Auburn football: Tigers coaches offer other programs praise
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Gus Malzahn praises Bruce Pearl
Gus Malzahn knows what it takes to succeed in the SEC and earn recognition. The Tigers coach was named the 2013 SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and Home Depot (along with many other awards) in 2013 following Auburn’s successful turnaround and trip to the BCS National Championship Game.
And on Thursday, after Auburn’s win against Kentucky, Malzahn pointed out that Bruce Pearl needs to be in conversations about national coaching awards.
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) February 15, 2018
Malzahn has been a frequent visitor at Auburn Arena this season, as has the rest of his staff. His players even performed at halftime of the Wednesday night game.
Pearl has managed to keep his staff an players motivated and has led Auburn basketball to the top spot in the SEC — and there’s still a few more weeks of conference play left, too.
In other Auburn news:
- Why Matthew Hill could make the biggest instant impact of Auburn’s 2018 receiver class.
- 2018 could mark the end of an era for Auburn football’s H-backs, tight ends.
- Who are some likely candidates to land in Auburn’s 2019 recruiting class?
- Charles Barkley hints at winning big Super Bowl bet in Jimmy Kimmel interview.
- Bryce Brown wasn’t going to play vs. Kentucky, but Pearl is glad he gutted it out.
- In talent-filled Auburn-Kentucky game, former 3-star Anfernee McLemore shines brightest.
- This Florida safety finally made his first visit to Auburn and will “definitely” be back.
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Another look at win over UK
Just because winning never gets old, take another look at Auburn’s victory against Kentucky. Auburn Arena was as electric as it has been all season and fans helped the Tigers overcome what could have easily turned into a mental hurdle.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) February 15, 2018
Auburn basketball will be back in action on Saturday in Columbia, S.C., before returning to The Plains for its second matchup against Alabama.
Must know weekend prep
This weekend is going to be a busy one in Auburn.
Baseball gets going against Longwood on Friday (5 p.m. CT), while gymnastics hosts Rutgers in Auburn Arena (7 p.m. CT).
Softball is also welcoming Maryland, Georgia State, Delaware and Saint Francis to Jane B. Moore Field for the Tiger Invitational.
Because there’s going to be so much happening, make sure you know the parking situation and keep up with how all the teams are doing.
Tweet of the day
March is going to be busy, busy, busy.
— Tim Horton (@CoachTimHorton) February 15, 2018
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