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Coffee and Magnolia: 8 May 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet.

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There's a lot of cool stuff in terms of promos going on with Auburn Baseball over the next week. Oh, and there's a big home series against rival Alabama that could lock up the Tigers' spot in the SEC Tournament. See all the information in Everett's Home on the Plains.


My Phenix City Fast himself, Anfernee Grier, was selected to be a part of the USA Baseball College National Team, yesterday. Congrats to Anfernee Grier! is a great resource for all things college baseball. A lot of it is behind the pay-wall. Thankfully, they have an article on Auburn in Sunny Golloway's second year that is in the free portion.

We'll have a preview of the weekend series up a little later this afternoon.


The Tigers won their first game of the SEC Tournament 5-2 against Missouri on Thursday. They will face #4 Alabama in the semi-final at 2pm CDT this afternoon! The game will be televised by ESPNU.


The first day of the NCAA Regional is in the books and the Women's Golf Team is tied for the 8th position. They will need to get into the Top 6 to advance to the NCAA Championships.


While Wednesday night's decommitment of Nate Craig-Myers was no fun, it was nice for the Tigers to pick up a consensus 4* defensive back early the next morning.

Avery Young - after spending last season at Right Guard - has kicked back out to the Right Tackle spot for the 2015 season. The Montgomery Advertiser examines the depth at the position behind Young.

No one has a clue who Auburn's lead back is going to be in 2015. I'm not convinced any one person is going to take over the roll as they have the past two seasons. With the running backs on the roster now, I could see them going with whomever is hot in a particular game. ponders whether Jovon Robinson is the leader of the pack in their article headline, but be sure you read a little deeper.

That's also the position chose to examine for Auburn in their "position battles to watch" article, funny enough.

ESPN lists Auburn's Carl Lawson and D'haquille Williams as two of ten people to watch for the 2016 NFL Draft. I really hate to think of Lawson leaving after only two seasons of playing actual football for Auburn, but I'm honestly expecting that to be the case if he has the type of year we know he's capable of having.

Speaking of Lawson, I made this and I hope to use it a ton when he sacks someone next season...

Finally, The Sporting News has a few Auburn-related items of interest. First, they have Auburn ranked higher than any other SEC team in their too-early Top 25. How high? Click and find out!

Duke Williams makes an appearance in their Top 50 athletes and also the Top 25 Wide Receivers, while Jeremy Johnson finds his way into the way-too-early Heisman discussion.