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Linke sAUsage: 1 February 2016

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Zach Bland / Auburn Athletics

Apologies for this being a bit late, this morning. Issues with the Feedly tool, my computer dragging last night, grading freshmen PT tests in the rain this morning, everything just conspired against me. This isn't as detailed or as full as I would like it, but I honestly didn't have enough time to put everything I needed to in it before I started work this morning.


Practice began for the Tigers last Friday as they prepare to kick off the Butch Thompson era. Anfernee Grier is leading the way for the team in practice so far as Coach Thompson figures out what the nature and character of this season's team will be.


We knew we were in for a rough time of it as soon as it was announced Cinmeon Bowers was suspended for the Oklahoma State game. Then then game went pretty much as a number of Auburn's games have gone all season: the Tigers fell down big early and played evenly for the rest of the contest, but could never climb out of the hole.


#1 ranked Auburn put a fair bit of a whoopin' on #3 Baylor, 15-5 Saturday afternoon. That puts the Tigers at 6-1 on the season.


Things are looking good so far for the softball team as they're getting ready to start the season. Clint Myers is quite happy with where his team is, and is looking forward to a number of sell out crowds at Jane B Moore Field.


It almost always seems like there are a few key players who don't get to go through much of spring practice. We know Kerryon Johnson will be extremely limited due to shoulder surgery. Now we know the same is true of Tray Matthews. Both should be ready for the fall.

The Ledger-Enquirer profiles two more redshirts from the last season. Defensive Back Jamel Dean will likely be an immediate contributor next fall. Prince Tega Wanogho probably has a little more work to do to get on the field, but I can't wait to see what he's capable of.

Jonathan Wallace is going to be sticking around the Plains as a graduate assistant. That's some great news for a guy who has been through a ton with this team over the last few years.

Former Tiger Jonathan Jones made himself some money last week in the Senior Bowl practices. It sounds like he really flew up the board for a number of teams. He had three tackles during the actual game.

A few more former Tigers have been invited to the NFL Combine. Kris Frost and Avery Young will head to Indianapolis for the annual event.