Auburn football: Pardon the press conference, another boom for the Tigers
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Here’s a look at what you might have missed on Monday:
Pardon the press conference
Twitter erupted when the Ole Miss press conference to discuss the resignation of head coach Hugh Freeze cut into a replay of the Prayer in Jordan-Hare during Auburn’s SEC Network takeover last week.
To make up for the interruption, the network announced they would replay the 2013 Auburn-Georgia game on SEC Network on Aug. 4 at noon ET.
The thrilling Auburn victory was a topic of conversation on several occasions for Tigers senior Tray Matthews — who was a Georgia Bulldog once upon a time — at SEC Media Days.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) July 24, 2017
“I mean, I see it, but I’m not in the picture at all,” Matthews joked when asked about the final seconds of the game. “So that’s a great thing that they didn’t get me in there.”
Still, football fans will get one more shot to see the last-second thriller next week — barring a press conference to announce the hiring of a new Rebels head coach, that is.
In other Auburn football news:
- Calvin Ashley, a 5-star offensive tackle, got a head start in Auburn’s offense this summer.
- Auburn will face Arkansas in late October and the Hogs will be looking to avenge their 2016 blowout.
- Jarrett Stidham is expected to win the starting job during Auburn’s preseason camp, but don’t count Sean White out just yet.
- What exactly are Auburn’s chances for an undefeated season in 2017?
Another Monday, another boom!
Ohio State? Georgia?
Four-star linebacker Michael Harris said no thanks to both, instead committing to Gus Malzahn and Auburn on Monday.
The Tucker, Ga., native is the 10th prospect in the Class of 2018 to solicit a booming Twitter announcement from Malzahn and many others on social media.
Not surprising was the role of linebackers coach Travis Williams, who’s building a strong reputation in terms of recruiting, in Harris’ decision. Auburn can now expect the No. 11 inside linebacker in the class to dress in orange and blue.
Tweet of the day
Ricardo Louis was the star who caught the pass from Nick Marshall to help Auburn defeat Georgia in 2013. He was a shining example for another reason on Monday, when he hosted a backpack giveaway.
1st Annual Backpack giveaway was a success! This is what it's all about 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/QYvEqlnoUx
— Ricardo Louis (@GuttaManRick) July 25, 2017
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