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Coffee and Magnolia: 28 April 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

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Last night was Auburn's annual awards banquet for the athletes, and much fun was had by all. Highlights of the night included coaches in a lip-synching battle which Auburn Softball coach Clint Myers won by doing "All I Do is Win."


The ladies know where they're headed for the NCAA Regional: To San Antonio.

Also in "this kind of fits under Auburn golf, right?" Gus and Bo came up big in the skills challenges at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge.


Tuco came up with what he believes to be Auburn's magic number for the SEC Tournament and the rest of Auburn's post-season chances. The Tigers' bats have struggled at times, and the early going in the SEC schedule was rough, but the Tigers have been playing well of late. They'll need it going down the stretch.


We know at least one game set for next season, now, as Auburn and Middle Tennessee State will face off on December 12th in Nashville.


Auburn feels like it has seven offensive linemen who could start right now, and that's a pretty good place to be in. That link is from the Montgomery Advertiser, but Brandon Marcello of spoke with JB Grimes, as well, and has another good article on the subject. also previewed what they believe the offensive depth chart will look like at the start of 2015. It's really hard to argue with anything on how the offense may be set for the starters, even with the Tigers replacing 8 starters from last season. It gets interesting on the back-ups, though.

If you like odds, Auburn is a big favorite over Louisville to start the 2015 season, and the odds for the Tigers to win it all have improved from the end of last season, as well.

The Sporting News breaks down what Duke Williams' return for his senior season means for Auburn. Especially with Jeremy Johnson at quarterback.

Tray Matthews is wanting to put all his mistakes behind him and do big things at Auburn. I think he has a chance to be one of the best DBs the Tigers have had in a while if he keeps his head on straight and plays hard.

It's video and it's Finebaum, but has a piece up in the "Auburn Blog" of CFB Nation on the optimism for the Tigers.

In "things that will make Auburn fans happy," Gus Malzahn told FoxSports' Bruce Feldman that he has no NFL dreams or ambitions right now. Of course, he didn't come out and say he would never leave Auburn. It was a very coach-speak answer, but it should still make Auburn fans feel good - particularly in the light of the rumors that popped up around the time of the NFL coaching change season.

In NFL Draft news, WarRoomEagle profiled big Reese Dismukes in our on-going series on the draft. The Ledger-Enquirer wrote about Sammie Coates' drive to prove his worth and Nick Marshall's willingness to do whatever it takes to get on the field in the NFL.