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Auburn has a slew of talented representatives at the Senior Bowl this week in Mobile, Ala.

Auburn football: Austin Golson joins teammates in Mobile

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Joining in on fun 

Auburn center Austin Golson was added to the Senior Bowl South team on Monday after an injury to another player.

Golson played almost every spot along Auburn’s offensive line during his senior season, making a huge difference for the Tigers’ offense. Right guard Braden Smith opted not to compete in the Senior Bowl. Typically, players “respectfully decline” as Smith said he did, because of injury, but there’s no known injury to Smith.

Smith is projected as a third-round NFL draft pick and is training in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

 

In other Auburn news:

Auburn stays in Top 25  

Auburn basketball fell to Alabama at Tuscaloosa and looked like it was going to be downed by Georgia on Saturday night.

But the Tigers wouldn’t cave that easily. Pearl’s team rebounded and handed the Bulldogs a double-digit loss. AP voters (such as SEC Country’s own Justin Ferguson) recognized the comeback effort.

On Monday, Auburn found itself at No. 19 in the national polls. That was a slight drop, but two spots is much preferred to falling out of the rankings altogether. Now, the Tigers are headed into games this week against Missouri and LSU as the highest-ranked SEC team.

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Gymnastics’ sweet start to week

Auburn gymnastics hosts Kentucky this week at Auburn Arena and the Tigers will boast a No. 16 ranking heading into the matchup.

The meet will begin at 7:30 p.m. CT and the Wildcats are currently sitting at No. 6 in the polls.

The ranking comes after Auburn earned a 196.375 road score at Georgia.

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Make sure you are following Ferguson, who’s down in Mobile, Ala., this week for Senior Bowl fun.

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