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Brunch and Magnolia: Senior Bowl Updates and Roster Attrition

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Some news to report on Sunday morning.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

We've already had one recruiting update post this morning. By the time this posts, I'll be in a truck heading back to Auburn. I did want to make sure we updated the site with info on some happenings around Auburn football this weekend.

Roster Attrition:

LB Khari Harding transferred last week to be closer to his father who is suffering from cancer. Over the weekend we've learned that LB/Star/DB Mackenro Alexander and WR Dominic Walker have decided to transfer as well.

Alexander was brought in by the former defensive coaching staff, but did not see much action in the time he was on campus. With the new staff, he has decided to move on and transfer to South Florida.

Dominic Walker, a redshirt freshman, did not see the field all season at WR. He has decided to go the JUCO route after leaving Auburn.

Senior Bowl:

Cameron Artis-Payne said that he wanted to prove he knew how to catch the ball, as well. He definitely did that, garnering 3 receptions for 35 yards. He also carried the ball 10 times for 43 yards.

Sammie Coates had one reception for 13 yards. He almost hauled in a touchdown pass from Alabama QB Blake Sims, but failed to get the NFL-required second foot in. He did not play in the second half due to a groin injury.

Reese Dismukes played center like he always does. Like a boss.

Nick Marshall led the South with 5 tackles. Throughout the week, he went from "raw, probably 5th round" to "mid 3rd rounder" in Mel Kiper, Jr's estimation. Nick is just an all around special talent, and we're really going to miss him.

CJ Uzomah, like Coates, had one reception for 13 yards.

Gabe Wright had two tackles, one for loss.

Item of Interest:

There was all sorts of chatter over the past few weeks (particularly on talk radio in Atlanta, apparently) that Will Muschamp would leave to take the DC job of the Atlanta Falcons. That was pretty much put to rest last week, but if you're still thinking that, then there's this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Report: Raheem Morris expected to be Falcons defensive coordinator <a href="http://t.co/hs3mBQslsg">http://t.co/hs3mBQslsg</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/559401151188451329">January 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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