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No basketball stories today, but I just loved this picture and wanted to use it.
No basketball stories today, but I just loved this picture and wanted to use it.
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BASEBALL

Anferneer Grier was named to the Preseason All-SEC First Team. #PhenixCityFast, y'all. Definitely hoping to see some great plays from Grier this season.

Kevin finished up the baseball preview yesterday with Part 3. The full preview is quite extensive. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't already.

The Tigers' projection from ESPN isn't too stellar for 2016. The SEC is an extremely tough baseball league, though, and with Auburn hiring a new coach in a strange time, I guess I can see the doubt about the Tigers.

We'll find out how things go starting today when the Tigers open the season against Sacramento State at 1pm Central.

GYMNASTICS

The #8 Tigers will be in Baton Rouge to take on the #6 Tigers of LSU tonight. Auburn is fresh off that historic defeat of Alabama and looking to keep the momentum going.

SOFTBALL

Fresh off that victory over UCF, the Tigers remained in Florida for a five day tournament in Clearwater. Coach Myers' squad is sitting at 6-0 on the season and hoping to keep that going strong.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

I had to update this in the morning since the Swimming and Diving article came out late last night after I'd already gone to bed. The men are in second place and the women gaining ground going into Day Four.

FOOTBALL

I know plenty will disagree with me, but I've been saying for a while that Rhett Lashlee isn't as bad of a quarterback coach as many take him for after Jeremy Johnson's 2015 performance. I decided to finally write the article on the quarterbacks he's coached prior to Johnson to show why he's had a good history when it comes to working with signal callers.

Auburn hired a new off-field staffer today from Arizona State in Patrick Suddes. Suddes is apparently an expert at directing recruiting efforts. He's done it at Arizona State the last two years, at Texas before that, and then for six years with Alabama prior to then. He is an Alabama graduate, so I'm a bit shocked to see him at Auburn, but hopefully he does well.

What did each SEC team learn in 2015? What did Auburn learn? SI.com gives you their thoughts on the matter.

Who would ESPN like to see at Media Days aside from the coaches? I'm thinking Gus Malzhan will take Carl Lawson with him at least. Outside of that, I'm really not sure who will join him in Hoover.

I didn't realize that Kevin Greene wasn't even really a starter at Auburn. I knew that he was a walk-on and that it was an interesting journey while he was on the Plains, but only starting four games in his entire collegiate career (which was really only two seasons? That's insane that he still set as many records as he did and had the NFL Hall of Fame career.

Who are Auburn's top NFL rushers? Would it surprise you to know that Cam Newton has already passed Bo Jackson for total yards gained on the ground? Bo really didn't play that many seasons and he didn't play full seasons even when he did.