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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

EQUESTRIAN

One of Auburn's seniors was named SEC Rider of the Month in Horsemanship. I'm not sure what that means exactly, but it sounds awesome and great for her!

BASKETBALL

Auburn had a big lead in the first half, had it cut, then built a bigger lead in the second half. It was still a nail-biter, though. The Chanticleers almost took the game to overtime, but the Tigers prevailed in the end.

FOOTBALL

I'm sure you all, just like everyone else, wonder why Auburn turned to the pass in the second half of the Iron Bowl rather than continuing to run the ball. WarRoom Eagle was curious about whether there was a reason for that. He found a number of them.

Fans aren't the only ones unhappy with the offensive performance. You can bet Gus Malzahn isn't thrilled with it, either. He's guaranteed to get it fixed. I can already here the naysayers and doubters, now. Apparently one bad year of offensive play - in large part due to QB issues - is enough for so many to lose all confidence in a man who has consistently had top 20 (and even top 10) offenses.

Former football coach Pat Dye has some thoughts on a wide variety of topics, but one of the main things for Auburn people is his belief that Muschamp going to UGA under Smart would be a very bad idea.

His name does come up in the discussion for head coaches, though. I would honestly be shocked if he left for anything other than a head coaching job.

It's looking like Auburn is heading to the Birmingham Bowl, which has got to have anyone in Birmingham who was hoping for hotel revenue upset. The bowl itself probably loves the thought of Auburn vs Memphis, since it's close enough for a large number of people to travel to. The city, not so much.

One of ESPN's recruiting writers breaks down Auburn commit (and #1 WR) Kyle Davis. I can't wait until he enrolls, and I'm so glad he's an early enrollee. I don't want to have to think about him through February.

How did former Tigers in the NFL fare last week? Well, Cam had another great week. Karlos Dansby had a good night Monday right up until his Browns lost on a blocked field goal.