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Coffee and Magnolia: July 16th

Hump Day Auburn reading

Look at him
Look at him
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Apologies for the weak morning links post today. I'm getting an outrageously late start on this. Yesterday was long.

Tonight at the ESPYs there's a hefty amount of Tiger-related action going on, with two plays (those two) up for Play of the Year, as well as incoming volleyball player Alexa Filley being chosen as a finalist for the Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year.

Late last night the Auburn Athletics Department released documents, which were heavily redacted, that self-reported secondary violations, though it was nearly impossible to glean any useful information out of them.

Sports on Earth ran a solid Lars Anderson piece on Gus Malzahn and his background, talking about his rise through the ranks of varying coaching levels to become an SEC Champion.

Coaches Steve Spurrier, Kevin Sumlin and Butch Jones spoke at Media Days yesterday, previewing their respective teams 2014's. Spurrier, who mentioned something about Nick Saban, said he feels Malzahn is one of the best coaches in the country right now. Mullen shared his thoughts on the new playoff system, and on the ever-increasing expectations for him in Starkville.

Auburn receiver Sammie Coates made it on the Biletnikoff Trophy watchlist, as one of the top wideouts in the game heading into this season.

CBS Sports' Jon Solomon has a story up about the SEC beginning to learn what it's like to have its own network, covering only itself.

In some leftover notes from Monday, Malzahn said he and several others are still putting the pieces together when it comes to doing something to honor Philip Lutzenkirchen. The Tiger reps in Hoover spoke briefly about Tray Matthews, and they had glowing reviews of his early Auburn career. And with Carl Lawson potentially out for the year, Brandon Marcello takes a look at his, as well as the rest of the D-line's, situation heading into this fall.

That's all I've got for today. Hope everyone has an excellent Wednesday wherever you are!