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Coffee and Magnolia: August 7th

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The first link roundup of August... My bad

Good day. Here's a quick refresher on things happening the Auburn world.

Wednesday saw Auburn add a defensive lineman to their nearly-complete 2015 recruiting class in the mammoth frame of Jauntavius Johnson from Lincoln, Ala. Johnson is between a 3- and 4-star on various recruiting sites. You can read more about him from our own Mr. Walt right here.

Auburn scrimmaged inside Jordan-Hare yesterday for the first time this fall. AL.com had a video of Gus giving his thoughts on how the first real action went, but now it won't show up on my browser. Maybe it will on yours.

Charles Goldberg wrote about the vets stepping aside and allowing some youngsters more spotlight on Wednesday, including quarterbacks Sean White and Tucker Tuberville getting a lot of snaps. Malzahn said the Tigers ran about 70 plays, and two-thirds of those were run plays.

In most of those run plays were, as Joel Erickson points out, young running backs Roc Thomas, Peyton Barber and Kamryn Pettway. P-Marsh shared some video of Barber talking after the scrimmage. We also got an update on the punter situation, but not really.

LaDarius Owens would like to say, "Hello, your game-changing pass rusher is right here." Brandon Marcello spoke to the senior defensive end about his being overlooked by a lot of fans and media in light of Dee Ford's 2013 and Carl Lawson's injury.

Also echoing that the "disrespect" of the D is pushing them to new heights this season, sophomore Montravius Adams is the highlight of a non-paywalled Jason Caldwell story at Auburn Scout. Continuing the focus on that side of the ball, Goldberg spoke with Jeff Whitaker, the self-professed "old man" of the defense.

Also toting a video camera was the L-E's Ryan Black who shared some snippets of pressers with Shon Coleman and Marcus Davis.

From the basketball front, wingman Dion Wade has transferred to Miami (OH), leaving Auburn's roster with 13 men, more than half of which are new.

Oh, and last, but far from least, this cable provider added a certain sports network.