The weekend started off with rain, forcing a double-header on Saturday. Auburn was able to pick up the victory in Game 1, but Game 2 and Game 3 were different stories. Auburn just made too many mistakes in Game 3 and couldn't keep the runs off the board for LSU. Read the full weekend recap, here.
Chuck Person will not be the head coach for UAB. That's good news for Auburn on a number of levels. Chuck Person is an excellent recruiter, so we'd rather have him at Auburn for that. It would have hurt even worse for him to to go another in-state school. Particularly one that has been better at basketball than Auburn has been of late. It was reported by an AL.com personality whom I really don't want to link to, but that's the report.
The gymnastics team won their NCAA Regional for the first time in school history and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second season in a row.
The ladies did pretty well on the diamond, though. They got their second straight sweep, this time of the #12 ranked team in the nation. Auburn features somewhat in the ESPN highlights for the best SEC softball plays of the week.
The Tigers scrimmaged again Saturday, in a practice that was apparently 50/50 on scrimmage and practice. Gus Malzahn met with the media afterwards, and you can read the recap of practice, here.
The official site has a recap of Saturday's practices, as well. There's a bit more information than what I had.
Carlton Davis has some big goals for Auburn's 2016 defense. 14 points or less. That's the goal for every game. That level would have been good for quite a few more wins in 2015, and I'm certain that would mean a great season for Auburn in 2016.
There will be another new player with some experience joining Carlton Davis in the secondary, as a transfer from Miami (OH) will be coming in. That marks the second graduate transfer for the Tigers this season following T.J. Neal from Illinois.