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:
Are you the type of person that takes your shopping cart back to the drop area or do you leave it in the parking lot?#NotJudgingJustAsking
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) March 16, 2017
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:
— March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV) March 16, 2017
In summary, return your shopping cart and get comfy on the couch during the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson says new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey likes the idea of using Kamryn Pettway as a wide receiver in his offense.
- AL.com says Prince Tega Wanogho is pushing for a starting spot on Auburn’s offensive line this spring.
- SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk says the Auburn staff is staying patient with these two talented defensive recruits.
- Josh Vitale of the Opelika-Auburn News says Auburn’s tight ends are on track to be more involved in the offense next season.
- FlyWarEagle.com says a new mock draft has former Tiger Montravius Adams going to an NFL team in the first round of the draft.
- AL.com’s Lauren Sisler helped former Auburn quarterback Chris Todd share his emotional story of being named the starting quarterback on the Plains.
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.
— Auburn W Basketball (@AuburnWBB) March 16, 2017
Then, it was time for a little bit of fun (and some War Eagles, of course).
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) March 16, 2017
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.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) March 17, 2017
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.
We're off to Tampa! Preview the final non-conference tournament of 2017 ⬇️
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) March 16, 2017
Over in Plainsman Park
While softball strikes in Florida, Auburn baseball will try to knock off Florida on the Plains.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) March 16, 2017
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