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Coffee and Magnolia: 28 July 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

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The Women's Basketball team had some special guests in town recently. You can check out the YouTube video on the official site.


WarRoomEagle began his Auburn Football Xs and Os posts for this pre-season, yesterday. It started with how Gus Malzahn teaches his quarterbacks to recognize defenses. If you're a football nerd, you don't want to miss this one. He'll be building off that post going forward.

Auburn got great news last night when 2017 4* Dual Threat QB Lowell Narcisse committed to the good Tigers over the purple Tigers. He is the third commitment for 2017 and joins an already impressive class. continues its profiles of incoming players with Carlton Davis and Javaris Davis. They emphasize Carlton's size as being a key factor for why he might see a good bit of playing time as a freshman defensive back, and Javaris' speed at receiver.

In opponent news, Bobby Petrino says he has a leader for his QB race going into fall camp. I'm a little shocked he gave a name, but it could also be misdirection to keep Will Muschamp & Co off guard in their preparations for the opener against Louisville.

Speaking of opponents, has a few more previews up. Arkansas and Ole Miss are live on their page, now. . They rightly note that this is a game that many folks around the nation will have circled as a major test for the Tigers. If they go into this one undefeated, it could be a huge game.

Meanwhile, The Montgomery Advertiser is on Kentucky in it's 12 for 12 Days.

ESPN is focusing on the positions of need for various teams, and their article on Auburn discusses the pass rushers. We know we have pass rushers coming in or coming back, though, thankfully. They also break down the top running backs in the league in a video post.

Thankfully the Sports Illustrated Curse doesn't apply to Sports Illustrated For Kids (that's still a thing?), since Duke Williams is on the cover with a few other college athletes. Speaking of running backs,'s Natalie Pierre ranks the top backs in the league since 1998.