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Malik Willis' A-Day performance didn't mirror the strong spring the sophomore presented.

Auburn sports: Learning from QB1; baseball looks to rebound in Birmingham

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Learning from QB1 

Auburn coaches emphasized that Jarrett Stidham’s spring limitations while recovering from shoulder surgery were a actually a good thing for sophomore Malik Willis.

The Atlanta product could take all the first-team reps while Stidham coached him up and offered guidance. Now that spring football is nearly over, it seems that everything went exactly according to plan.

Despite a spring game that wasn’t exactly thrilling, and may not have matched the strong spring Willis has provided, it still was a good experience for the underclassman.

Here’s what Willis learned from Auburn’s starter in recent weeks:

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Baseball in Birmingham

Auburn baseball had a rough go in Arkansas, but after three losses to the Razorbacks, Butch Thompson’s team is ready to turn things around.

The Tigers head to Birmingham on Tuesday evening for a midweek game at Samford. Last time these two teams met, the Bulldogs handed Auburn a loss at Plainsman Park. Auburn is looking to turn the tables with a win before hosting Mississippi State on the Plains this weekend.

Tweet of the day 

All right, Jalil. You win Monday.

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