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Coffee and Magnolia: 15 January 2015

Auburn News and Notes from Around the Internet

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Auburn hired a new linebackers coach, yesterday. Perhaps you heard about that. The official site has an article about all of his past accomplishments. He's considered one of the nation's top recruiters, but if you go to his 247Sports recruiter ranking, you'll see this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>See, PAAAAWWLLLLL?? This is what happens to yer national recruiter rankings the minute ya leave bama!! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Van Plexico (@VanAllenPlexico) <a href="">January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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He was ranked in the Top 5, but the move from Alabama to Auburn means he no longer gets credit for all of those commits at Alabama, apparently. Hopefully there will be some big names he can snag before this recruiting cycle is done. Justin Hokanson over at AuburnUndercover noted that 5* DE CeCe Jefferson's primary recruiter from Florida and Alabama are now both at Auburn. That certainly can't hurt Auburn's chances.

Auburn's seven early enrollees started classes, yesterday. Don't rule out an eighth joining them, next week. 4* Texas commit Tim Irvin is supposed to be visiting Auburn this weekend. If that happens, Texas may pull his offer, and since Irvin is an early entree, that would likely means he shows up for the weekend visit and then sticks around.

Running back commit Kerryon Johnson was named 2014's "Mr Football," making this the third straight year an Auburn commit has been awarded that honor. Hopefully he also sticks to make it the third straight signee. There has been absolutely no reason to doubt his commitment, thankfully. He's been steadfast in his Auburn support all along.

Our own Chris Roberts spoke with's Wesley Sinor about Auburn's 2015 recruiting class and the upcoming recruiting weekend. It's going to be a big one. We'll have more on just who is supposed to be in town this afternoon or tomorrow.

Sammie Coates is playing in the Senior Bowl next weekend, and wants to prove he's more than just a deep threat. If Sammie can consistently catch the football, he is going to be a terror in the NFL for opposing defenses.

ESPN is already asking "Who's In?" for the 2015 College Football Playoff. Out of their 37 "experts,' Auburn received the fifth highest votes (12). The choices seem to be between Ohio State, TCU, USC, Alabama, and Auburn. It's a pretty steep drop from there to the next highest team (Baylor - 6 votes).


The men are looking to break Florida's 23 game SEC winning streak tonight in Gainesville. Our preview for the game will be up before lunch, today. Auburn had a chance to end Florida's streak last season, but...

The women are in town tonight against Tennessee. I know I said Friday night in yesterday's Coffee and Magnolia, but it's tonight. I don't know how I saw "1/16/15" instead of the "1/15/15" that is on the official site's page, but apparently I did.