Auburn football: Signing Day successes precede home heartbreaker
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How to have a successful National Signing Day
Signing Day was relatively quiet for coach Gus Malzahn and Auburn football on Wednesday — and that wasn’t a bad thing.
Overall, the Tigers dealt with a couple of misses (wide receiver Justyn Ross is headed to Clemson and Auburn didn’t sign another offensive lineman), but nothing too unexpected happened.
Malzahn doesn’t offer praise easily, but he had quite a bit to say about all of his new speedy, athletic players. If you somehow missed all the Signing Day highlights, be sure to catch up on the most recent additions to the squad.
— Benjamin Wolk (@benjaminwolk) February 7, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham likely to miss first half of adjusted spring practice schedule.
- Malzahn recapped Auburn football’s National Signing Day success.
- This versatile defensive lineman committed to Auburn instead of Florida.
- Former Auburn defensive back Marlon Character Jr. commits to Louisville.
- What Malzahn said about each of Auburn’s nine new signees on National Signing Day.
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Basketball falls to Aggies
Wednesday wasn’t as great for Auburn basketball.
The Tigers fought hard but ended up losing to Texas A&M by one point in Auburn Arena. It was a strange game where Bruce Pearl’s team was down by 17 in the second half, kept fighting and still had a shot at a win (despite a couple of foul calls and extra long reviews).
Junior guard Bryce Brown sustained a strained shoulder attempting a dunk (it will be evaluated on Thursday) and didn’t see much time at all in the second half. It was a rough night for Auburn, but Pearl’s team will get a chance to turn things around Saturday in Athens.
"We lost the game because they scored 81 points, they shot a great percentage, they got the ball inside and they beat us. The calls at the end didn't lose us the game." https://t.co/WiCZ9bQXD8
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) February 8, 2018
Tweet of the day
Win or lose, can somebody please give Malik Dunbar an award for being the best hype man ever already?
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) February 7, 2018
Or maybe someone else is trying to get in on the hype man action …
Let’s get that W today Family @Bwb_2 !!!! I’m down here in Florida tuned in everytime yal play🤑
— TriggaTray (@Trigga_Tray28) February 7, 2018
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