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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

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BASKETBALL

Not really Auburn-specific, but the disease of some SEC basketball officiating will now spread into other conferences, as a consortium for officiating has been formed between the SEC, AAC, and ASUN.

FOOTBALL

Auburn's offense is very young in 2016. I really didn't realize just how young it is until I decided to take a look at the underclassmen who could have an impact on the offense. Aside from the offensive line, every other position could end up dominated by underclassmen.

There are seniors out there looking to make a difference in their final year, of course. One of those is Marcus Davis, who is hoping to have a final season similar to Quan Bray and Ricardo Louis. I'd say he should aim more for Quan Bray as a model, though.

One position group that's not young and which should be the anchor of the offense is the offensive line. There's a lot of experience and talent in that group.

It's Ole Miss' turn on the AL.com "early scouting report," as they take an early look at this year's opponents.

Want a full prediction of Auburn's schedule? Pete Fiutak, who once wrote some scathing things about Gene Chizik and Auburn during the Cam saga, predicted the Tigers' entire schedule for Campus Insiders. He predicts a .500 season. I don't think many of those games are going to go the way he thinks. He may end up right on the schedule, but I don't see the LSU game (at home, where even in 2012's horror we almost pulled off the win) and Georgia games going the way he thinks. Nor do I think the MSU game will, either.

Meanwhile, SECcountry ranks all of Auburn opponents on the "tough enough" scale. See which ones they think are the easiest and which the hardest. I'm pretty sure almost anyone could do the top and bottom of this list with the middle 3-4 being a toss-up.

SEC coaches aren't sold on satellite camps. We know Auburn's Gus Malzahn isn't, since he only sent coaches to a few of them and he attended none of them himself.

A former Tiger will finally be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame next week as Kevin Greene, a former walk-on, will be enshrined in Canton.

Want to vomit? Then check out these "concept helmet designs" put together by AL.com. They're bad. All of them. One or two of them might have been neat in a better photoshop, but these are all just bad.