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Friday Ramblings

Hello and War Eagle everyone, I hope most of your preparations for the upcoming holiday have been made. May it be a fun filled and safe Independence Day for all of you. Now on to the sports news.

Blast from the past....

One of my favorite players from the 2010 football team seems to be doing quite well these days. Josh Bynes was the first of the Auburn players to come out and say that they could win the SEC in 2010. He did so in May of that year. Pretty good prognostication skills in my book. Bynes has hinted that this year could be special for Auburn again.

Beach bound....

In case you haven't heard, there is still time to make reservations for the Gulf Shores, Alabama area to be a part of "SEC Beachfest."

Coach Gene Chizik and former Auburn coach Pat Dye will be there.

SEC BeachFest, a "celebration of Southeastern Conference football," will be held August 23-26 along the Alabama Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

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Chizik and Dye will both participate in an interactive Q&A with the fans at this event. Should be some interesting answers from Coach Dye, but Coach Chizik will be his usual guarded self, I'm sure.

Olympic update....

Eric Shanteau who qualified for the 200 meter breaststroke on Tuesday night, will try tonight to make the 100 meter breaststroke team. Shanteau graduated from Auburn in 2006.

According to the AUfficial Auburn website, three Tigers or former Tigers have advanced to the finals in their quest to become Olympians.

Former Auburn sprinters Joanna Atkins and Reuben McCoy along with junior high jumper Maya Pressley each advanced to the next round of their respective competitions during action on Thursday at the 2012 USATF Olympic Trials at Hayward Field with a record 22,602 in attendance.

Unfortunately, Harry Adams suffered a knee injury during the NCAA Championships three weeks ago and will not be able to qualify for these Olympic games. More on this story is HERE.

WE wish all Auburn Tigers well in their pursuit to make an Olympic team.