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Coffee and Magnolia: 1 May 2015

News and notes from the Auburn Corners of the Internet

Auburn Athletics

It's May already?!? When did it get to be May?!? Oh well, I'm not complaining. That just means we're one month closer to football!


Tonight starts some pretty big road trips for Auburn Baseball and Softball. If the Softball team can manage to take the series against LSU, then they have a decent shot at the SEC regular season title ahead of next week's SEC Tournament. The ladies won't be leaving Baton Rouge until the end of the tournament, as it takes place there almost immediately after the conclusion of their weekend stint.

Auburn baseball is riding a six game winning streak into its series with South Carolina this weekend. Taking this series would put the Tigers in an excellent place for making the SEC Tournament and an NCAA Regional. I would say they would almost be a shoe-in at that point. However, Tuco can give you a bit more detail on the subject.


Auburn golfers racked up some impressive accolades, as three Tigers were selected All-SEC, two of them first team. Ben Schlottman was named to the All-Freshman team, SEC Freshman of the Year, and is the first Auburn freshman in school history to be named First Team All-SEC. I'd say he has an impressive career ahead of him.

Did you watch The Masters? Did you see 21 year old winner Jordan Speith's outfits all weekend? He was covered in the familiar interlocking UA Under Armour logo. Auburn golf coaches talked about what that means for Under Armour Golf and what it could mean for Auburn going forward as an Under Armour school.


The NFL Draft is the hot story now, and likely will be through the weekend. You can click on our Story Stream during the draft to see any articles we publish on players getting drafted or signed to free agent deals.

You may not like Jameis Winston (and I definitely don't care for him), but his success and his draft position can have a positive impact on Auburn football by way of his primary recruiter at Florida State: Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig.

The Tigers are still searching for depth, and freshmen will have a chance to win the back up job to Carl Lawson at the Buck position in the fall.

Lance Thompson is settling in at Auburn and talked about his first spring on the Plains.

ESPN's Alex Scarborough discusses Auburn's efforts to improve the pass rush, which dovetails into Greg Ostendorf's "Help is on the Way" blog where he discusses Byron Cowart's chances for an immediate impact at Auburn.

In light of the negative news and stories with Elijah Daniel, take the time to read this piece on what Auburn redshirt freshman Deshaun Davis has done and marvel at how good some of these kids can be. Davis has already set up a scholarship fund to give back to his old high school. That's awesome.

In "Wait, what?" recruiting news, Auburn has offered a 6'1, 194 lbs linebacker from Logansville, GA. The reason it's so surprising is that he'll be in the 2019 signing class. Yep, he's an 8th grader. What makes it worse is that Auburn is his fourth offer.