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Coffee and Magnolia: 12 January 2015

Auburn news and notes

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

There's not much news at the moment. Most of it is still in the recap or look back realm. Still, here's some stories for you!

Auburn's defense had a slightly different look during the Outback Bowl. I suspect that was in part due to having new DC Will Muschamp wanting to look at the personnel he would have. It doesn't make me feel much better about the defense's performance in that game, but if they were out of place at times because they were doing unfamiliar things, then that makes it a slight bit more palatable.

Auburn's final early enrollees will arrive on campus this week. Jovon Robinson has been on campus since the beginning of bowl practices. That article also rounds out the number of Auburn's

In All-Star Game info, Jermaine Whitehead had a heck of a game in the Medal of Honor Bowl. CJ Uzomah caught a pass on his one target, and Angelo Blackson performed well in the practices leading up to the game.

One player who has conspicuously been left out of All-Star games is Auburn QB Nick Marshall. I know there are plenty of Auburn fans who criticized Marshall during the season, but he actually had a pretty good year playing QB, as we've discussed before. We're nearing the point of no return, but Marshall could still get an opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl.

AUBURN BASKETBALL

The men picked up their first SEC victory of the season with an 85-79 victory over Missouri. Cinmeon Bowers was a big part of that, as he had one of his best performances of his short Auburn career against the visiting Tigers. Bruce Pearl cited Bowers as one of the primary reasons behind Auburn having any success so far this season. As one of the only players in the country averaging a double-double, it's hard to argue with that.

The men will play in Gainesville on Thursday against Florida and hopefully there will be none of this.

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The women lost a heart-breaker to visiting UGA on Sunday. They are now 0-4 in SEC play, and things aren't looking very good, right now. However, it's important to note that three of those four losses came against nationally ranked teams, and the Tigers haven't exactly been blown out in those games. They will face Tennessee on Thursday at Auburn Arena.

AUBURN SPORTS

The #12 ranked gymnastics team opened their season with a victory in Chapel Hill on Friday night against North Carolina.