AuburnFamilyNews.com: February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tigers Looking for Road Win at UGA

The Auburn basketball Tigers are headed to Athens to play the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn opens spring practice



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Baseball Tigers Can't Overcome Poor Start

Auburn suffered its second loss of the baseball season on Tuesday at Plainsman Park.

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Football. Auburn begins spring practice 'in a great spot'

New players. New positions. New assistant coaches. Auburn started spring practice Tuesday, Gus Malzahn's fifth season as head coach, with the Tigers "in a great spot."

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A-Club. Chantel Tremitiere Story

I'm not sure if I could have written a better story than when I was here, said Chantel Tremitiere with a smile.

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Baseball. Baseball drops close game with Samford, 7-6

Senior first baseman Daniel Robert extended his on-base streak to 24 games with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate including a three-run double, but Auburn baseball fell to Samford 7-6 Tuesday at Plainsman Park.

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Auburn begins spring practice 'in a great spot'

New players. New positions. New assistant coaches. Auburn started spring practice Tuesday, Gus Malzahn's fifth season as head coach, with the Tigers "in a great spot."

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Jeremiah Dinson returns, 2 other Auburn cornerbacks out with injuries

Watch Dinson move during Tuesday's practice

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Jeremiah Dinson returns, 2 other Auburn cornerbacks out with injuries

Watch Dinson move during Tuesday's practice

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Auburn Spring Football 2017: Photo Gallery 1

Photos from Auburn's opening spring football practice of 2017 are featured.

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Smith Getting A Look at Tackle

Auburn opened spring football practice with one of its key players at a different position.

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What Auburn expects from Jarrett Stidham during spring

Outside expectations on Jarrett Stidham are limitless.

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What Auburn expects from Jarrett Stidham during spring

Outside expectations on Jarrett Stidham are limitless.

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Daniel Sprinkle struggles, Auburn baseball rally falls short in loss to Samford

Auburn lost to Samford, 7-6, on Tuesday at Plainsman Park.

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Softball. Kasey Cooper Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

Cooper is one of 30 players up for the annual award, including three from the SEC

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A-Club. Q and A with Greg Williams - Auburn Graduate

Q and A with Greg Williams - Auburn Graduate

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What Auburn plans to do with top 2 wide receivers out until after spring break

Auburn's two most productive returning wide receivers will miss the start of spring practice but are expected to return after spring break.

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What Auburn plans to do with top 2 wide receivers out until after spring break

Auburn's two most productive returning wide receivers will miss the start of spring practice but are expected to return after spring break.

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Gus Malzahn 'can see a difference' in quarterback Woody Barrett this offseason

Woody Barrett redshirted as a freshman in 2016 but will have a chance to compete for the starting job this spring.

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Gus Malzahn 'can see a difference' in quarterback Woody Barrett this offseason

Woody Barrett redshirted as a freshman in 2016 but will have a chance to compete for the starting job this spring.

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Cancer survivors Brodarious Hamm, Tashawn Manning cleared for spring practice

Offensive lineman Brodarious Hamm and defensive lineman Tashawn Manning will be limited this spring as they make their returns to the field following separate cancer diagnoses.

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Cancer survivors Brodarious Hamm, Tashawn Manning cleared for spring practice

Offensive lineman Brodarious Hamm and defensive lineman Tashawn Manning will be limited this spring as they make their returns to the field following separate cancer diagnoses.

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Watch Jarrett Stidham hit the field for Auburn's first spring practice

Auburn's new transfer quarterback, Jarrett Stidham, makes his spring practice debut.

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Watch Jarrett Stidham hit the field for Auburn's first spring practice

Auburn's new transfer quarterback, Jarrett Stidham, makes his spring practice debut.

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5 Auburn players with the most to lose during 2017 spring practice

Which players could potentially fall down the depth chart?

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5 Auburn players with the most to lose during 2017 spring practice

Which players could potentially fall down the depth chart?

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Auburn practice observations: Jarrett Stidham with first-team offense

Updates from Auburn's opening spring practice of 2017

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Auburn practice observations: Jarrett Stidham with first-team offense

Updates from Auburn's opening spring practice of 2017

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Auburn's Braden Smith will 'start out' at right tackle this spring

Smith has made 25 of his 27 career starts at right guard for Auburn.

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Auburn's Braden Smith will 'start out' at right tackle this spring

Smith has made 25 of his 27 career starts at right guard for Auburn.

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When is Auburn appearing at SEC Media Days 2017?

For the first time in five years, Gus Malzahn will not be the first coach to appear during SEC Media Days.

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Former Auburn assistant Scott Fountain could return as analyst on Gus Malzahn's staff

Fountain spent four seasons as Auburn's tight ends and H-backs coach before being relieved of his duties earlier this month.

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Former Auburn assistant Scott Fountain could return as analyst on Gus Malzahn's staff

Fountain spent four seasons as Auburn's tight ends and H-backs coach before being relieved of his duties earlier this month.

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Malzahn: Auburn QB battle unlikely to be settled in spring (The Associated Press)

Auburn's quarterback competition during the spring will likely be minus injured incumbent Sean White, which means coach Gus Malzahn expects the battle to continue until fall camp. The Tigers came into spring practice starting Tuesday with new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey divvying snaps among five quarterbacks, including former Baylor starter Jarrett Stidham. ''He's done a few things with the trainers, and he's tried to throw some things,'' Malzahn said.

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Malzahn Wants Quick Evaluation On QBs

Gus Malzahn talks about his quarterback situation as the Tigers begin spring drills.

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Auburn Tigers Women’s Basketball: Heading into SEC Tournament against Georgia

Here we discuss Auburn basketball as the women head into the SEC Tournament as the No. 9 seed against the No. 8 seed Georgia. Auburn basketball has drawn many parallels between both the men and the women, both of whom are close to ending the season. The Auburn Tigers women’s basketball team faces Georgia to enter the […]

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Auburn QB Sean White to miss spring practice, opening opportunity for Jarrett Stidham (Dr. Saturday)

New Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham will have ample opportunity to make an impression during spring practice. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday, via AuburnSports.com, that returning quarterback Sean White would likely miss the entirety of spring practice. White suffered a broken right forearm during Auburn’s Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma and played the first half with the injury.

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Tap the brakes on hyping new Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham

His former private quarterback coach said, " I expect nothing short of a championship and a Heisman." That irrational exuberance is unfair and unwise.

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Tap the brakes on hyping new Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham

His former private quarterback coach said, " I expect nothing short of a championship and a Heisman." That irrational exuberance is unfair and unwise.

