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Coffee and Magnolia: 8 April 2015

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DIAMOND TIGERS

Both the baseball and softball teams will be in action tonight here in Auburn. Baseball is taking on Georgia State at 6pm CDT, while Softball is facing UAB at 5:30pm CDT. You can find out more about those games and everything else happening in Auburn this weekend in Everett's Home on the Plains.

GOLF

The men finished 2nd in the Gary Koch Invitational yesterday. Junior Michael Johnson finished in a tie as co-medalist in the overall honors.

FOOTBALL

Auburn's 9th practice of the spring was yesterday. You can find a recap of the little that's known about it here. I also rambled on about the subject of closed practices, lack of media access, and the important of spring games to college football fans in the age of secrecy in college football if you're interested in reading that.

People expect big things of Montravius Adams. They have since he arrived on campus in 2013. Auburn is trying their best to get him to play hard on every snap. I really think that if he plays hard and flips that switch every down he plays, then he could be in for a Nick Fairley type season. Let's hope!

Auburn hasn't named a starting quarterback yet, so Rhett Lashlee hasn't quite decided how he's going to work A-Day this year. Last year it was Nick Marshall with the 1s and JJ with the 2s. This year we're liable to see different reps with different squads.

Everyone expected Jason Smith would make the move to wide receiver sooner or later. I don't know if anyone expected it as soon as the flip was made. He explained the decision to do so to the media yesterday.

Duke Williams was getting extra attention in stretches yesterday during the media viewing period. Rhett Lashlee said in the press conference that it's just the normal wear and tear of spring practice and nothing to be concerned about.

Deregulation of the conference championship games is being considered for as early as 2016. What could this mean for Auburn's future? A lot. First off, you can probably find a way to throw those SEC future opponents schedules out the window. Most importantly for Auburn fans it could mean the return of the Florida rivalry. Chadd Scott has some thoughts on the subject as a whole. We'll have some at a later point, as well.

ESPN.com has an article on how Auburn is seeking to find that "championship edge" again. Their new layout is just horrendous, by the way. I didn't know it was possible to find the perfect mix of starkness and sensory overload, but they did it.