29 days until Auburn football. We’re inching ever so close to game week, when the RVs will start to dot the landscape and (hopefully) that fall nip pervades the air on that one random morning when you let the dog out.
We had some big news drop yesterday — the Coaches Poll was released. Check it out.
Auburn’s #13 in the rankings, just behind LSU, two spots ahead of Georgia, and one of six SEC teams in the poll. You-know-who is number one again.
As for the action back on the Plains, it’s time for another senior spotlight, this time featuring another offensive lineman...
"Everybody loves everybody here. We just treat each other like one big family."— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 3, 2017
» Austin Golson#WarEaglehttps://t.co/lP3Bs07iTb
And if you check in here later today, we’ll continue our position-by-position previews. But if you want a spoiler about which group we’ll check out today, here it is.
"I’m priding myself this year on leadership. It’s about coming together as a team."— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 3, 2017
We’ve still got to talk quarterbacks as well, but one thing that’s nice to see is Chip Lindsey’s assessment of Sean White. Obviously he and Jarrett Stidham are on equal footing with the new offense, but White’s big problem last year stemmed from the injuries he sustained. Maybe this will help...
Auburn football’s Chip Lindsey ‘really impressed’ with bigger, healthier Sean White in battle with Jarrett Stidham https://t.co/v2T0LQxsub— Michael Carvell (@Michael_Carvell) August 3, 2017
In the other backfield battle, it’s pretty evident who’ll get the majority of the carrier at running back, but it’s who’s going to be filling that third or fourth spot that’s yet to be decided.
Auburn football looking for backs to step in behind Kamryn Pettway, Kerryon Johnson https://t.co/t1WntNtW1X— Ron_H (@Rabid_AU) August 3, 2017
And finally, as we come full circle to the Coaches Poll revelation from yesterday afternoon, what’s pushed Auburn into the top fifteen? According to one writer, it’s “blind faith”.
Auburn goes full pads for the first time tomorrow, and Gus Malzahn meets with the media as well! We’ve got more of our countdown set to come before then, however, and another couple of looks at other position groups around the team. Football is nigh! War Eagle!