or former Auburn swimmers competing.

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2017 ITAT Football Guides Now Available

The 2017 Inside the Auburn Tigers Football Guide is on sale now. Check out how to order your copy!

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