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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

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BASKETBALL

It slipped a bit under the radar in Saturday's draft hoopla, but Auburn has replaced Todd Golden with former Georgia Tech assistant coach Chad Dollar. Dollar knows the Georgia area (particularly Atlanta) when it comes to recruiting, so that should be a nice help for Bruce Pearl's squad.

Auburn added a transfer this weekend from Presbyterian. He'll have to sit out this season, but he'll be ready to go in 2017. His name is DeSean Murray, and he led the Big South Conference in scoring last season with 20ppg, even though his team was pretty bad.

BASEBALL

Auburn won the weekend series against Kentucky! I'll have a general recap of that up before too long if all goes well this morning.

SOFTBALL

The ladies, however, had a rough go of things in Knoxville, yesterday. The Tigers suffered not one but two run-rule defeats at the hands of the Lady Vols. They'll try to avoid the sweep this afternoon.

TRACK & FIELD

It was a pretty good weekend for the track team. The men's 4x100m relay team won the college championship with a time of 39.82. At the Georgia Invitational in Athens, things went pretty well, too.

FOOTBALL

Gus is excited about the season coming up and the future of Auburn football in general. He'll be going around the southeast relaying that message at various Auburn Clubs and other events for the annual Tiger Trek in the coming weeks.

Brandon Marcello spent some time with football transfer commit T.J. Neal this weekend. He watched and discussed the NFL Draft with him and even got him to answer questions from fans.

NFL DRAFT

So, there were a few players drafted, a few players signed as Undrafted Free Agents, and a few more who were invited to various camps with a chance to compete for a free agency deal. All of our NFL Draft stories are contained in this story stream for your ease of reading.

Yes, Ricardo Louis made the statement that he wasn't developed at Auburn. I don't think any Auburn fans really disputed that. Louis later clarified and said he wasn't criticizing the coaches; what he meant was that he still has development he needs to work on. If I had to guess, I'd say that's in route running, since Auburn's route are supposedly very simple. Oh, and catching the football more consistently would help, too.