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Softball. Schedule Change for Wilson/DeMarini Classic

Tigers will now face College of Charleston (twice), Liberty and Texas State at Jane B. Moore Field

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Auburn Football Spring Practice 2017: Gus Malzahn Opening Press Conference 28 February 2017

It's been two months since we had anything on the field to talk about. Now the Tigers are hitting the field for Spring Practice

Football is back! Gus Malzahn met with the media today prior to Auburn's first spring practice of the year. Did he have a lot of updates? You betcha he did.

Departures:

One of the first things Gus Malzahn did is go through who has departed the team. They are OL Deon Mix (graduate transfer), LB Cameron Toney (graduating), S Markell Boston (shown the door), and DB/LB Stephen Davis Jr (was on campus but not really a part of the team last fall).

Of those, I'd say the biggest blow is Deon Mix. His name was mentioned as a possibility to work his way onto the offensive line. Hopefully, he'll still follow Auburn Softball and give us his awesome reaction videos on Twitter. The others weren't exactly major contributors.

And, because I read the comments on a previous article, this is fairly normal attrition. Every program has it.

Injuries/Missing Time:

Kyle Davis is attending to "personal issues" and will be back after Spring Break.

Sean White will be very limited at best.

Jamel Dean and Jayvaughn Myers will not participate in spring practice due to the injuries they were dealing with in 2016 that led to them red shirting.

Darius Slayton had hernia surgery and is out at least for a little while.

Kenny Britt (early enrollee) has a leg issue.

Jauntavius Johnson is out for a reason I couldn't find.

We go into every spring with players injured that we didn't know about. Sometimes they're issues that needed to be taken care of last year, but they could - and did - wait for the off season. With Britt, it's not surprising that a player coming from high school may have had some issues that need to be addressed now that he has the resources of a university to help.

I really hope Kyle Davis' situation is nothing major. We really need him back this fall. He will be a killer weapon for the QB (whichever one wins the job).

The ones that hurt the most are Dean and Myers. Auburn needs to replace some key players in the defensive backfield, and both of them could be in line for a lot of playing time.

Back From Injury/Illness:

Welcome back Jeremiah Dinson! After the cheap shot block Ricky Seals-Jones put on him in the 2015 Texas A&M game, the DB is cleared to go.

Paul James III is cleared to go following his injury that ended his season early on last year.

In even better news, but Tashawn Manning and Brodarious Hamm have kicked cancer's ass and are cleared to play!

Other notes:

Don't expect a starting QB to be named this spring (no surprise there).

Chip Lindsey will make us more balanced and was brought in to update the passing game. Also things we suspected/knew already. Gus hit on his QB development abilities as a key reason for the hire, too.

Speaking of QBs, while John Franklin III will start at QB, Gus made it clear that there is the chance he'll move to a different position.

Austin Golson will be at Center this Spring. That's not surprising since Casey Dunn won't be on campus, yet, and you don't waste a player with experience like Golson's when you're trying to make sure everyone knows the basics. Why move someone who already is a rock at that position when you're trying to get the rest of the OL better?

Byron Cowart has definitely moved to Defensive Tackle. He may, though, still get some work at DE if needed.

Gus has three goals for the Spring:

1) Understanding the base offense and defense. Be very simple and instill the discipline and knowledge.

2) Find the strengths of the team in offense, defense, and special teams.

3) Everyone on the field gets better.



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Softball Spotlight: An Interview With Kendall Veach

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The past two years have seen a massive rise in popularity for Auburn softball. Coach Clint Myers’ arrival on the Plains transformed a fledgling program, firmly in the shadow of cross-state rival Alabama, into a national powerhouse.

Auburn’s back-to-back SEC Championships and runner-up finish in last year’s Women’s College World Series finals to Oklahoma will forever cement players such as Tiffany Howard, Jade Rhodes, Emily Carosone, and  Kasey Cooper in Auburn lore. Even the casual fan will remember them because of their role in establishing Auburn as a preeminent SEC softball program.

Though Cooper and a handful of other good players such as Haley Fagan and Carlee Wallace remain on the roster, there were serious questions about who would replace the pillars on which Auburn softball was built into a powerhouse program. 

Before the season, we knew that Alyssa Rivera, Justus Perry, and Tannon Snow were possible replacements. All of these young ladies came out of high school as some of the country’s top recruits, and they looked the part in the fall season as the Tigers steamrolled competition. Auburn’s hot bats looked as good as ever, even with young replacements like Snow. Tannon slid right into the lineup, replacing Jade Rhodes both at bat and on first base. 

Yet, when the Tigers headed to Puerto Vallarta to begin the 2017 season, Snow didn’t make the trip due to an undisclosed illness. In her place would be Kendall Veach, who started just one game in 2016 but appeared in 23 games. She batted .263 in 19 at-bats and logged more walks (7) than hits (5) with only one hit going for extra bases. 

Expectations were low for the second start of her young career in Mexico. After a first inning strikeout, Veach blasted the first home run of her career and added another later that day. She hasn’t slowed down since and is tied with Courtney Shea for the team lead with four homers, while batting .244 and sitting at third in RBIs (12). She is second in slugging percentage at .578, just behind Shea.

How does it feel for the sophomore from Selma, Alabama go from bench player to cleanup hitter on America’s No. 2 ranked team? Track ‘Em Tigers was able to interview her soon after the Tigers’ return from Mexico. Here is what she had to say:

TET: Fans were treated to a completely new lineup this year, compared to last year. In particular, Kasey Cooper moved to leadoff from the three-hole spot. That move certainly makes sense, considering how often they walk Cooper. Other than that, fans were certainly surprised to see you hitting cleanup. Can you tell us how it feels to be hitting in that spot? What is the pressure like? Can you give us a feel for the dynamic of the team throughout the lineup?

Kendall: “It feels great to know that the coaches have confidence in me to put me as cleanup. The pressure is definitely there but knowing my teammates and coaches believe in me to get the job done, the pressure never gets overwhelming. Our lineup this year is strong and full of potential. When we start clicking we are going to be dangerous.”

TET: Expectations from fans may have been a bit low, considering that you were supposed to be a backup. Your first at bat didn’t go so well. You surprised fans not once, but twice afterwards. Can you walk us through those at bats? What did you see? How did you feel? What was the feeling in each at bat?

Kendall: “Playing Oklahoma [the No. 1 team in the nation] in Mexico was only my second start at Auburn. Therefore, I was anxious during my first at bat. Not doing so hot after the at bat, I calmed my nerves and replayed all the pitches I got. So when I came up next, I knew exactly what pitch I wanted, and I knew when I got that pitch I was going to put my best swing on it. And that’s exactly what happened in my second and fourth at bats. It was an awesome feeling jogging home to meet my teammates who were excited and cheering for me!”

