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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

BASEBALL

Sunny Golloway's lawyer responded on his behalf to his firing from Auburn University's head baseball coach position. It's an interesting response, to say the least.

Phillip Marshall says now is not the time for Auburn to hire an interim baseball coach with the roster in its current state from Golloway's JUCO-heavy recruiting. Auburn needs to hire a permanent head coach right now to ensure next year's recruiting class and to try to manage the roster as well as they can.

BASKETBALL

CBSSports.com says Bruce Pearl is proving you can bring in top tier talent to Auburn. Bruce Pearl has a 5* in both the 2016 and 2017 class, and there's still time for more.

SOCCER

The Soccer team got a little bit of love from ESPN after their dramatic weekend finishes.

FOOTBALL

Blake has his usual Monday morning TAKES on the season. I don't know if I'm quite as pessimistic at thinking 6-6 is the best we can expect. I still think this team can turn it around and win some of the other games on the schedule. I'm the eternal football optimist, though. Dr Z's Hindsight is more in the line of how I feel.

Auburn thankfully wasn't near the top of this week's College Football Knockouts. This week's winner goes to Toledo, who is continuing its excellent run through its schedule after knocking of Arkansas, Iowa State, and now Arkansas State.

Gus Malzahn doesn't mince words and try to play off the preseason expectations when saying that Auburn should definitely be disappointed in the way the season has started so far. Then last night at Tiger Talk he spoke about quarterback Sean White and his performance in his first action of college football.

We started the season feeling like we had a lock as a quarterback starter, as opposed to many other SEC teams. Now we're a part of the "Quarterback battles" subject on ESPN's SEC Blog. I don't think it's exactly a battle, right now. Unless something happens and Jeremy Johnson's confidence suddenly reappears, Sean White looks to have the job going forward.

Ivan Maisel and many others are on the train of "this looks like Gene Chizik's tenure..." I'm going to hold off on that argument for a little while. For one, Gus has hamstrung himself on the offense running fast, this season. Whether that's due to lack of confidence in the quarterbacks or what, I don't know. However, we know he can get back to doing what he does best. Plus, the defense is actually improving judging by what we saw on Saturday.

In another ESPN feature, I'm not sure I agree with the tone starting this piece that makes it sound like Sean White didn't do anything more than Jeremy Johnson had previously in his first game. It changes a bit to talk about what he did well and then has interviews from players and coaches praising him, but I think the offense did look different.

In bad news for a former Auburn Tiger, Cody Parkey's season is over in the NFL. The Eagles are placing him on injured reserve.