Pre practice vibes— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 15, 2017
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We’re getting down to it. A lot of information is coming out now regarding starters and other developments on the depth chart.
Monday: Jarrett Stidham named starting quarterback.
Tuesday: the biggest question of fall camp is answered. Gus Malzahn names a starting punter.
Ian Shannon wins Auburn's punter competitionhttps://t.co/KhPbB49PZ1 pic.twitter.com/ChPLiRsjr3— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) August 15, 2017
As you can see, he’s wearing a very distinctive number. That’s the one of late former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen. It’s a big honor.
#️⃣4️⃣3️⃣"I want to represent the number the best I can." @AuburnFootball P @ianshannon38 on wearing Philip Lutzenkichen's number. pic.twitter.com/rZsCrS8AOG— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) August 16, 2017
Aside from Shannnon taking the job, Kevin Steele assessed his defense yesterday evening and seemed pretty pleased overall.
"[The defense] has come to work every day; good attitude, work ethic, leadership."— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 16, 2017
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He’s also going to be using a bunch of young guys in his scheme, whether that be in a role in the two-deep, or just to help out in spot situations. He’s done it before (see Marlon Davidson starting last year’s opener), and isn’t afraid to test out the new guys early.
Kevin Steele preparing freshmen to help Auburn football’s first-team defense this fall #WarEagle https://t.co/gZjiGJiUHZ pic.twitter.com/Iz5CFkoOWY— SEC Country Auburn (@SECCountryAU) August 16, 2017
As for an interesting little note that popped up last night, might Auburn’s week two opponent go the same route that the Tigers did last year?
Will Clemson play multiple quarterbacks against Auburn?https://t.co/LItL7N8luX pic.twitter.com/BUv7CYu6mk— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) August 16, 2017
What a weird turn that would be, to see Dabo rotate quarterbacks in after what Auburn did very unsuccessfully in that game last season.
In other Tiger news, a former Auburn baseball player reached an important milestone last night. It’s 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson.
Congrats to @BringerOfRain20 on reaching 500 career RBIs! ☔️☔️☔️ pic.twitter.com/HQUax8dO9a— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 16, 2017
And finally, we’re almost ready for football — er, futbol. The Auburn soccer team opens its season soon, and they’ve been picked to finish 6th in the SEC after going deep in the NCAA Tournament a year ago.
AU ROUNDUP: Auburn soccer picked to finish 6th in SEC https://t.co/8RW6u5qRZd— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 16, 2017
We’ll get to hear from Chip Lindsey later today, so stick around for that! Until then, War Eagle.