Auburn football: How to combat spring break boredom
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 three ways you can fight spring break boredom and a team’s departure for Austin, Texas.
Option No. 1
The beginning of spring break is the best part.
At that point students may have worked to cram for a big exam or pulled an all-nighter or two to finish a project. When you complete your last requirement, it’s off to the beach or home to relax with family. The possibilities are endless.
For members of Gus Malzahn’s football team, and maybe even some outgoing players, this time can get a little dull. Maybe you couldn’t manage a trip to the beach or another dream vacation, and you’ve started feeling a little bit of cabin fever.
If that’s the case, Carl Lawson has a way you can stay occupied. And don’t worry, it won’t take that much physical effort.
— FOX Sports: PROcast (@PROcast) March 15, 2017
Yeah…right. Thanks, Carl.
Option No. 2
Auburn quarterback John Franklin III inadvertently offered another solution to deal with boredom. The QB/receiver put together this hype video and posted it to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Chances are you’ll probably have to go out and create a few impressive highlights, so this could be a time-consuming project. It might take even longer if you have to learn or practice the cool tennis ball drill JF3 does (He’s also probably more comfortable on camera than you’ll be since he starred in the Netflix series Last Chance U).
— John Franklin III (@jf3_5) March 15, 2017
Lawson’s suggestion is nice, but a highlight/hype video seems like a more realistic project than an insane amount of push-ups.
Option No. 3
Another Auburn quarterback offered a third solution for your boredom (again, kind of inadvertently).
Freshman Malik Willis showed spring breakers an activity that only requires a few friends and a football. You can participate during the day or late at night (if you’ve got lights and a quality field). Again, you’ll probably just have to practice your accuracy at first.
— Sean McEvoy (@QBCoachMcEvoy) March 15, 2017
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson says early early enrollee quarterback Malik Willis is turning heads on the Plains this spring.
- AL.com asks who the Tigers will turn to for leadership at the wide receiver position in 2017.
- Auburn writer Jeff Shearer says new defensive backs coach Greg Brown feels he’s “blessed beyond belief” to be on the Plains.
- Brandon Marcello, of 247Sports, says Montravius Adams found his consistency and moved up the draft boards as a result.
- SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk says Auburn wide receiver coach Kodi Burns will continue to hunt for a strong receiver class.
- The Opelika-Auburn News’ Josh Vitale says Josh Holsey hopes he’s proved himself to prospective NFL teams.
- AL.com says Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis “showed everyone what they’ve been missing” last season and will continue to do so next year, too.
Happening on the Plains
Texas bound Tigers
Auburn women’s basketball was selected to play in the NCAA Tournament on selection Monday.
On Wednesday afternoon the team boarded a plane and departed for the Lone Star state. The Tigers will play NC State on Friday (more on that then), but they had a message for the Auburn family first.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) March 15, 2017
Bruce joins the madness
Auburn men’s basketball missed out on the NCAA Tournament this season, but coach Bruce Pearl will still be involved.
Pearl will be a studio analyst with the Atlanta team (Seth Davis, Casey Stern and Brendan Haywood) on Thursday and Friday.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) March 15, 2017
You can catch the always animated Pearl on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
Cold temps in the way… again
Auburn softball had a second game in Tennessee canceled because of cold temperatures on Wednesday afternoon.
The Tigers will be in action on Friday, this time in Tampa, Fla. (cold temperatures shouldn’t be an issue in that state).
Today's game at Middle Tennessee has been canceled. Details ⬇️
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) March 15, 2017
Rockin’ at Plainsman Park
Auburn baseball notched a 10-1 win over Jacksonville State on the Plains on Wednesday afternoon.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) March 16, 2017
The credit for the win may need to go to former softball standout Anna Gibbs, who stepped up and knocked a grand slam as the first woman to call a male sport at Auburn.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) March 15, 2017
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