Auburn football: Smile for the camera, Corey Grant breaks free, and an basketball exhibition win
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Auburn football was busy on Thursday morning, but not exactly on the football field.
The Tigers primped and prepped and prepared for picture day. Best of all, the team finished up in record time, according to Gus Malzahn.
These are the photos you’ll see and refer to in media guides for most of the year. More importantly, this is the team you’ll be watching and cheering for come Sept. 2. Check out this team photo and some highlights from picture day on the Plains.
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) August 10, 2017
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 10, 2017
In other Auburn football news:
- RB Devan Barrett might be just a freshman, but he’s ready to follow in his family’s footsteps and step up for Auburn football.
- DE Marlon Davidson ‘should be fine’ after suffering non-contact knee injury.
- T Calvin Ashley is ‘doing good’ after missing practice on Wednesday.
- These two Auburn players have stood out in fall camp.
Corey Grant goes the distance
Corey Grant made a name for himself at Auburn and is working on following suit in the NFL.
In his third season, Grant is trying to break into the Jacksonville Jaguars backfield lineup as a regular. He got the start he needed on Thursday night in an exhibition game against the New England Patriots.
Grant broke free and dashed 79 yards for a touchdown against the Patriots. Check out the run:
— NFL (@NFL) August 11, 2017
A good start
Auburn soccer opened its preseason at Georgia on Thursday night, winning the exhibition match 3-2.
Ellie Leek, Alyssa Malonson and Katie Hickman scored goals for Auburn and the 20 Tigers saw action. Auburn surged ahead after the Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead and scored the final goal in the 88th minute when Leek converted a penalty.
Recap Auburn's first action on the pitch in 2017 as the Tigers netted 3 goals at Georgia.
— Auburn Soccer (@AuburnSoccer) August 11, 2017
The Tigers play Samford on Saturday at the Auburn Soccer Complex (7 p.m. CT).
Tweet of the day
This doesn’t really require any explanation, but just in case, it seems Ike Powell and his beard are coming to a stadium near you.
Coming soon to a stadium near you 🦅 pic.twitter.com/dxXSlXYTul
— Ike Powell (@Ike_Powell60) August 10, 2017
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