Auburn football: Chip Lindsey dons a mic; David Ross ‘busts a move’ on DWTS
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 Chip Lindsey’s quarterback development and David Ross’ Dancing with the Stars.
What is Chip Lindsey up to this spring?
Fans are eager to see what new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey does with Auburn’s offense in 2017.
Though Lindsey has only been in his new position for a couple of months (and Thursday he’ll have his 10th practice), there’s already been talk of a much more dynamic, balanced offense.
Lindsey has a reputation for developing quarterbacks and while it helps that he walked into the same meeting room as newcomers Jarrett Stidham and Malik Willis (the freshman is drawing comparisons to Nick Marshall), he’ll be expected to help his unit grow this offseason. He’s also been given total control by head coach Gus Malzahn and will make the decision about Auburn’s starting quarterback this fall.
The official Auburn Twitter account got a glimpse of what Lindsey being in charge looks like at Auburn’s practice on Tuesday afternoon. There is a lot of coaching happening and some cool throwing drills. If you pay close attention, you can also catch Sean White tossing a deep ball to wide receiver Darius Slayton for what appears to be a touchdown.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) March 29, 2017
David Ross busts a move, survives
Grandpa, aka David Ross, impressed in his first appearance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
The former Tiger and Cubs catcher, who’s paired up with Lindsay Arnold this season, dressed in a bedazzled Cubs uniform for their first number.
Earlier this week, Ross “busted a move” to Young MC’s hip hop hit, again proving he’s got some moves away from a baseball diamond.
— Larry Rader (@Codebear2) March 28, 2017
The routine was enough to keep Ross safe for yet another week.
Let the dancing continue.
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson says Auburn’s coaches consider Montavious Atkinson a starting linebacker this spring.
- AL.com says Auburn players are adapting to new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey.
- Brandon Marcello of 247Sports says Auburn has all but decided on its punt returners for 2017.
- Auburn writer Jeff Shearer looked at former Tiger Cole Cubelic’s broadcasting career path.
- SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk says wide receiver coach Kodi Burns is getting rave reviews from top recruits in a pivotal recruiting cycle.
- The Opelika-Auburn News says nothing is ‘really determined yet’ on Auburn’s offensive line.
- Bryan Matthews of AuburnRivals.com says new tight ends coach Larry Porter tested Sal Cannella early on this spring.
Happening on the Plains
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Baseball and softball earned wins in their most recent outings against Alabama and Florida. Both teams will be back in action this weekend.
Mark your calendar
Auburn equestrian suffered a tough defeat at home last weekend— edged by Georgia for the SEC championship.
Still, the team got great news on Wednesday.
The Tigers were named the No. 3 seed for the 2017 NCEA National Championship, which will be held in Waco, Texas, on April 13-15.
After winning it all last season, Auburn’s high seed means a bye in the first round. The Tigers will face either South Carolina or South Dakota State in Round 2 in just a couple of weeks.
— Auburn Equestrian (@AuburnEQ) March 29, 2017
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