TET: Softball, even going back two years, wasn’t a fan favorite at Auburn when you were recruited. That has certainly changed. What do you think of the fans and the atmosphere around Auburn?

Kendall: “The Myers have completely changed the reputation of Auburn softball. They turned this team into a top ranked team in three years and have been contenders for the WCWS for two years. The atmosphere now is incredible. We have the most supportive fan base here. It’s truly awesome to know that the fans have our backs through the wins and losses.”

TET: Auburn was invited to the Triple Crown tournament two years ago, before the run into the Women’s College World Series. The Tigers lucked up getting Auburn vs Oklahoma. Can you tell us about how they prepared and what your mindset was going into this game? Fans only saw the games. Tell us about the experiences off the field in Puerto Vallarta. 

Kendall: “We worked very hard and put everything we had into preparation for the tournament and the season. We were obviously very excited to play Oklahoma, but we treated it just like any other game. I think that was a big reason for our success against them. It was very enjoyable and something I’ll remember forever. The scenery was beautiful, and the time by the pool wasn’t half bad either. It was also very special for me that my parents could make the trip down with us; having them there took the experience from special to priceless.”

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ITAT HD: Malzahn Previews Spring Practice

Auburn's Gus Malzahn previews spring practice for the Tigers.

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Tuesday Auburn Football Notes

Updates on Auburn football will be made throughout the day as Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers open spring drills.

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John Franklin III will 'start out at quarterback' during Auburn spring practice

John Franklin III will begin spring practice competing for Auburn's starting quarterback job, but that might not last very long.

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John Franklin III will 'start out at quarterback' during Auburn spring practice

John Franklin III will begin spring practice competing for Auburn's starting quarterback job, but that might not last very long.

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Alabama Roots: Who's jump the farthest at the NFL Combine?

Of all the football players from Alabama's high schools and colleges who've tried to reach the pros, which one covered the most distance in the broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine? The standing broad jump is one of the workout drills that the pro prospects undertake at the annual event. Records from the early combines can be sketchy, but complete data is available starting with the 2000 event. These are the top 15 broad-jump performances since that year by players with Alabama football roots.

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Alabama Roots: Who's jumped the farthest at the NFL Combine?

Of all the football players from Alabama's high schools and colleges who've tried to reach the pros, which one covered the most distance in the broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine? The standing broad jump is one of the workout drills that the pro prospects undertake at the annual event. Records from the early combines can be sketchy, but complete data is available starting with the 2000 event. These are the top 15 broad-jump performances since that year by players with Alabama football roots.

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3 Auburn football players no longer with program

Malzahn announced a trio of departures Tuesday

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4 Auburn football players no longer with program

Malzahn announced the departures Tuesday

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Quarterback Sean White will be limited to start spring practice

Auburn quarterback Sean White will be limited this spring after breaking his forearm in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.

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Quarterback Sean White will be limited to start spring practice

Auburn quarterback Sean White will be limited this spring after breaking his forearm in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.

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Live updates: Gus Malzahn previews Auburn spring practice

Follow along for live updates from today's press conference

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Follow along for live updates from today's press conference

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Tuesday Football & Basketball Tiger Tidbits

Updates from Auburn football, men's basketball, women's hoops, baseball and softball are featured in Tuesday's edition of Tiger Tidbits from Inside the Auburn Tigers and AUTigers.com.

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Building Pitching Depth A Key For Tigers

Auburn baseball cooach Butch Thompson talks about the importance of building pitching depth for the Tigers this season.

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Auburn adds former Southern Miss quarterback as graduate assistant

Auburn has added an offensive graduate assistant with ties to Chip Lindsey.

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Auburn adds former Southern Miss quarterback as graduate assistant

Auburn has added an offensive graduate assistant with ties to Chip Lindsey.

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W. Basketball. Katie Frerking: All-SEC, All-Defensive, SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Auburn senior Katie Frerking was honored with three awards from the Southeastern Conference as the league announced its annual women’s basketball awards Tuesday.

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Auburn softball (14-2) remains No. 2 in coaches poll after 5 shutouts

Auburn softball remained No. 2 in the polls after posting five shutout wins in its most recent six-game home stand.

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AL.com All-Access: State's top prospects trending away from Alabama early?

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AL.com All-Access: State's top prospects trending away from Alabama early?

Join AL.com All-Access this morning at 10

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Auburn Basketball: Previewing Auburn’s last road game at Georgia

Here we take a look at Auburn basketball’s matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs as the Tigers are coming off the loss to Arkansas. Coming off a tough home loss to Arkansas, the Auburn basketball team is looking to end the regular season on a good note with only two more chances to do so. The […]

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Dye-Gest Column: AU Spring Football Goals

College Football Hall of Fame coach Pat Dye writes about spring practice at Auburn in this edition of his Dye-Gest column.

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Bama's top defender Armour-Davis has top six

Four-star cornerback prospect Jalyn Armour-Davis has held offers from coast-to-coast for some time, but on Tuesday he made his first cut-down to a half-dozen. When may he decide between them?

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Projected Auburn depth chart to open spring practice 2017

Projected Auburn depth chart as the Tigers open spring practice

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Projected Auburn depth chart to open spring practice 2017

Projected Auburn depth chart as the Tigers open spring practice

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Link sAUsage: 28 February 2017

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

BASEBALL

The Tigers take on Samford this afternoon at 3 pm at Plainsman Park. The Bulldogs have been a thorn in Auburn's side for a number of years. Winning this one would be big for Butch Thompson.

FOOTBALL

Are you ready for some Spring Football? Because it starts today! I'll try to have something up about Gus Malzahn's press conference this afternoon at some point. Then the Tigers hit the practice field in the late afternoon with one of the only media viewing windows of the Spring. Don't expect to see too much real news. That's par for the course with this staff, though.

Do you want questions for the Tigers before Spring Practice begins? Because we've got them! And, we ranked them by our own special "Heat Status" for those of you who love the "Burning Questions" thing.

Virtual Reality is becoming a big thing in practicing and training football players. Herb Hand is definitely a fan of it. Check out why.

Joey Gatewood is as solid as ever with the Tigers even though we've changed offensive coordinators.



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Auburn has ample experience among defensive backs

Auburn returns several prominent and experienced contributors in the secondary, but also has to make up for the loss of a pair of them too.

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Auburn has ample experience among defensive backs

Auburn returns several prominent and experienced contributors in the secondary, but also has to make up for the loss of a pair of them too.

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Is Jarrett Stidham Auburn's missing puzzle piece?

If there's one player Auburn fans are excited about as the Tigers open spring practice today, it's Jarrett Stidham.

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Is Jarrett Stidham Auburn's missing puzzle piece?

If there's one player Auburn fans are excited about as the Tigers open spring practice today, it's Jarrett Stidham.

