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Coffee and Magnolia: 20 February 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the internet

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BASKETBALL

Things aren't getting any better for the ladies. They took Ole Miss down to the final seconds, but still failed to pull off their first SEC victory of the season. Even if they go winless, it's hard to see Coach Flo not returning for at least one more season. I don't remember the last time an Auburn coach in any sport was given less than four years.

The men will face Kentucky this Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Day three of the SEC Championships is in the books, with day four set for today. The men remain in third place and the ladies in sixth. It's hard to see the men gaining enough ground to overtake second place, much less win the SEC Championship. They are in a tight race to hold on to third.

BASEBALL

The diamond Tigers start a three game series against Radford this afternoon. They will play one today and two tomorrow. This is due to the inclement weather issues.

FOOTBALL

The Tigers' 2019/2020 series with Cal is now set for 2020/21. This is to accommodate Cal setting up a 2017/19 home-and-home series with Ole Miss. It works out for the Tigers, though. Now they can schedule a home-and-home with a P5 team for 2018/19 rather than having a one-off game in 2018 like they will this season against Louisville. Brandon Marcello also points out - as I somewhat alluded to in my Fanshot yesterday - that this helps Auburn to work the schedule to avoid having an out-of-conference road game the same season they play at Alabama and Georgia like they did this past season.

Former Tigers are taking part in the NFL Combine as we speak. We have the offensive players' measurements from yesterday. Reese Dismukes has already hit the bench, and the skill players are up next. We'll have updates on their performance later in the day. Sammie Coates is aiming to break all records at the Combine. I doubt he's fast enough to break the 40 yard dash record, but he's strong enough to do a lot of impressive things.

Meanwhile, Nick Marshall is working out with the QBs after some teams have expressed interest in drafting him as a DB and emergency QB.