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Coffee and Magnolia: 28 August 2015

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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

HOME ON THE PLAINS

School is back in session, there are things going on around campus, and Everett is back to have you covered on all of the weekend's events!

SOCCER

The official site has a "25 things you may or may not know" feature about one of Auburn's senior players. Remember, the Tigers are in town this weekend! You can check out the official site's preview as the ladies attempt to go 3-0 on the season, here.

FOOTBALL

WarRoomEagle took on "Little Rock," yesterday. Little Rock is the play that is best known for giving us the Miracle at Jordan-Hare. The thing is... it wasn't supposed to work the way it did. WarRoomEagle tells us what was supposed to happen.

Speaking of the Miracle at Jordan-Hare, Ricardo Louis doesn't want that to be the play that defines him. I don't think he's going to mind the reception Auburn fans will give him over that moment for the rest of his life, though.

Jeremy Johnson won a pre-season "Herbie" award. That's what Kirk Herbstreit calls his pre-season accolades. I don't know how much stock I put in it, since he says LSU and Tennessee will play for the SEC title. Don't get me wrong, that could definitely happen, but I don't think it will.

Gus Malzahn spoke to the media following practice last night. I failed you for the second press conference in a row, as I was busy with other things this evening. There are a number of article on what he said, including being happy with the team's effort. He also addressed that whole Wall Street Journal article thing.

Speaking of, the Dean of the program has stated that the Public Administration major was salvaged through absolutely no influence of the athletic department. Sooooo... we're really at a "non story," now.

Alex Kozan spoke with the media tonight, and he's anxious to get back on the field. Auburn will have a number of players this season who played at a high level in 2013 but sat out the 2014 season. Kozan should be a big piece of the offensive line. When speaking with the media, Kozan did seem to let slip that Austin Golson may be pushing ahead for the Center race.

Grantland.com "reverse engineered" the last few national champions in order to attempt to find consistent traits of those teams and apply that to the teams in the hunt this season. It's an interesting concept. They don't really give 2015 Auburn as much credit towards meeting the criteria, but this is preseason. I think there's a good chance Auburn has a few of the traits the author doesn't see Auburn having right now.

Forbes says that Auburn has the 7th highest prices for home games on the secondary market. Auburn has also sold out quite a few games in a row. This is the type of demand that leads to a push for stadium expansion.