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January 17, 2018

Auburn Athletics

It’s snowing in Auburn (and everywhere else around the southeast), so I know you’re socked in and reading the entire College and Magnolia archives! Here are some other things to help make your snow day a little more enjoyable.

First, read up on some past Auburn snows:

The big news from yesterday, however, pertains not to the wintry skies above, but to the newly-created hole on the coaching staff.

Offensive line coach Herb Hand left Auburn yesterday to take a job at Texas as the line coach and co-offensive coordinator. It’s a position he’s familiar with, having had co-OC duties with his previous boss when he and Malzahn were at Tulsa together. Word is that we may see a quick hire to replace him, and lo and behold...

Huh. If J.B Grimes returns to Auburn, he’ll be returning to a familiar group indeed. If you don’t remember, he helped coach Greg Robinson into a high draft pick, and coached Reese Dismukes into a Rimington Award winning season. He left after the 2015 season to take a job at Cincinnati, and then moved to UConn where Rhett Lashlee was offensive coordinator.

However, never mind the fact that we’ve got an opening for an extremely important position coach just a few weeks before Signing Day. Softball is just around the corner, and new head coach Mickey Dean’s got practice in full swing.

Kasey Cooper’s gone, but we will have a couple years of fabulous recruiting classes to help out with filling the void. It’ll also help that Dean’s one of the best pitching coaches in the land, and he’s got great returning talent in Makayla Martin and Kaylee Carlson.

And finally, tune in at 6 pm CST for the Iron Bowl of Basketball tonight as Auburn goes for fifteen straight victories on the season. We’ll have a full preview up later today.

War Eagle!