First, a tip of the hat and salute to all my fellow current or former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Today is a day for thanking and appreciating those who served. Also, never forget the history of why today is Veteran's Day. It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the guns fell silent in Europe and the Great War ended 97 years ago, today.
After much gnashing of teeth on Twitter, yesterday, Auburn has announced that Friday night's games against UAB (both men's and women's) WILL air on WatchESPN. Apparently it will just be the video board video and the Auburn IMG network crew on the call, but that sounds awesome, to me. At least getting to listen to Rod and Sonny sounds awesome.
Tuco previewed Bruce Pearl's second Auburn Tigers basketball team, yesterday. If that's not enough to satiate your Auburn basketball appetite, then there's two in-depth previews from other SB Nation sites linked at the end of that piece.
You want some good news? Well, Tahj Shamsid-Deen went through "non-contact" practice, yesterday. He'll still likely miss the Tigers' first 2-3 games, but hopefully he'll be back the week of Thanksgiving. Maybe sooner. Maybe later. Either way, he'll be back before long.
This week's Undercover Barner really does not like Georgia. Can you blame her? I certainly can't, that's for sure.
Gus had some bad news about Jeremiah Dinson in his weekly press conference. He also covered the quarterback and running back situations, too. The number of injuries Dinson sustained from the dirty hit by Ricky Seals-Jones are staggering. Hopefully he recovers quickly. And Seals-Jones is quite the horrible person for celebrating the hit (even if Countess did use the same caption on a picture of him with his foot on an A&M receiver).
For more on the quarterback situation from Gus' press conference, here's a discussion of Jeremy Johnson from AL.com
Auburn needs a reliable deep threat, and Tony Stevens is finally starting to become that guy. Hopefully he really takes over as that guy next season. We're going to need him with Ricardo Louis gone.
The SEC Network broke down Jeremy Johnson's play against Texas A&M. Is he "new and improved" as their headline says, or just playing the way he was always capable of?
How did our former Tigers do in the NFL this week? Well, I can tell you Nick Marshall ended his day in a very bad way with a fumbled punt return that killed the Jaguars.