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Coffee and Magnolia: 7 May 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

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Junior Emily Carosone is one of ten finalists for the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. She is tied for second on Auburn's team for home runs (17) and tied for second in the nation in RBIs with 73.

The Softball team opens SEC Tournament play this morning against Missouri, who defeated Mississippi State in the first round, yesterday. The game is available on the SEC Network, as will all games in the SEC Softball Tournament.


Tuco examined Auburn's chances at hosting an NCAA Regional, yesterday. Auburn should be heading to Hoover at this point barring a big collapse over the final six SEC games, so we're getting ahead of ourselves, but it's still fun to speculate on.


The Women's Golf Team begins NCAA Regional play today in San Antonio. Good luck, Ladies!


In "well that sucks" news, 5* WR Nate Craig-Myers decommitted from Auburn late last night. He has spoken a few times about keeping his options open, but remained officially committed to the Tigers until last night. Hopefully the Tigers can get him back in the fold. There's a long way to go until signing day.

There could be a bit of good news coming this morning though, since consensus 4* John Broussard from Phenix City will be announcing his commitment at 9am CDT. Auburn is the likely choice, though he could pick LSU or Mississippi State.

OL coach JB Grimes is quite happy with the progress being made by the early-entree offensive linemen. With Auburn's current depth, he sees Tyler Carr and Bailey Sharp redshirting this season, but the future is very bright for them on the Plains.

The Montgomery Advertiser is now on the Right Guard position in its examination of Auburn's depth chart. The spot is pretty much locked in for Braden Smith, even if it hasn't been made official just yet.

In injury news, there's some good things to talk about. DB TJ Davis is ahead of schedule on rehabbing his ACL tear, WR Tony Stevens should be back to normal in about two weeks, and Gus Malzahn says that Carl Lawson is back to 100%.

Jeremy Johnson wants to focus on the things that make a team great during the offseason. The so-called "intangibles." OC Rhett Lashlee said that naming JJ the starter after Spring was in part to help build the relationship and chemistry with the team over the summer. says Jeremy Johnson is the player with the most to prove in the SEC West. They also examine stand-out freshmen from SEC teams after spring practices and list Auburn early-enrollee Tim Irvin as one of them.