Well, despite the fact that football’s literally around the corner, we didn’t expect that we’d be talking about news such as the break we heard last night.
Clint Myers is retiring.
Who knows which coach Auburn will shoot for, but Myers is the guy that brought Auburn softball to the forefront of the SEC. He won two SEC Tournament championships, made two trips to the Women’s College World Series, and finished runner-up in 2016. He set numerous records in his four years and averaged just over 51 wins per season. It’ll be a tough act to follow.
Auburn softball players react to abrupt retirement of coach Clint Myershttps://t.co/ftVVUcWXAc— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) August 24, 2017
In actual football news, we had a pretty big story come out yesterday as well. The preseason All-SEC team, as voted by coaches, was released, and Auburn had the third-most players on the list with nine. Daniel Carlson and Braden Smith were the first-team selections for the Tigers.
Notably absent on the list was Jarrett Stidham. Now, I’m not mad about that, but he’s obviously one of the more talented quarterbacks in the league, and if this offense fits him just a bit, he should be in the mix for first-team quarterback. Tons of people think so, including Kirk Herbstreit.
As for the ever-present thought of an official depth chart, it looks like we’ll get one of those early next week!
Here’s more on QB1 as well.
And finally, another former Tiger has found a new home in the NFL.
Marks was one of the few bright spots of the 2008 season, where he shined on the defensive line. You can read about that fun year in Auburn history later today in our Countdown to Kickoff series.
Until later, War Eagle!