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Chip Lindsey Begins New Offensive Era Today at Auburn as Spring Practice Gets Underway

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For the first time in his 25 year coaching career as an offensive coach, Gus Malzhan will not be running his offense. That means the Auburn Tigers may have a different look in 2017 under new offensive coordinator, Chip Lindsey. The formation of that new look starts today as Auburn opens spring practice.

While the Tigers will be looking for players to replace defensive stars Carl Lawson, Montravius Adams, and Rudy Ford, the most pressing questions will be about the offense. Malzahn’s HUNH offense will be altered or replaced with a new scheme.

“This is going to be Chip’s offense,” Malzahn said when he hired Lindsey. “This is going to be his responsibility. I have a lot of trust in him. He’s going to do a great job.” It will be interesting to see if Gus can really hang up the clip board. He says he can but only time will tell.

That’s especially true when Gus’ forte is based on running the football while Lindsey’s reputation is that of a pass heavy OC. Lindsey says meshing the two won’t be a problem. “We’ve all got our own personality that comes out when you design an offense, but the bottom line has never changed,” said Lindsey. “The most important thing is find ways to get the ball to your best players. It’s really that simple.” Could that mean returning to more play action, something we haven’t seen much of since Nick Marshall ran the plays? Or could it possibly mean a return to an Al Borgess type approach?

The similarities in personnel are there for the offense to mirror something of the style of the 2004 undefeated Tigers. Borgess had an NFL talented quarterback in Jason Campbell and two of the league’s top runners in Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams. Lindsey will have five star Baylor QB transfer Jarrett Stidham along with a backfield that includes the league’s leading rusher Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson who scored 11 touchdowns in 2016. And then there’s Malik Miller who is healthy again and expects to make a push for playing time.

Last season was the first time in eight years that Auburn failed to have a receiver total 600 yards in receptions. Expectations are high for Lindsey to turn that around. The likely candidates going in could be Kyle Davis who leads all returnees with 12 receptions for 248 yards and two touchdowns, Eli Stove, Nate Craig-Meyers, and Ryan Davis. And there is the possibility that senior Jason Smith could flourish in a new scheme. Add to that mix the possibility of involving tight ends like JUCO transfer Salvatore Cannella in the passing game and Lindsey should have a lot of options to air it out.

A rebooted offensive line will be a concern with the graduation of left guard Alex Kozan and right tackle Robert Leff. However, coach Herb Hand does have veterans Austin Golson, Braden Smith and Darius James returning. And Prince Tega Wanogho should finally be getting his opportunity.

Lindsey will have 15 spring practices and the April 8th A-Day game to evaluate his talent. It appears from the outside that the tools are there for the Auburn offense to get back to the top of the league. And the journey begins this morning on the practice fields.

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AUBURNTIGERS.COM 'A great Auburn Man' - Kenny Howard dies ... - Auburn Tigers Official Athletic Site


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“We deeply appreciate the loyalty and generosity of Mike and Virginia McCartney and Joey Pierson,” Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs said. “It was an honor for all in attendance to be part of ... A long-time supporter of Auburn University, McCartney has ...



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AU Spring Preview 17: Tight Ends/H-backs

This edition of our spring football series of previews features positions that could play a more prominent role in the offensive schemes under the direction of Offensive Coordinator Chip Lindsey.

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Avery Young waived by New Orleans Saints

Former Auburn offensive tackle Avery Young spent the entire 2016 season with the New Orleans Saints without ever getting to play for the NFL team. Now, he won't get the opportunity after the Saints placed him on waivers on Monday.

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Avery Young waived by New Orleans Saints

Former Auburn offensive tackle Avery Young spent the entire 2016 season with the New Orleans Saints without ever getting to play for the NFL team. Now, he won't get the opportunity after the Saints placed him on waivers on Monday.

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Softball. Auburn Softball Weekly Rewind

Catch up on all things Auburn softball as the 2017 season continues to stroll along

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Baseball. Baseball takes on Samford in Tuesday tilt

Auburn baseball welcomes Samford to Plainsman Park for a Tuesday midweek matchup. First pitch is set for 3 pm on SECN+/WatchESPN.

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W. Tennis. 'Almost like your second home' - England's Georgie Axon makes instant impact for Tiger tennis

Georgie Axon had already scheduled her five official visits. Auburn was not on the list.

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W. Soccer. Box to Box: Courtney Schell

Delve into the details of Courtney Schell's career on the pitch for the Auburn Tigers

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Auburn Football: Questions Surround Auburn as the Tigers Enter Spring Practice

The Auburn football team will take the field Tuesday as spring practice begins on the plains and will wrap up on April 8 with the annual Auburn family reunion known as A-Day. It is becoming somewhat of a tradition for head coach Gus Malzahn and his Auburn Tigers to enter spring practice with a quarterback […]

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Big-time 2019 CB Land enjoys Auburn, LSU next

Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan sophomore cornerback Tayvion Land visited Auburn this past weekend and will likely visit LSU next month.

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Why Herb Hand is a fan of virtual reality training for offensive linemen

Auburn's offensive line coach believes virtual reality training is especially beneficial for young centers.

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Why Herb Hand is a fan of virtual reality training for offensive linemen

Auburn's offensive line coach believes virtual reality training is especially beneficial for young centers.

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'A great Auburn Man' - Kenny Howard dies

So respected was Kenny Howard as an athletic trainer, the expansion Dallas Cowboys offered him a job in the early 60s.

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Football. 'A great Auburn Man' - Kenny Howard dies

So respected was Kenny Howard as an athletic trainer, the expansion Dallas Cowboys offered him a job in the early 60s.

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W. Gymnastics. Tigers Enter Week at No. 18 in RQS Rankings

The Auburn gymnastics team stands at No. 18 this week in the RoadToNationals.com RQS rankings with a score of 196.090.

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Auburn Football 2017 Spring Practice Primer: Questions of Various Degrees of Heat

Let's look at where we are going into Spring Practice.

Look, by now you know the questions that face Auburn heading into Spring Practice tomorrow. You've seen the lists. You've read all of the "5 Burning Questions" articles elsewhere. Some even have 10 or more. So, let's rank a bunch of them by varying degrees of heat.

What Will Chip Lindsey's Offense Look Like?

It's going to look a lot like Gus Malzahn's, that's how it's going to look. At least to the uneducated (like me). I do think there will be a lot more Run-Pass Option plays and the passing game will definitely have new life breathed into it. Auburn's running game, though, should stay close to the same.

Oh, and hopefully it will look fast.

