Auburn football: Looking ahead to warmer days
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Auburn is going to open its 2018 season with another trip to Atlanta and a third straight game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It’s where the Tigers will face another tough team, this time in the form of Pac-12 foe Washington.
As temperatures drop (more on that in a minute), it’s a good time for everyone to focus on the challenges ahead — and make no mistake, Auburn’s first game won’t be a cakewalk.
The Huskies finished the 2017 season 10-3 and claimed the 16th spot in the final AP poll.
That finish had a lot to do with Washington’s top rusher Myles Gaskin. The junior totaled 1,380 yards in 13 games and earlier this week he announced he’s returning for one more go-around.
— Don Shelton (@STdonshelton) January 15, 2018
Warmer days on mind
Now, back to those temperatures.
Class is back in session on The Plains and the timing isn’t great. Mostly because it’s going to be tough for students to roll out of a warm bed and make it to class.
Yeah, that’s an even bigger challenge than one of the Pac-12’s best running backs.
Winter Weather Advisory for Auburn area from 6am CT Tues, 1/16, to 6am CT Wed, 1/17. Snow in Auburn area expected to begin in early evening Tues with little accumulation. Forecast subject to change. No impacts to normal operations expected. Will continue to monitor/post updates. https://t.co/Il0UC6K34N
— AU Campus Safety (@AuburnSafety) January 15, 2018
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- What is Auburn’s confidence level in keeping Coynis Miller?
- The way-too-early two-deep depth chart projection for 2018.
- New Jersey tight end Matt Alaimo places Auburn at top after official visit.
- Auburn basketball in back-to-back AP Top 25 polls for first time since 2000.
- Where SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson voted Auburn basketball in the AP Top 25.
Clawing to top
Auburn basketball started the week with its second straight appearance in the AP poll. It was the first time since 2000 that the Tigers landed in the national poll in consecutive weeks, and they even made a jump from No. 22 to No. 17.
Coach Bruce Pearl’s team is about to hit the road again, this time to Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The Tigers will face Alabama on Wednesday night in the first of two Iron Bowls of basketball. Keep an eye out for updates from Pearl’s press conference later Tuesday morning to get a sneak peek into the mid-week matchup.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) January 15, 2018
Tweet of the day
The hopes of Auburn basketball fans continue to soar. Everyone starts thinking ahead to March when the wins pile up.
Ladies and gentlemen, Auburn is currently is projected as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. https://t.co/2OtWLVI1Qm
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) January 15, 2018
Will be updating twice each week (Monday & Thursday) until Championship Week. NCAAM Bracketology – ESPN https://t.co/lHV6Xl2f7F
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) January 15, 2018
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