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Coffee and Magnolia: 16 July 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

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The Barbasol Championship begins tomorrow at the Robert Trent Jones, Jr course in Opelika. Three former or current Tigers will be participating in the event. I guess after this weekend I'll be able to say I've played two PGA Tour event courses. The other is the TPC Sawgrass. Yes, I hit 17 green. Then proceeded to 3-putt bogey it. One fun note on that: expect the Lake Course to NOT be the course used for the weekend. I remember the Marshall there telling me even the pros don't want anything to do with the Lake Course on the weekend when they're going for scores.


The fall schedule was released, yesterday! So if you're needing your softball fix, now you know when you can catch your SEC Champion Tigers.


I still don't get it. How is Duke Williams not on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List? HOW!?!? The worst part is it's not just Duke. I was a bit short-sighted in my quick reaction to not seeing Duke on the list, but For Whom The Cowbell Tolls points out that there are two other big SEC wide receivers who aren't on the list, either.

The details of Will Muschamp's contract are out and they are quite favorable to Coach Boom. As you would expect, really. Auburn knew they were going to need to offer a big deal to get him on the Plains. By all accounts, he's quite happy at the coordinator position and his family loves being back here, as well. I think he'll be here for at least two years unless there's a big program that offers him the head gig next year.

His former Florida players praised his knowledge of the game, which lends credit to Gus Malzahn's statements that he's the best defensive mind in the game.

Auburn will play a rare Thursday night SEC game against Kentucky, this season. Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is looking forward to it. The Wildcats can expect to have a good season in 2015, since they're always good on the years they play Auburn.

Gary Danielson says Auburn should use Jeremy Johnson like Ohio State used Cardale Jones. Which is similar to how Auburn used Cam Newton. I think Gary Danielson is just trying to sound smart and Gus will use Jeremy however he feels best helps the team. More on that later today, probably.

Have you been dying to know what the numbers and weights are for Auburn's incoming freshmen? Well, now you can find out! All I can really say is that, well, Byron Cowart is a big, big man. He could end up being a very bad, bad man. That could be a very good, good thing for Auburn.