I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! We're just a few days away from Game Day for the Auburn Tigers in the Birmingham Bowl, so there's a lot of coverage about things going on at the practice field in Hoover and with other things regarding the football team. Here's all of the links from the weekend worth reading, though.
There was a basketball game on Christmas Day. It did not go well, and that wasn't entirely because the basketball team didn't play well. In fact, they played just as well as their opponent. However, the opponent received the gift of twenty-one more trips to the free throw line.
As we get closer to the game, the official site is putting out pieces on some of Auburn's starting seniors and how they're feeling about playing their last game. Saturday morning it was Jonathan Jones, a starter at cornerback for Auburn for a fair bit of his career.
There are a number of looks at Auburn's first bowl practice in Hoover at various sites, as about 20 minutes of the practice was open to the media. Here's the official site's as well as AL.com's. According to the brief bit the media was able to speak with Gus Malzahn, the leadership of the seniors and other players is really showing in the bowl practices. Those seniors are hoping to turn around a trend of Auburn's seasons ending on a sour note over the last few seasons.
The big question for the bowl game is, of course, who is going to start at Quarterback. I'm willing to bet we don't know who it will be until the game begins. What we do know is that Sean White is close to being 100%.
One player who is finally healthy enough to practice with his teammates for the first time is Prince Tega Wanagho, Jr. The 6'8 freshman (who is redshirting) is ready to show what he can do on the field.
Part of Auburn's bowl week activities for this game involves visiting the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham. You can read the official site's story and you can also watch video of it.
ESPN reviewed some of the best catches of the year (whether by the offense or the defense). One of Carlton Davis' many interceptions made the list.
In former player news, there's a few nice features on Auburn players like Karlos Dansby, Cameron Artis-Payne, and Jay Prosch.