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On the Move: Auburn’s Offensive Line Shuffling

By on April 4th, 2016 in Football 3 Comments »
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in the limited press access, Auburn beat reporters have told of shuffling on the offensive line. Back in January, Zach Taylor predicted a starting five that many didn't agree with, considering wholesale moves of entrenched players. Take a look at how things currently look and how Zach thinks they will shake out.

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Malzahn Uses Third Scrimmage of Spring to Zero in on John Franklin III

By on April 2nd, 2016 in Football 5 Comments »
20062145-mmmain Coach Gus Malzahn met the press Saturday afternoon after Auburn's third scrimmage of the spring. He made the usual statements i.e., "Our energy was very good, the defense is starting to gel and a player or two has "caught my eye."However, of more interest is what he had to say about newcome, quarterback John Franklin III. He and... Read Full Story

Mixing and Matching in Spring Drills.

By on April 1st, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »
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A look at how coaches are moving players around and doing some cross-training this spring. Some of the movement has to be because of injuries, but those moves represent only a small minority of the changes that's been taking place.

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What Can Tiger Fans Expect from Landon Rice?

By on March 31st, 2016 in Football 4 Comments »
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Auburn has been missing explosive elements to the offense for two years. One of the positions of note is the tight end position. Under Gus Malzahn, the offense has been most potent with a player who possesses a wide skillset. Can Landon Rice be that type of player?

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Auburn Softball Sweeps South Carolina

By on March 30th, 2016 in Other Sports Comments Off on Auburn Softball Sweeps South Carolina
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Auburn has struggled in SEC competition thus far in 2016. After avoiding a sweep against Florida with game three heroics, the Tigers looked flat for much of their matchup with Mississippi State, though they came away with the series win. Auburn returned home to take on a struggling South Carolina team. Read about this weekend's series!

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Auburn Looks to Continue Domination of Tide in Capital City Classic – (Update: Tigers Thrash Tide!)

By on March 29th, 2016 in Baseball 9 Comments »
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Auburn continues the domination with a 10-1 beat down of No.21 Alabama. The Tigers pounded the Crimson Tide with 15 hits as they gave new Auburn Coach Butch Thompson his first win over their arch rival.

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Auburn Equestrian Team Wins SEC Championship, Seeks Fourth National Title

By on March 28th, 2016 in Other Sports 1 Comment »
26306_26aueqn3p “Winning the SEC is such an honor that it’s hard to put in words,” Auburn equestrian head coach Greg Williams said after the Tigers won the conference championship Saturday.Although Auburn has won three national championships, Saturday's victory marked the first time for the Tigers to win the Southeastern Conference title... Read Full Story

A Change in the Defensive Mindset: But Is It the Right One?

By on March 27th, 2016 in Football 5 Comments »

Auburn is back at practice after having spring break to relax. Auburn players, specifically the defense, have had lots of positive things to say about new coordinator, Kevin Steele. Yet, it is what they have said about the previous regime that should be cause for concern. In addition, the defense hasn't begun to improve their mindset on physicality, instead, they didn't have a full contact practice till Saturday's live scrimmage.

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Did Auburn’s Live Scrimmage Reveal a Leader in the Quarterback Race?

By on March 26th, 2016 in Football 7 Comments »
20023032-standard “We learned a lot,” Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn said in Saturday's press conference about the Tigers' first live scrimmage of the spring. “After we see the film ... we will learn more today from a quarterback standpoint than we did the first seven practices.”The big question on most fan's minds is will Malzahn learn enough ... Read Full Story

Back to Work on the Plains!

By on March 24th, 2016 in Football 11 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody! The Auburn football team is back from Spring Break and is working once again. Optimism is the order of the day! I'm hearing lots of good things from this year's spring drills! Probably the most encouraging news from Tuesday is that injured/ill players such as Rudy Ford and Joshua Holsey practiced. I'm loving it that all hands are on deck, and that we are pushing towards a strong spring finish!

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Auburn Wins Tough Series Against Mississippi State

By on March 23rd, 2016 in Other Sports 1 Comment »
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Auburn headed to Starkville to start the first whole week of SEC Conference play. The seemingly over-matched Bulldogs put the Tigers to the ultimate test. Read more!

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Auburn Fortunate to Have Jeff Graba Running Elite Gymnastics Program

By on March 22nd, 2016 in Other Sports 8 Comments »
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On Monday confirmation came that Auburn is now considered one of the nation's elites when the Tigers were named one of the nation's six No. 1 regional seeds. Graba has been steadily building a top-tier SEC program since arriving in Auburn six years ago. When he took over the program, Auburn was a perennial middle-of-the-pack squad. Now the Tigers are one of the teams other schools want to beat.

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Why Can’t the SEC Win Consistently in Basketball?

By on March 21st, 2016 in Basketball 9 Comments »
Another opening weekend of March Madness has come and gone. Outside the fun of an office pool, the tournament hardly gets a mention in Alabama. One of the great mysteries to me is why the SEC, save Kentucky, can’t manage to build consistent programs.Florida had a great run a few years back. There have been others. Sonny Smith ... Read Full Story

A Veteran Attitude

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The first part of football spring drills have started to build a picture of how the next season might go. For one thing, I don't think I can remember a recent spring with the optimism that is being voiced by the players. And in today's post, we'll run though various position groups and see what has emerged thus far!

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A Tale of Two Outs and Breaking Through Barriers

By on March 16th, 2016 in Other Sports 4 Comments »
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Auburn Tiger softball entered this weekend with the biggest series in its history. The Tigers would enter the weekend at the No. 3 team in the nation hosting the No. 1 team in college softball.

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Tigers Back in the NCAA Tournament!

By on March 15th, 2016 in Basketball 5 Comments »
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Auburn will be taking their high pressure defense to the NCAA Tournament Friday. And make no mistake, these Tigers earned their berth by performing well against a tough SEC schedule. Even when the Tigers lost in the SEC quarterfinals to undefeated South Carolina, they gave the No. 2 Team in the nation all they could handle.

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Monday Musings

By on March 14th, 2016 in Football 27 Comments »
Football fans are funny. Maybe it’s just human nature. A year ago, Auburn fans couldn’t wait for A-Day to see Will Muschamp’s stamp placed on the defense. Fast forward to now and there're all kinds of stories out there about how much better players like new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele.They say there’s not as much ... Read Full Story

Auburn Enters SEC Play and Perhaps Biggest Matchup of Season

By on March 11th, 2016 in Other Sports 11 Comments »
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The No. 3 Tigers are set up to take on No. 1 Florida in the first game of SEC play. Play kicks off Friday night, and is the premier game on the SEC Network's triple header of SEC softball on Saturday.

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A Dismal Wednesday on The Plains

By on March 10th, 2016 in Basketball, Football 14 Comments »
Spring Drills Two At least we have spring football to be excited about. Maybe.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. I fully expected to get up early this morning and write a fun piece about an exciting Auburn win in the SEC tournament. After all, last season the Tigers tore through the tournament and acquitted themselves very well,... Read Full Story

Is Jeremy Johnson the Man to Beat in Auburn Spring Practice?

By on March 9th, 2016 in Football 9 Comments »
usa-today-8526511_0 Reports out of Auburn Tuesday is that Auburn worked 11 on 11 during the Tigers' fourth spring practice. And quarterback Jeremy Johnson took all the snaps with the first-team offense. Sean White worked with the second team while John Franklin III worked with the third string.Interestingly, Jovon Robinson was also in the second t... Read Full Story