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Link sAUsage: 9 November 2016

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Auburn Athletics

First off, a reminder: I don't even know if it'll be decided by the time this is published, but don't talk about it. Just don't. No matter which side you're on.

BASKETBALL

We're so close to Auburn Basketball and we can all be happy about that, right? We'll have more on them a bit later this morning. If all goes REALLY well (which I'm not too hopeful for), we'll have even MORE news about them around the 9am hour.

SOCCER

Auburn's soccer team scheduled a tough non-conference schedule and it prepared them for a great run through the SEC schedule. They're battle tested and ready to give it their all in the NCAA Tournament.

FOOTBALL

Peggy does not like Georgia. Most of us don't. She tells us why and tells us all the horrendous things she likes MORE than she likes Georgia.

Gus updated the media on some injury notes during his press conference, yesterday. You might be able to believe him on some of it. Maybe. I don't know. Given his history with injury news, I'm not sure I wouldn't go with Sean, Tre, and Tony are out for UGA and Pettway is just fine.

The College Football Playoff rankings for the second week are out! LSU played a very tough game against Bama and dropped a huge number of spots. Texas A&M lost to CLANGA, so surely they dropped a huge bit, too, right? So Auburn moved up! Well, about that...

I noticed it on Twitter, but I didn't think much about it at the time. Auburn had Derrick Brown playing defensive end at times last Saturday with Marlon Davidson a bit banged up. Rodney Garner briefly tried an experiment like that in 2014 when he moved Mon Adams outside a few times to start the year with Lawson hurt, but it didn't work out that well. Brown's move actually did show some promise (though let's not discount that this year's Adams is not 2014's Adams; I bet he'd be awesome there, too, now).

If you want to feel a bit better about the UGA game, the Ledger-Enquirer has an editorial of sorts about how Auburn has learned how to win, while Georgia has not. It just takes that one game to turn that, though, and UGA could have picked that up last weekend against Kentucky in Lexington.

AL.com asks if Auburn is healthy enough to beat UGA. UGA is harboring their own injury issues, as well. I know one analytics guy doesn't think Auburn's injury issues should matter: