What’s today... 24 days until kickoff? Georgia Southern looms in a little over three weeks’ time, then it’s Clemson after that, so time’s a tickin’.
Auburn’s finished up seven fall practices, including one scrimmage, and things are starting to come together. For the notes from yesterday’s work on the Plains, and for all the helpful links to practice reports, you know where to click.
Elsewhere, there are some really good looks at position groups for the Tigers, including one on the running backs...
"We have an excellent room. From one through 10, everybody knows we all need each other."— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 8, 2017
And one on the wide receivers...
Auburn's WRs don't just want to be better in 2017.— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 9, 2017
"Our goal is to be the best receiving group in the country." https://t.co/1jy3UZOxVh pic.twitter.com/g3e3yDOk3a
That’s a tall task to be the best receiving group in the country, but the talent’s definitely in place to make it a reality if things come together in Chip Lindsey’s offense.
We’ve got another set of rankings out, this time from CBS Sports — they’re higher on the Tigers than most, and have them inside the top ten.
The Auburn basketball team has made its way over to Italy, and after getting a little practice work in, they made the trip over to tour the Vatican!
The team took a trip to the Vatican today after practice! #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/JKipo8HjeE— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) August 8, 2017
In other basketball news, a former Auburn quarterback and former Mr. Basketball in the state of Alabama is trying his hand on the hardwood.
And one Auburn alum in particular has been showing off at practice in the NFL. Hopefully he’ll make most everyone feel silly for passing on him in this year’s draft.
Just a #Bengals reminder: Carl Lawson still destroying everything in front of him rushing off the edge. Just as he has all camp.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 8, 2017
No duh. War Eagle.