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).
— Tim Horton (@CoachTimHorton) May 13, 2018
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- Where Auburn football rose, fell in post-spring updates for Top 25 rankings.
- If given the option, give me the Riverboat Gambler and his edge to coach Auburn football.
- How committed to Auburn is 5-star linebacker Owen Pappoe?
- Former Auburn QB, “Last Chance U” star signs with NFL team.
- Former NBA star Charles Oakley rips Charles Barkley.
- Two commits Auburn need not worry about for now despite heavy interest from SEC rivals.
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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:
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) May 14, 2018
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.
Day 1 is in the books as the Tigers find themselves in a tie for 2nd at the NCAA Norman Regional! 💪
— Auburn Men's Golf (@AuburnMGolf) May 14, 2018
Tweet of the day
Oh hey, Casey Dunn. How’s it going?
#Redskin sign OL Casey Dunn, LB Vontae Diggs and WR Darvin Kidsy, waive WR Mikah Holder and C Sean Welsh (designated left squad).
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 14, 2018
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