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Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

I'm back! It was a nice two weeks off to get married and travel to Scotland, but now I'm back to the real world and writing about Auburn sports. I'd like to thank WarRoom Eagle and AU_Jonesy for the hard work of keeping the site going while I was gone. I checked in on occasion, but, for the most part, I forgot about this site for the first time in 2 years, and it was very nice to have a break. I got to visit Hadrian's Wall, walk The Old Course, visit Loch Ness, go to Islay and tour Ardbeg and Lagavulin, and take a 16-mile walk through the absolutely stunningly beautiful Scottish Highlands. It was amazing.

Now, though, it's back to the grind. SEC Media Days happened while I was gone! We had a commitment and a decommitment. We're just two weeks (TWO. WEEKS.) from the start of practice for the 2016 season. Let's get down to the doings of our orange and blue, shall we?

GOLF

Former Tiger Michael Johnson competed in his first professional tournament this weekend at the PGA's Barbasol Championship. How did he do? Not bad. Just finished 3rd. It was a familiar course and the game's very best may not have been there, but there were still a lot of very talented professionals in the field, and Johnson acquitted himself well. His Top 10 finish even gets him into next weekend's Canadian Open.

FOOTBALL

Kerryon Johnson, now that he's healthy, could potentially be one of the most versatile players in the SEC. That's what SECcountry.com has to say about him. He had 753 all-purpose yards last season, and you can definitely expect that number to be much higher in 2016.

"Tough love" is the name of the game for the Tigers going through offseason workouts. They're pushing themselves to the limits to "earn it" this season.

In a recap of SEC Media Days, the Ledger-Enquirer says that Auburn flew mostly under the radar. As opposed to past years where there was either hype about the Tigers or there were dumb little "arguments" between Malzahn and Bielema, I'd have to say this is true. Gus went first, and then there wasn't much said about Auburn from what I could tell.