Here's the thing about it, though: we may get a glimpse of what it's going to look like during A-Day, but until Auburn hits the field against Georgia Southern next Fall, we're not really going to know anything. Auburn played at a break-neck pace in A-Day the past few years and that hasn't translated to the regular season. And don't even think you're going to see any innovative new wrinkles in A-Day. They're not going to show the rest of college football what we're going to look like until the season starts. That's why this earns a relatively cool ranking. Do we really want to know about it? Absolutely. Are we going to learn something this spring? Probably not.

Heat Status: Sweet, delicious ice cream sitting in the freezer. It's ice cold right now, but we can't wait to warm it up a bit and consume it later on.

What Will the Offensive Line Look Like?

I mentioned in my position group analysis that this could go so many different ways that it almost doesn't warrant going into detail on it. We'll probably have a decent idea of what the line will look like once Spring ends, but don't forget that transfer Casey Dunn isn't arriving until summer. He'll have a chance to win a starting spot.

This one is a bit warmer on the rankings scale because it's very important. It's still in the relatively cool stage, though, because I trust Herb Hand to build a solid unit no matter who is on the field and because it's another one that we're not going to get complete answers on until Fall Practice. So, it's interesting, but it's not exactly burning.

Heat Status: As cold as the bowl of Texas chili Lydon B. Johnson got mad about and threw against the wall of the Air Force One and then demanded it be cleaned up and the carpet replaced before he got back on the plane an hour later that a former Air Force One Steward I met in the VA once told me about. That guy was awesome. The Steward, not LBJ.

Who Will Fill Josh Holsey and Rudy Ford's Spots on Defense?

Rudy Ford was a key part of Auburn's defensive success last year and so was Josh Holsey. It's a shame that Holsey was left out of so many of the traditional post-season NFL showcase events. He'll get his chance to shine at Auburn's Pro Day, though, and hopefully, will find his way onto a roster.

Now, Auburn has to replace them. There are quite a few candidates to choose from, too. Daniel Thomas did a pretty good job filling in for Ford during the Iron Bowl. Montavious Atkinson could slide back and play Nickel in a role similar to Robenson Therezie at the Star spot a few years back. Stephen Roberts and Nick Ruffin have been building towards more playing time. Then, there are the younger guys. Marlon Character Jr. Jayvaughn Myers. Jeremiah Dinson should be back from his injury.

Those were two key players in Auburn's success last year, and we're going to need some word that someone - preferably more than one - are stepping up to fill the void.

Heat Status: Burning the roof of your mouth on hot pizza that you knew you should have let cool off a bit before you ate it, but dang it, you can't wait that long. It gives you some mild discomfort for a day or two, but it was worth it.

Who Wins The Starting Quarterback Job?

We're going into Spring with a few viable options here, and that feels really good. Will John Franklin III flourish under Chip Lindsey? Will Sean White be healthy enough to compete in the Spring? Will Tyler Queen get his shot? Can Malik Willis make an impact as a true freshman? Is Woody Barrett ready? Will we all laugh at this as Jarrett Stidham rolls through the competition and earns the starting nod?

It's a big question. It's also another one that's not going to get answered this Spring unless Sean White is able to give it 100% during Spring drills. That's why it earns this spot behind the final question.

Heat Status: The first day I was in Kuwait back in 2006, stepped out of a tent with a cool bottle of water I got from a refrigerator, walked 300 yards to another tent, and the water was already warm and my rifle was already too hot to touch without gloves because 135 degrees isn't just hot. It's DAMN hot. And you know it's going to last a long time because it's the desert, so you might as well just get used to it. Like we're going to have to get used to wondering about this question for a few more months.

Who will replace Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson?

Auburn's defense was a big part of last season's success. A big part of the defense's success came from the wrecking crew of Adams and Lawson. This probably would have earned the spot above QB no matter the circumstances, honestly. Just look at the 2014 season and the part of 2015 when we didn't have Lawson and therefore didn't have a good edge rusher. The defense did not play all that well.

Marlon Davidson is a definite candidate on the edge. So is Paul James III. Nick Coe could put his name in the hat as a redshirt freshman. On the inside, I look for Derrick Brown to really step into a big role. Dontavius Russell could have a monster junior season with more playing time. This could also be the time for Byron Cowart to really shine on the interior.

Someone could also pull a Davidson and come out of nowhere. If anyone does that, I'd look for Antwuan Jackson or Nick Coe.

Auburn's offense is probably still going to fight some hiccups along the way. We need to have that dominant defense, again, and that dominant defense begins with a dominant defensive front. That's why this, to me, is the biggest question going into the season. Auburn has struggled severely in seasons where the Tigers don't have a serious pass-rushing threat and otherwise stout defensive line. We have to have that again in 2017.

Heat Status: Hot as the fire of the sun. I ran out of food examples, and this one is really the one on my mind more than anything, so if there's one that deserves true "burning" status, it's this one. I think it really is that important. More so than the QB question, because I think we can win with one of a number of the QBs on the roster as long as the defense can hold.



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Auburn Baseball: Former Tigers on the Cusp of the Majors

Here we discuss five former Auburn baseball players that are currently on the cusp of reaching the major leagues. Spring Training is now in full swing, and there are a handful of former Auburn baseball players in camp for major league teams with a chance to impress the parent club and potentially earn a call […]

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Auburn Baseball: Tigers Sweep Holy Cross, move to 7-1

Here we discuss Auburn baseball‘s sweep over Holy Cross, improving the Tigers’ record to 7-1 as the best start to a season since 2007. The Auburn Tigers baseball team continued its strong start to the 2017 season, sweeping the Holy Cross Crusaders this weekend and moving to 7-1 overall. It’s the team’s best start to […]

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Elite 2020 Jones checks out SEC rivals

Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan freshman cornerback Sheridan Jones visited SEC rivals Alabama and Auburn over the weekend. Following the visits, he spoke with Scout.

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No. 2 OLB impressed by SEC rivals

Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan linebacker Teradja Mitchell visited Alabama and Auburn over the weekend and enjoyed each school.

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5 Auburn players with the most to gain during 2017 spring practice

Five Tigers with the most to gain during the upcoming 15 spring practices

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5 Auburn players with the most to gain during 2017 spring practice

Five Tigers with the most to gain during the upcoming 15 spring practices

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Alabama Roots: Who's done the most bench-press reps at the NFL Combine?

Of all the football players from Alabama's high schools and colleges who've tried to reach the pros, which one did the most repetitions in the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine? The bench press is one of the workout drills that the pro prospects undertake at the annual event, with each participant seeking to bench 225 pounds as many times as he can. Records from the early combines can be sketchy, but complete data is available starting with the 2000 event. These are the top 15 bench-press performances since that year by players with Alabama football roots.

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Alabama Roots: Who's done the most bench-press reps at the NFL Combine?

