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Bo Jackson's nephew plans to suit up for the Tigers next year.

Auburn football: Seeing both sides at quarterback, getting to know another Jackson

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss the importance of balanced expectations and a legacy prospect becomes a Tiger. 

Count ’em 

Spring semester went well for most Auburn student-athletes, but it was especially great for 72.

That’s how many earned spots on the 2017 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll, according to a release on the Auburn Athletics website.

To make the cut, athletes had to have a GPA of 3.00 in the preceding academic year or a cumulative GPA above 3.00 (which is not an easy thing to do with so much time dedicated to athletics).

The list included 12 baseball players, 17 softball players and six from the women’s tennis team.

See the whole list here.

Find the balance, Auburn fans 

Auburn beat reporter Justin Ferguson is writing a series that you’re going to want to pay attention to. In Confidence vs. Caution, readers will get a look at the upside and potential downside of each Auburn football position group.

Up first is the position all fans, and Auburn fans in particular, will be examining most often this fall: quarterbacks.

Think Jarrett Stidham is the answer to the Tigers’ offensive woes? He might be, but Ferguson cautions: “As great as Stidham looked during spring practices, he still hasn’t taken a snap at Auburn. The former 5-star quarterback only made three starts at Baylor…”

Hype surrounding the Tigers has exploded and disappointed in recent years, so this series is one you definitely want to get your eyes on.

Getting to know another Jackson (yes, related to Bo Jackson) 

Do you sometimes wish that another Cam Newton or Bo Jackson would run through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium?

Well, wish granted.

Shedrick Jackson, nephew of Heisman Trophy winner and Auburn all-time great Bo Jackson, officially committed to Auburn on Monday via a commitment video produced by If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here.

Because he always has your back, SEC Country recruiting writer Benjamin Wolk listed five things you need to know about the latest commit. See what Wolk wants you to know:


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