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NCAA Football: Clemson at Auburn Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

My feedly tool I use to collect stories to pull from is broken at the moment, so this may be a bit sparse today. Hopefully, it’ll be back to normal soon.

AUTLIVE CANCER

As part of showing support for cancer patients, the Auburn Tigers lit up the video board in Jordan-Hare Stadium last night.

SOFTBALL

Were you unable to make it to a softball game during the Tigers' run to the College World Series? Well, the fall schedule is out if you want to catch them before they go on break until February.

FOOTBALL

So what in the world was that jumbo formation with Chandler Cox lined up to take the snap and then spinning around? Tuco explains what is actually a very old actual football formation and play call.

Rhett Lashlee spoke to the media last night. Here's what he had to say about the offensive game plan, players who may see increased action very soon, and more.

In all the struggles from Saturday night, perhaps one of the most unexpected was the offensive line. They're looking to make big strides from Week 1 to Week 2. It was a trial by fire against a very good defensive line unit from Clemson. We'll see if the line continues in its current configuration or if some changes come along if they don't improve.

AL.com's film room actually does say there were promising signs from Auburn's offense Saturday night. I agree; there were promising signs. Now Gus just has to throw out the large amounts of really dumb things and focus more on the positive stuff.

One thing we heard since Jovon Robinson's dismissal was that Kerryon Johnson wasn't exactly an every-down back who could carry the ball 20+ times per game. Well, one game is in the books and Johnson did just fine with his 23 carries.

So, uh, this isn't exactly how you want it to happen, but it sounds like Auburn's game this weekend against Arkansas State may be a bit easier since at least 12 of their players - including one-time Auburn commit and Alabama transfer Dee Liner - have been battling a bad virus all week.

Speaking of the Arkansas State game, the new Group of 5 website Forgotten5.com (where I also write) has previewed this weekend's game from the Red Wolves' perspective. Go check out the site! I'll admit the preview (written by the stAte writer, not me) is kinda laughable in parts, but it does show you the perception of Auburn from folks who didn't watch the game or know what's gone on since then.