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Link sAUsage -- Aug. 16, 2012


After the latest scrimmage, Frazier says Auburn's offense is progressing. |

The offense seems to be getting the hang of Scot Loeffler's offense, but it sounds like Auburn's defense came up with more big plays. Frankly, that's just fine with us.

The SEC selects Auburn to host its first conference equestrian championship. | Opelika-Auburn News

Equestrian has been a successful sport on the Plains for some time now, so it's no surprise that the SEC selected Auburn as its first SEC Equestrian Championships host. We wonder what @Horse_ebooks thinks about all this. (Some of you on twitter may get that joke.)

At least once, Auburn nearly had a live tiger on the sidelines. | The War Eagle Reader

Everyone knows that an eagle has spent time in Jordan-Hare on football Saturdays for many years, but in 1957, plans were in place to have a tiger at Legion Field for the Iron Bowl. The live predatory feline's appearance was cancelled, but since Auburn won the game 40-0, we don't think the players missed it too much.

Has Sports Illustrated predicted another Auburn title? |

The last time SI ranked the Tide as its preseason No. 1, Auburn hoisted the crystal football after the BCS Championship Game. Just like in 2010, Alabama is coming off a national title and is ranked No. 1 by Sports Illustrated. Should Auburn fans go ahead and book tickets for a January trip to Miami?

Auburn will be vastly improved over last season, but the Tigers will struggle to win seven games. | College Football News

Many Auburn fans have been hating on Fiutak for a while, so here's another piece of bulletin board material. Auburn is very capable of going 7-5 this year, but that won't happen if the Tigers truly are "vastly improved."

Auburn No. 5 in a ranking of the SEC's college towns. | Bleacher Report

Barrett Sallee ranks Auburn fifth; Adam Kramer doesn't have Auburn ranked. We don't question these picks too much, but picking Fayetteville, Ark., at No. 4 is just wrong. We've been to Fayetteville, an we didn't like it.