Auburn football: SEC coaches point out best players in conference
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SEC coaches share the love
The Associated Press honored several Auburn football players on Monday, but on Tuesday more Tigers were recognized for their efforts and talents this season.
Braden Smith, Kerryon Johnson, Jeff Holland, Carlton Davis and Daniel Carlson were all named to the first team. Auburn had the most first-team selections of any SEC squad.
In addition to that fab five, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Tre’ Williams were named to the second team.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) December 5, 2017
In other Auburn football news:
- Despite losing four starters, Auburn’s offensive line won’t be a total rebuild.
- Would Auburn be willing to take these two prospects as wide receivers?
- Seven players were recognized by SEC coaches for their efforts during 2017.
- Stability with Gus Malzahn could bring tremendous success for Auburn.
- Georgia’s defense gave Auburn’s offense a taste of its own medicine.
- Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele reportedly missed the Broyles Award event to interview for the Tennessee job.
Lots of hoops ahead
Auburn basketball will be busy this week in Auburn Arena.
The Tigers (6-1) host Gardner-Webb Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT. Next, Auburn welcomes Alabama-Birmingham to The Plains on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Coach Bruce Pearl sent a message to students about how loud and proud the Auburn Jungle needs to be this week. Check out what coach had to say about the important week ahead.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) December 5, 2017
Tweet of the day
Auburn offensive lineman Austin Golson has been overlooked a bit since the SEC title game. But offensive line coach Herb Hand didn’t let the senior go unnoticed any longer on Tuesday afternoon.
Hand tweeted this message about his utility guy, who played virtually every position along the offensive line for Auburn this season.
Without Golson, there’s no telling how Auburn’s unit would have navigated several injuries and a difficult SEC schedule.
With the All-SEC teams being announced, I want to give some well-deserved recognition to one of the most SELFLESS players I’ve had the pleasure to coach – @AustinGolson73…His versatility allowed our unit to operate this season.#WarEagle pic.twitter.com/p1bOU1zkiW
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) December 5, 2017
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