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Coffee and Magnolia, 28 October 2014

Looking at various Auburn-related stories

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This is going to be relatively short, today, so let's get to it:


Game time for Auburn's game against Texas A&M on Saturday, 8 November has been announced. It will be the afternoon CBS game and part of a CBS double-header that will also feature Alabama vs LSU in the "prime time" game. This means we'll be on CBS, but not have to deal with Gary and Verne. The other CBS teams aren't fantastic, either, but at least we won't have to hear Gary and Verne talk about Manziel all game long.

Ellis Johnson spoke about how South Carolina's use of the quick pitch gave the team fits in the running game.

The bye-week was put to good use by Auburn's offense, as Cameron Artis-Payne and the rushing game burst out for a big week.

Speaking of, you want to hear something that sounds like a whole lot of fun if you're a fan of running the football? During Tiger Talk last night, Gus Malzahn indicated that it's possible we may see Artis-Payne, Grant, and Roc Thomas on the field at the same time at some point. This may be pure gamesmanship to force other teams to plan for the possibility, but this is also Gustav the Mad Scientist of Football we're talking about so it could be very real.

Did you miss the news yesterday about Auburn's upcoming 2019 & 2020 home-and-home with Cal? Well it's happening.

Jay Jacobs also spoke about the difficulties in finding non-conference opponents, now. If I had to guess, I'd say that's because every team is needing one big name out-of-conference game every season and every big team is trying to schedule every bad team from one of the Power 5 conferences. Remember what the Kansas AD said about getting calls from almost every SEC school once the SEC said its member schools needed one P5 OOC game each season?


Auburn graduate and Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at his induction into the "Alabama Academy of Honor" in Montgomery, yesterday. Was he greeted with a "War Eagle!" Of course he was.