Of all the football players from Alabama's high schools and colleges who've tried to reach the pros, which one did the most repetitions in the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine? The bench press is one of the workout drills that the pro prospects undertake at the annual event, with each participant seeking to bench 225 pounds as many times as he can. Records from the early combines can be sketchy, but complete data is available starting with the 2000 event. These are the top 15 bench-press performances since that year by players with Alabama football roots.

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Monday Football & Basketball Tiger Tidbits

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

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Bo Nix Spends Quality Time At Auburn

Big-time class of 2019 QB Bo Nix talks about his extended visit to Auburn over the weekend, meeting with the coaches and more.

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M. Basketball. Areas in Auburn Arena Named for Dedicated Support from McCartney and Pierson Families

Mr. Mike and Virginia McCartney and Mr. Joey Pierson each had areas of Auburn Arena named and dedicated to their generous support of Auburn Athletics and specifically the men’s basketball program. Tigers Unlimited Foundation held naming ceremonies for the families prior to the Auburn vs. Arkansas game Saturday.

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AL.com All-Access: Blame hoops for the buzz over spring football

Basketball coaches here like to complain about football's popularity, privately, but they could help balance the scales by making some noise in March.

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AL.com All-Access: Blame hoops for the buzz over spring football

Basketball coaches here like to complain about football's popularity, privately, but they could help balance the scales by making some noise in March.

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Jason Caldwell's Monday Morning QB

Auburn opens spring practice this week and several key positions are worth keeping an eye on for the Tigers.

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Areas in Auburn Arena Named for Dedicated Support from McCartney and Pierson Families

Mr. Mike and Virginia McCartney and Mr. Joey Pierson each had areas of Auburn Arena named and dedicated to their generous support of Auburn Athletics and specifically the men’s basketball program. Tigers Unlimited Foundation held naming ceremonies for the families prior to the Auburn vs. Arkansas game Saturday.

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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

BASEBALL

How did the baseball team do this weekend? They did ok, I guess. If you call sweeping the series, having two pitchers combine for 16 strikeouts Saturday, Friday's starter throwing 6 strikeouts while allowing one hit and no walks, and then scoring 13 runs on Sunday "ok," that is. Read all about it, here.

BASKETBALL

Things didn't go so well against the Hawgs for the men Saturday night. The Tigers couldn't get the lid off the basket in any way, shape, form, or fashion and fell to Arkansas 68-79.

The highlight of the men's game was this kid winning $5k towards his tuition with four straight shots, including a granny shot from half-court.

The ladies, however, did a bit better. They closed out the SEC regular season with a victory over Arkansas and will get a first-round bye in next week's SEC Tournament.

SOFTBALL

Overall, it was a great weekend for the ladies. However, with a sure opportunity to take over the #1 spot on the line Sunday afternoon against James Madison, the Tigers fell in a pitchers' duel, 1-0. See our recap, here.

TENNIS

The ladies scored the highest ranked victory in the history of Auburn Women's Tennis Saturday with a defeat of 5th ranked Texas Tech to win the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic.

FOOTBALL

More "5 questions" lists! This one from AL.com. I'm going to have my own take on this a bit later this afternoon.

If you missed it, we finished up the Post-Signing Day / Pre-Spring Practice position group analysis Friday with the quarterbacks. You can go back and check out all of them in this handy story stream right here.



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Linebacker a position of strength for Auburn this spring

The core of Auburn's defense in 2017 might be its linebacking corps.

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Alabama Roots: Top 10 in All-Pro Selections

The All-Pro first team is the NFL's annual all-star team - the best player at each position for the season. How big a deal is being All-Pro? Seven players from Alabama high schools and colleges have been All-Pro first-teamers at least four times. Six are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the other has been a finalist for induction in both years since becoming eligible.

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Alabama Roots: Top 10 in All-Pro Selections

The All-Pro first team is the NFL's annual all-star team - the best player at each position for the season. How big a deal is being All-Pro? Seven players from Alabama high schools and colleges have been All-Pro first-teamers at least four times. Six are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the other has been a finalist for induction in both years since becoming eligible.

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Linebacker a position of strength for Auburn this spring

The core of Auburn's defense in 2017 might be its linebacking corps.

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Stidham or Bust?

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Auburn football is back. Tomorrow marks the earliest start to spring practice in memory. This one promises to be different. Chip Lindsey now has the keys to the offense and he badly needs a driver.

With Sean White on the mend, attention turns to Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham. All eyes will be on whether this is a coronation or true quarterback competition. We’ve been hearing for what seems like years how incredible Woody Barrett is on the practice field.

Is he still in the mix? It’s funny how fans throw out the old for the new. What about White. It’s hard to argue that he’s not decent when healthy. Will Gus Malzahn and Lindsey give him another chance or are the risks just too high?

The narrative says the job is Stidham’s. Malzahn didn’t bring in a five-star quarterback to sit the bench. But what if? What if Lindsey has other ideas? Barrett should have a much better handle on the offense early on and that could win him points.

The big lights of Auburn are much brighter than Waco. How will a young quarterback with so many expectations handle the pressure. There was once a quarterback named Jeremy Johnson who never adjusted.

If Stidham is as advertised, will Lindsey go ahead and name him starter at the end of spring? There’s a lot of value in having your leader heading into summer workouts. It’s a luxury few of these players have ever known.

As usual, news is expected to be sparse during practice. Few staffs are better at coach speech than those at Auburn. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nick Saban fooled everyone last year by making little mention of Jalen Hurts in the off-season.

It would be somewhat shocking if Stidham’s not the man, but if it’s a true competition anything is possible. Even if White is limited at best, he won’t be a factor in the spring. Are coaches willing to make a call with everyone not at 100 percent?

That’s the million dollar question heading into tomorrow.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cancer Behind, Football Ahead For Two Tigers

Auburn freshmen Brodarious Hamm and Tashawn Manning are done with cancer treatments and now focused on spring football with the Tigers.

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W. Golf. Hualde leads Auburn women's golf to win over Tennessee

The Auburn women’s golf team defeated Tennessee by six strokes at the Auburn vs. Tennessee Challenge carding a 17-over 292-302—594 on Sunday at the AU Club. Freshman Elena Hualde won medalist honors at 4-under 68-72—140.

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Auburn Softball Weekend Wrap-Up: 26 February 2017

The ladies had a good weekend overall, but couldn't close it out Sunday afternoon.

Auburn Softball played two doubleheaders this weekend on Friday and Saturday before closing it out with a single game against #13 James Madison on Sunday. Overall, it was a good weekend. The ladies dominated Friday and Saturday - including a no-hitter against Yale, Unfortunately, it didn't end on a high note with a possible #1 ranking on the line.

