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Link sAUsage: 12 August 2016

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

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JAY JACOBS

There are a few articles up with comments from Jay Jacobs. One expresses his confidence in Bruce Pearl. It seems he thinks about like Auburn fans do... if Bruce can't win at Auburn, then no one can. Another is about Auburn football and the coaching situation and how stability is important.

BASKETBALL

A trio of former Tigers have now signed professional basketball contracts. We wish them all well in their adventures overseas.

SOCCER

The ladies took on Alabama last night in an exhibition. The result was a 2-2 draw, with Alabama scoring early, Auburn equalizing early in the 2nd half, then Alabama going ahead again before an Auburn penalty kick cemented the draw. There were a lot of positives for the Tigers, though.

In pre-season polls, the Tigers have been picked to finish 3rd in the SEC.

FOOTBALL

No matter who wins the QB job, there's reason to be optimistic about the upcoming season. At least that's my thought, anyway, which I laid out in further detail here.

The coordinators met with the media last night and spoke about the QB race, freshmen contributors, and more. The QB race may not be as close to over as it sounded the other day. I honestly expect Auburn may take it into the first few games and have roles for both QBs.

AL.com says John Franklin III isn't Nick Marshall 2.0... yet. I think that's a bit of an insult to Nick Marshall. Yes, I believe JF3 could possibly be a very dynamic athlete. However, Nick Marshall was something special. He was amazing in so many ways on the football field, and drawing comparisons to him is as unfair as drawing comparisons between Jeremy Johnson and Cam was last year.

Chandler Cox is looking forward to being more of an offensive weapon this season, as he'll be the sole FB/H-Back. It appears Pettway's move to RB is permanent with no real H-back duties for him (though he'll be using that same skill set at times, I'm sure.

See what Pat Dye had to say about his former player Kevin Greene who was just inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.