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Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton is still keeping an eye on his former running back, Kerryon Johnson.

Auburn sports: Tim Horton knows best; what’s going on in Norman?

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Tim Horton knows best 

Auburn has had some successful running backs, to say the least. In the last few years, that’s had a lot to do with running backs coach (or guru if you prefer that term) Tim Horton.

And even though his most recent star Kerryon Johnson opted to head to the NFL early, that doesn’t mean Horton isn’t keeping up with his 2017 standout.

Johnson is in Detroit showing his new Lions teammates at the next level what it means to be a second-round draft pick, and it seems things are going well. Meanwhile, Horton is watching from the Plains, proud as ever of his former player’s technique and savvy (unrelated, but this coach-pro relationship could be a very fun Twitter relationship to keep tabs of in the coming years).

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Ready to face Troy

Auburn baseball hasn’t won back-to-back games against Troy since 2012 (that was also the last time the Tigers defeated the Trojans on the road), but Butch Thompson’s team will look to do just that on Tuesday.

The Tigers finish their nonconference slate against Troy at Riddle-Pace Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT.

Auburn left-hander Jack Owen (2-2, 6.83 ERA) will start on the mound for the Tigers against a Troy club currently hitting .291. A win on the road would make No. 22 Auburn’s record 36-17. Listen to what Coach Thompson had to say as the Tigers begin their final week of the regular season:

What’s going on in Norman?

After the first round of the NCAA Norman Regional, No. 7 Auburn men’s golf was tied for second.

The Tigers were tied with Arkansas and North Florida, just 5 strokes behind leader Oklahoma. In terms of individuals, senior Ben Schlottman and junior Trace Crowe were tied for fourth after rounds of 70 (-2).

Freshman Wells Padgett nearly joined his teammates among the top 20 scorers, ending the first day tied for 21st. For the second round of the NCAA Norman Regional on Tuesday morning, the Tigers will be paired with the Razorbacks and the Sooners. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. CT.

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