The weekend started with a 6-0 victory over North Dakota Thursday night. For the next three games, Auburn's quiet bats came alive in a way we haven't really seen so far this season.

Auburn beat UMass-Lowell 13-0 in Game One on Friday. They then turned right around and beat North Dakota again, 8-0. Saturday afternoon began with the 9-0 no-hitter of Yale. All three of those games were run-rule victories.

The Saturday afternoon game against James Madison was most definitely not a run-rule win. The Tigers did win that one 4-0, though, which gave the Tigers yet another Top 15 victory on the season.

Sunday, though, saw a pitchers' duel between JMU's ace Megan Good and Auburn's Makayla Martin. JMU was one of the few teams to beat Auburn early on last season. They made it to a Super Regional last year. The Dukes have an excellent team, but Auburn in front of the home crowd still expected to come away with the win. Good shut down the Tigers' batters and the Dukes' one run was enough for them to take Sunday's game.

With that win, Auburn likely lost the sure-thing to be the #1 team in the nation when the rankings come out next week. The Tigers now have two losses compared to Florida's one. The one thing Auburn has going for it is that the Tigers' two losses have been against Top 15 ranked teams.

There were good things to come out of the weekend, that's for sure. Auburn's pitching is near dominant. The Tigers allowed one run the whole time. Makayla Martin and Kaylee Carlson are doing everything needed to win games. They've only allowed three runs twice this season and never more than that.

With Auburn's normally strong offense, that should be enough for the Tigers to be undefeated. Unfortunately, the bats just haven't come alive as much as we'd like. Normal stalwart Kasey Cooper has started off the season struggling at the plate. Hopefully, that gets turned around soon. If it does, then Auburn will be nigh unbeatable.

The Tigers next game will be Thursday afternoon as they welcome Liberty to the Plains. First pitch will be 6 pm Central. Then, they'll have another weekend tournament with the Wilson/DeMarini Classic against Savannah State, Texas State, and College of Charleston

Official Site Recaps:

Auburn 6 - North Dakota 0.

Auburn 13 - Umass-Lowell 0 & Auburn 8 - North Dakota 0.

Auburn 9 - Yale 0 & Auburn 4 - James Madison 0.

Auburn 0 - James Madison 1.



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Baseball. Auburn Baseball Notebook - Feb. 26

Updates from Auburn's perfect 4-0 week including a sweep of Holy Cross at Plainsman Park

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Baseball. Auburn sweeps Holy Cross with 13-4 Sunday blowout

Jay Estes had three hits with two RBI and Will Holland hit his first career home run as Auburn baseball completed the sweep of Holy Cross with a 13-4 win Sunday at Plainsman Park.

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W. Basketball. Auburn women win road finale at Arkansas, 70-64

Auburn used a 30-point fourth quarter to fight back from a seven-point deficit to end the regular season with a 70-64 win at Arkansas Sunday afternoon.

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Softball. Auburn Drops Tight Contest to No. 13 James Madison

The Tigers (14-2) snapped a 13-game winning streak overall in the seven-inning affair

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Auburn Baseball Sweeps Holy Cross in Dominating Weekend Performance

The Tigers continued their winning ways with fantastic pitching performances.

Auburn Baseball's 2017 season has gotten off to a hot start, as the Tigers are currently 7-1 with only a late blown lead to George Washington last Saturday from being undefeated.

Friday: Auburn 7 - Holy Cross 0.

Keegan Thompson's return to the mound following Tommy John surgery has proven as amazing as we could have hoped. He started the fun Friday afternoon throwing 8 innings with 6 strikeouts and only allowing one hit and one walk.

Auburn scored got the scoring started early in this one with 4 runs in the first. Daniel Robert continued his on-base streak to get things started with the first RBI when Auburn opened with three straight singles. The good guys added more insurance with a run in the 6th and 2 in the 8th to reach the final score of 7-0.

Bo Decker picked up two RBIs - one in the first and one in the 6th - to lead the scoring efforts. Josh Anthony, Dylan Ingram, and Jonah Todd also added RBIs. Corey Herndon entered the game in the 9th in relief of Thompson and closed the game out for the first win.

Saturday: Auburn 4 - Holy Cross 0.

The bats weren't quite as active Saturday afternoon, but the pitching was even more dominant than Friday.

Sophomore Casey Mize started on the mound and racked up 12 strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. He allowed 4 hits and one walk. Cole Lipscomb came on in relief in the 6th inning and finished the game off with 4 strikeouts of his own while allowing only 2 hits and no walks.

Bo Decker continued where he left off Friday afternoon plating the first run on a RBI double to left field in the 1st inning. The score stayed 1-0 for a while until the Tigers added 2 runs in the 4th inning. The 4th and final run was tacked on in the 5th inning to reach the final score.

Sunday: Auburn 13 - Holy Cross 4.

Auburn allowed the first runs of the weekend early to Holy Cross in the final game of the series. The Crusaders picked up one in the 3rd and one in the 4th for the 2-0 lead. Auburn was able to get one bad thanks to an error that allowed Josh Anthony to cross the plate.

The 5th inning is where Auburn blew things open. The Tigers plated 8 runs for the 9-2 lead. One of the runs came across on a brilliantly executed sacrifice fly where the Crusaders made the wrong choice playing the pickle that allowed a second run to score. Auburn added four runs with 2 outs, including Will Holland's first home run as a Tiger with a 2-run shot to left field.

Holy Cross got one back in the 6th, but over the next two innings, Auburn added four more runs. The Crusaders picked up one more in the 9th, but it wasn't close enough to overcome Auburn's 13-run onslaught.

Will Holland led the way with 3 RBIs, but right behind him were Josh Anthony and Jay Estes with 2 each.

Auburn hits the diamond again Tuesday afternoon against Samford. First pitch is at 3 pm Central.



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Baseball Tigers Rally for Series Sweep

After a slow start on Sunday the Auburn baseball Tigers took control to win their seventh game of the season.

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JMU Pitcher Too Good Vs. Tiger Hitters

Auburn's hitters couldn't handle James Madison University's star pitcher on Sunday.

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Auburn Basketball: Loss against Arkansas implies short tournament run

Here we discuss how Auburn basketball, following a loss against Arkansas 67-79, will not be making a long run through the SEC Tournament or the NIT. It has been a rough run for Auburn basketball, falling to Arkansas as of late. The story has been how inexperience and youth has brought the Tigers to four […]

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Auburn Basketball: Recapping Arkansas

Here we discuss Auburn basketball’s loss against Arkansas and project the final two games of the season entering the SEC Tournament play. Trailing by as much as 13 in the second half against the Razorbacks, Bryce Brown hit a 3-pointer to bring Auburn basketball to within six with less than six minutes remaining. Inconsistency would […]

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Auburn softball's 13-game winning streak snapped by James Madison

The Tigers

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Auburn baseball scores season-high 13 runs, completes sweep of Holy Cross

Auburn's offense exploded in a 13-4 win against Holy Cross as the Tigers completed their first weekend series sweep since April 23-25, 2015.

