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Coffee and Magnolia: 18 May 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Zach Bland / Auburn Athletics


WAR. DAMN. AUBURN. SOFTBALL. WOOOO!!!!!! The Tigers defeated South Alabama 7-4 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the NCAA Super Regional. Auburn swept the Auburn Regional with a 4-1 win over Tennessee Tech on Friday and 1-0 Saturday and 7-4 Sunday wins over South Alabama. You'll be able to follow along with all of our NCAA Tournament coverage over the course of the next (hopefully) few weekends at this story stream. The Super Regional will be a best 2-out-of-3, and the winner will advance to the College World Series. The Tigers will face UL-Lafayatte, who beat Baylor in Game 7 of their Regional late last night.

If you watched the game you saw freshman catcher Carlee Wallace carted off the field on a stretcher. She returned to the field right as the Tigers were closing out the game - still in uniform - and was able to celebrate with her teammates. In the official site's article about the game Coach Myers indicated she is fine, if a bit sore, and should be able to play going forward.


Things didn't go so well for the baseball team this weekend. They will open SEC Tournament play as the #9 team and face #8 Kentucky on Tuesday at 4:30pm CDT. It's not quite a must-win for Auburn to make an NCAA Regional, but it's very close. The winner of that game will face #1 LSU.


The men rallied back on Sunday and took 4th place in the Lubbock Regional. With that, they advance to the NCAA Championship for the 4th straight year!

Former Auburn Golfer Roland Thatcher came very close to shooting a 59 yesterday on the WebDotCom Tour.


Auburn had quite the interesting day on Friday with the number of transfers announced. Kamryn Melton, Derrick Moncrief, and Joe Turner all announced they would be leaving the program. I had an article written up regarding Auburn's corner back depth Thursday evening, and then another corner and two safeties announced they were leaving, so I rushed to edit it to include all of the secondary before it published.

In good news, Auburn picked up a big offensive lineman by way of transfer on Sunday. Darius James was rated the #1 Offensive Guard in the nation in the 2013 class. He'll have to sit out this coming season but will have two seasons to play on the Plains and should be able to shore up the depth on the line following next season when Auburn could lose a few linemen to the draft.

The Montgomery Advertiser has a brief bit from Jay Jacobs on players transferring. I'm not sure I like how Jacobs is quoted saying the SEC needs to "help hold them more responsible for their actions." I'm not a fan of complete no-holds barred transferring, but I also think the transfer rules are heavily weighted against a student-athlete, too.

The Montgomery Advertiser has their depth chart analysis on Slot Receivers and Tight-Ends up, now. Tight-end depth is... well, it's bad.

Jovon Robinson is doing what's best for him in his efforts to become Auburn's workhorse running back, this season. I really think Robinson will be the primary back and - as I've said numerous times before - I could see a Rudi Johnson one-and-done type season for him. Especially with other big name backs like Nick Chubb having to remain for one more season. If Robinson has a big season, he'll go pro in my opinion.

In former Tiger news, Cam Newton was just doing some awesome Cam Newton things at the Preakness this weekend.