Last year's success is already leading to big upgrades for the Softball team. Close to 1000 new seats along with increased and improved concessions and restrooms. The bad news is Auburn is currently down two shortstops with knee injuries, including last year's starter Haley Fagan.
Those injuries in softball were covered here by us, along with some really sucky injuries in basketball, too. Hopefully Tahj will be able to bounce back quickly from this one. Depth was one of Auburn's problems last season, and it looks like depth is going to be an issue starting out this one, as well.
Phillip Marshall was the first to report that Doug Sisson is expected to join Butch Thompson's staff at Auburn. If Marshall feels comfortable enough to write an article and publish it, you can pretty much take it to the bank that it's going to happen. He's rarely wrong. Which, it turns out, he wasn't wrong. Here's the official article on his hire from the official site.
WarRoom Eagle's breakdown of Gus Malzahn opening the playbook up a bit is required reading. It should hopefully remind you that Gustav the Mad Scientist of Football still knows how to fool defenses and knows what he's doing with an offense.
AL.com's film room also says there's reason for optimism among Tiger fans.
Rhett Lashlee met with the media last night and had some updates on players and game plans. He calls Truitt's injury "day-to-day," which is the standard answer by any of our coaches. It's interesting that he does say Freddie Weyga- I mean Gray King - could see his role increase with Truitt's injury.
One of the things Lashlee did talk about is how Auburn has done much better at protecting the ball over the last few games vs the first few.
So what's going on with Jovon Robinson? AL.com has asked around and it's sounding more and more like it's just an issue of being in the doghouse, somehow. Hopefully we see him back on the field soon if he is, in fact, healthy now. We could really use another explosive running back on the field.