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Coffee and Magnolia: 14 July 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

It's unfortunate there's not a better JJ picture. His bow-tie game was truly on point.
It's unfortunate there's not a better JJ picture. His bow-tie game was truly on point.
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FOOTBALL

So this is pretty much all on or about SEC Media Days, which has dominated all football articles over the past 24 hours.

For one of the only non-Media Days related stories, Jonathan Jones was named to the Thorpe Award Watch List, yesterday.

For a brief recap of what we got from Auburn's three player representatives off Twitter, we did a Tweet-cap for them.

As for Gus Malzahn, I tried to capture the essence of every question and answer for him during his press conference and Q&A session in a recap.

The official site has their own wrap-up of Gus at media days, along with a much more detailed story on Jeremy Johnson's time at the microphone.

If there's one thing that was noticed by many at Media Days, it's the confidence Gus Malzahn displayed in his quarterback and his team. The Sporting News highlights Jeremy Johnson as Auburn's next big thing in a pretty good profile of his career to date and the hype surrounding him.

This may be the most confident we've seen Gus in his entire time at Auburn. You have to believe that having a (likely) much stronger defense is helping with that. Gus called defensive coordinator Will Muschamp the best defensive mind in football. Not just college football, but all of football.

Gus was a bit more vocal than I can really remember him being this time around. He made some clear statements on things like the satellite camps and even took a subtle shot at coaches who have been critical of fast-paced teams.

Kris Frost was asked about that horrible play against Ole Miss that resulted in Laquon Treadwell's broken ankle.

We know one of the big issues for Jonathan Jones will be his foot. Jones says he's feeling good post-surgery.

Gus Malzahn expects everyone back and mostly everyone healthy when fall camp kicks off at the beginning of August. The only exception is cornerback TJ Davis, who probably won't be ready to go until October at best. That means Alex Kozan is 100% cleared and ready to go, and Carl Lawson is back and looking stronger than ever.