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Auburn softball vs. James Madison live score updates from top 15 matchup

The Tigers beat the Dukes 4-0 yesterday.

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Alabama Roots: Who's jumped the highest at the NFL Combine?

Of all the football players from Alabama's high schools and colleges who've tried to reach the pros, which one jumped the highest at the annual NFL Scouting Combine? The vertical jump is one of the individual tests that the pro prospects take. Records from the early combines can be sketchy, but complete data is available starting with the 2000 event. These are the top 15 vertical jumps since that year by players with Alabama football roots.

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Alabama Roots: Who's jumped the highest at the NFL Combine?

Of all the football players from Alabama's high schools and colleges who've tried to reach the pros, which one jumped the highest at the annual NFL Scouting Combine? The vertical jump is one of the individual tests that the pro prospects take. Records from the early combines can be sketchy, but complete data is available starting with the 2000 event. These are the top 15 vertical jumps since that year by players with Alabama football roots.

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The 5 biggest questions Auburn faces heading into spring practice

A look at the five biggest questions surrounding Auburn heading into spring practice, which begins Tuesday.

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The 5 biggest questions Auburn faces heading into spring practice

A look at the five biggest questions surrounding Auburn heading into spring practice, which begins Tuesday.

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Auburn Softball Shuts Out James Madison

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Wow they are playing some ball. Second victory over a ranked opponent this season, and this one was a shutout!

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SEC football's notable NCAA cases over the years

A look at notable NCAA cases involving SEC programs in light of the Ole Miss news this week.

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SEC football's notable NCAA cases over the years

A look at notable NCAA cases involving SEC programs in light of the Ole Miss news this week.

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What changes will happen to Auburn's special teams in the spring?

Auburn has little to be concerned with from a special teams stand point entering the spring.

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What changes will happen to Auburn's special teams in the spring?

Auburn has little to be concerned with from a special teams stand point entering the spring.

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Alabama Roots: Top 10 in NFL Points

Alabama's high schools and colleges haven't produced a plethora of NFL place-kickers. But of the 10 players with Alabama football roots who have scored the most NFL points, only three of them got there without ever putting foot to football.

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Alabama Roots: Top 10 in NFL Points

Alabama's high schools and colleges haven't produced a plethora of NFL place-kickers. But of the 10 players with Alabama football roots who have scored the most NFL points, only three of them got there without ever putting foot to football.

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Auburn is interested in possible CBI Tournament invite - Montgomery Advertiser


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Auburn is interested in possible CBI Tournament invite
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl would have the athletics administration support to pursue a 2017 CBI Tournament invitation.

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Softball. Tigers No-Hit Yale, Take Down No. 13 James Madison

Auburn notches fifth straight shutout victory, including four at the Tiger Invitational

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

ITAT HD: Pearl Talks Loss To Arkansas

Auburn's Bruce Pearl talks about the loss to Arkansas and the lack of execution on offense.

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Cold-Shooting Tigers Fall to Razorbacks

Auburn hit just over 37 percent of its shots on its home floor as the Tigers fell 79-68 to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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Auburn drops 79-68 decision to Arkansas

In a game that featured two of the SEC's top offenses, the track meet never materialized, with Arkansas defeating Auburn 79-68 Saturday at Auburn Arena.

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Track & Field, Cross Country. Auburn wraps up SEC Indoor Championships

Auburn track and field closed out the 2017 Southeastern Conference Championships in Nashville, Tenn. with six medalists and ten personal bests on the weekend.

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M. Basketball. Auburn drops 79-68 decision to Arkansas

In a game that featured two of the SEC's top offenses, the track meet never materialized, with Arkansas defeating Auburn 79-68 Saturday at Auburn Arena.

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M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Third At Blue Gray Classic

Auburn men's tennis took third place at the 69th annual Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery with wins over Princeton and Virginia Tech

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W. Tennis. Auburn defeats Texas Tech for Blue Gray Championship

No. 8 Auburn women’s tennis (16-1) defeated No. 5 Texas Tech (7-3), 4-2 to win the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. on Saturday. The Tigers victory over Texas Tech is the highest ranked win since Auburn defeated No. 1 Georgia, 4-3 in 2007.

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Auburn falls to Arkansas, fails to pick up signature home win

Auburn couldn't quite keep pace with Arkansas in a 79-68 loss at Auburn Arena.

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Auburn Falls to Arkansas 68-79

There weren't as many points scored as we expected, but the Tigers couldn't come away with the win.

Bad free throw shooting, letting Arkansas rebound their few misses, a technical against Bruce Pearl, and you have a recipe for disaster for the Auburn Tigers, which is what we saw, tonight.

Auburn started hot, and it was the thee-point shooting which kept Auburn in it early as the Tigers couldn't get much else going from the floor. Arkansas, meanwhile, was shooting as they always do. It was still a pretty close game until late in the first half when Bruce Pearl was given a bench warning for leaving the coaches' box and then T'd up less than a minute later for doing it, again. The Hawgs were able to go into the half with a 9-point 40-31 lead.

The Razorbacks came out hot in the 2nd half and had the lead to 13 at one point. The Tigers didn't fold, though, as they kept fighting hard. The lead was cut to as little as 6 by the Tigers with around five minutes to play. If the Tigers had made more of their free throws - particularly the first part of the one-and-ones - then this may have been a different story.

When you shoot around 50% from the free throw line and are around 10-23 from beyond the arc, you're bound for disappointment. Just a few of those falling would have made this a much different game. When you're playing a team that shoots as effectively as Arkansas does, you absolutely have to make those shots.

For the talk of Auburn's struggles on defense, holding the Razorbacks to under 85 points should have been enough for Auburn. That's the number Arkansas usually needs to win. They couldn't do it tonight, though.

Auburn's next game is in Athens against the Georgia Bulldogs. Auburn is at 17-12, now, and really need a win in one or both of the final games to get a NIT bid.



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Myers Likes Doubleheader Sweep

Auburn's pitchers were dominant in a doubleheader sweep, including a victory over a ranked James Madison team that defeated AU 3-2 last year.

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Auburn vs. Arkansas live score updates, analysis

Live updates from Auburn basketball's home game against Arkansas, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. from Auburn Arena.

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No. 2 Auburn softball stays hot, tops No. 13 James Madison

Auburn's softball team notched one of its biggest wins of the young season Saturday night

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