The women's non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 campaign was released, yesterday. Hopefully the Tigers are able to build on their finish to last season.
Auburn scrimmaged for the first time this preseason yesterday morning in Jordan-Hare Stadium, and I'm still doing the "Snoopy Happy Dance" from the reports on the defense and Carl Lawson in particular.
The position previews continue! The linebackers were our focus, yesterday. We might actually have depth at the position this year, and that's a great feeling.
Going back to the scrimmage stuff for a bit, Gus said leading up to it that it would involve a lot of the youngsters, and he said in his press conference that it definitely showed there are some freshman who could make an immediate impact.
Austin Golson did not take part in the scrimmage, which makes two practices in a row that he hasn't taken part in due to a currently unknown "minor" injury. Golson has been the presumed starter at the center spot. If he is unable to go, the spot will likely be filled by Xavier Dampeer.
I wasn't exactly tracking that there was such a thing as the "Lott Impact Trophy," but it exists, so of course there's a Watch List! Jonathan Jones is one of five SEC players to make the pre-season Watch List for the award.
ESPN has a video for their preview for Auburn as they sit in the #3 spot of ESPN's preseason Power Rankings (not to be confused with the Football Power Index, where Auburn was 18th). They also have a written article by Edward Aschoff for the 2015 team, as well. He obviously wrote his preview pre-Duke suspension, but count me as someone who has a sneaking suspicion that Duke will be be back on the field by the Louisville game.
Chris Low previewed the SEC divisions in an ESPN.com video. Then there's an SEC Network video on the most indispensable players in the SEC. That's going to be a topic I'll discuss a little later in more detail for Auburn. There's also a Danny Kanell video that Auburn is mentioned in on ESPN.com as well, but I can't really recommend it because Danny Kanell.
Want to know how much Auburn will be spending on the future non-conference games? The details on all of them were released, yesterday.
Speaking of that Louisville game, the SB Nation Louisville site "Card Chronicle" says the game could potentially be the biggest in Louisville football history.
A resolution was entered in the Alabama legislature to encourage Auburn to claim additional national championships. It blew up on Twitter. Jeremy Henderson contacted the state senator who proposed it about the backlash.
So Cam Newton got into a fight at the Panther's practice, yesterday. Even in the fight photos you see that smile.