Auburn football: Tigers coaches want you to choose your identity carefully

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 what kind of person you want to be. 

A coach Hand question 

Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand has had some grand slams on Twitter through the last few months.

Hand’s put together creative posts complimenting his line and shared inspiring messages about consistency.

The detail-oriented coach asked this question on Twitter heading into the weekend:

No judgment, but it makes you think …

Meanwhile, Auburn’s Bruce Pearl had another message for not just Auburn fans, but sports fans in general.

While working as an in-studio analyst with an Atlanta-based March Madness crew, the head hoops coach had this message for basketball fans everywhere:

In summary, return your shopping cart and get comfy on the couch during the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament.


Happening on the Plains 

You can go to the  NCAA Tournament … kind of 

Auburn women’s basketball takes on N.C. State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas, this morning (11 a.m. CT).

Times have changed and technology has evolved so much, however, that you don’t have to miss a minute — literally. The women are bringing you along every step of the way.

First, it was time to get to work.

Then, it was time for a little bit of fun (and some War Eagles, of course).

Then, came the best (and most important part) of travel trips: the food.

Auburn dined at a Maggiano’s in Austin (lots of carbo-loading at this Italian-style restaurant). That’s a good thing, because the Tigers will need all of that fuel to press the Wolfpack on Friday.

Warm weather + Auburn softball = games  

After having two nonconference matchups canceled this week due to frigid conditions, Auburn softball will be back in action this weekend — in Florida.

The Tigers will play North Dakota State this morning (10 a.m. CT) and USF later in the day (12:30 p.m. CT). Then, Clint Myers’ club will trek from Tampa to Clearwater to face Ohio State and LIU Brooklyn.

Over in Plainsman Park 

While softball strikes in Florida, Auburn baseball will try to knock off Florida on the Plains.

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