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BASKETBALL

I know it's just an exhibition, but this is your reminder that Auburn Basketball is back this Friday against Montevallo.

FOOTBALL

We had four different articles for you, yesterday. That's on top of the link dump. If you missed it, let's get you caught up.

First, Dr Z's weekly eye exam covered the Ole Miss game. He definitely likes what he sees from Sean White, Rhett Lashlee, and Kevin Steele's defense.

Jonny Dent's weekly offensive breakdown was a bit later than usual, but it's still just as detailed and excellent. Whether it was Ole Miss giving the Tigers the looks for it or whether Lashlee is adding in more Power and Counter, the Tigers started using more parts of the play book that they hadn't been, so far.

When I put out the call for Plays and Players of the Game, I really was pretty certain we would most all have the same opinion. For the most part, I was right. Others had some good choices, as well. I like the "Hipster Player of the Game" bit, most.

The linebackers have been the biggest surprised of the defense, this season. Next year's class looks like they're just going to add to the talent on this team and it got even better with the commitment of K.J. Britt, yesterday.

Before the season, there were questions about Robert Leff. He was a journeyman who was always a backup until the very end of last season. He got his first start as a senior this year against Clemson and seemed to struggle a bit, early. Now? Well, now, Pro Football Focus says he's one of the best offensive linemen in the nation. From a low-ranked recruit with few offers to a possible path to the League. That's a great story.

Kamryn Pettway and Daniel Carlson were named Players of the Week (Offensive and Special Teams) for the SEC this week. It's a shame Josh Holsey's performance wasn't recognized, as well.

We still have four games to play in the regular season, but Tiger players and coaches are making national award watch-lists. Carl Lawson is a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award. Gus Malzahn is a possibility for coach of the year. I would put both coordinators up for the Broyles Award going to the nation's top assistant.

When will Auburn and Georgia kick off on the 12th of November? We have no idea. Some games have been determined. Some of them are still "to be determined" as the networks have chosen to wait and exercise the "six day option" for the games on the 12th.

I had planned on doing something about this particular call, but life got in the way and I forgot before Phillip Marshall published his piece. Do you want to see one of the worst college football calls of all time? Well, look no further than Auburn vs Vanderbilt in 2001.