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Let’s start the morning with an educational tidbit. Did you know a group of tigers is called a streak or an ambush (no, you didn’t).
First up, a group of Tigers in the pros.
Auburn in the NFL
It wasn’t just the Cam, Coates and Cory show Sunday in the NFL. Here’s a look at how some of the other former Tigers fared this weekend:
DL Angelo Blackson (Tennessee Titans): Recorded 2 tackles (one solo) in the Titans’ 16-15 win over Detroit. Blackson has 4 tackles for the season.
WR Quan Bray (Indianapolis Colts): The Colts lost 34-20 to Denver, but Bray was the primary return man on kickoffs and punts. He returned two kicks (23 yard average) and also caught his first career pass (7 yards). Bray is averaging 24.0 yards on kick returns this year.
LB Karlos Dansby (Cincinnati Bengals): Dansby recorded a game-high 10 total stops (8 solo) in the Bengals 24-16 loss to Sammie Coates and the Steelers. The 13-year veteran has 21 tackles this season.
CB Chris Davis (San Francisco): Cam Newton dominated the 49ers, but Davis returned two kickoffs (24 yard average) for San Francisco and assisted on a tackle.
OL King Dunlap (San Diego Chargers): Started at left tackle for the Chargers, who racked up 357 yards of offense in a 38-14 win over Jacksonville.
DL Nick Fairley (New Orleans Saints): For the second-straight game Fairley started on the D-line and tallied 3 solo tackles. The Saints lost 16-13 to the Giants.
LB Dee Ford (Kansas City Chiefs): Started and recorded 3 total tackles (two solo) in the Chiefs 19-12 loss to Houston.
WR Ricardo Louis (Cleveland Browns): The Browns lost 25-20 to Baltimore, but Louis recovered a fumble on special teams.
FB Jay Prosch (Houston Texans): Started at fullback in the Texans’ win over Kansas City, helping the Texans amass 351 yards of total offense.
OL Greg Robinson (Los Angeles Rams): Started his 30th career game for the Rams, who beat Seattle 9-3.
TE CJ Uzomah (Cincinnati Bengals): For the second-straight week, Uzomah started at tight end. He caught 3 passes for 9 yards in the Bengals’ loss to the Steelers. This year Uzomah has 5 catches (68 yards) and a long reception of 54 yards.
Who cares about the games, though? Uzomah went Pokemon hunting with Bengals beat writer Jim Owczarski.
— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) September 13, 2016
- AL.com’s Kevin Scarbinsky can see the end of Auburn’s season.
- Fox Sports says LSU’s offense is in for a challenge on the Plains.
- The Big Lead’s Ty Duffy says the Texas A&M loss could mean the end of Gus Malzahn.
- Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee says both Malzahn and Les Miles are coaching for their jobs this week.
- ESPN’s David Ching writes that LSU quarterback Danny Etling is willing to spread the ball around.
- Senior defensive back Josh Holsey hopes his comeback from two ACL surgeries continues to motivate.
- College and Magnolia’s playmaker wants you to think long and hard about Gus Malzahn‘s job security. (Note: Job security is on people’s minds. Stay tuned for more of that talk here in the weeks ahead)
- While we’re on the topic of job security, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum and others discussed whether or not Bobby Petrino — the head coach at Louisville, where he’s hanging out with QB Lamar Jackson — could wind up coaching in the SEC again.
— ESPNU (@ESPNU) September 18, 2016
In good company (another streak)
There can be some pretty special guests at Auburn football practices and games. Cam Newton and Bo Jackson were on the sideline at Auburn’s home opener against Clemson, and another Auburn Heisman Trophy winner, Pat Sullivan, visited football practice Sunday.
Bo and Cam were in for games. Another Auburn Heisman Trophy winner, Pat Sullivan, visited practice Sunday pic.twitter.com/YHPeHt1Lii
— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) September 18, 2016
And that’s not where the legends stop. Former Auburn running back Ronnie Brown hung out with former Tiger head coach Pat Dye.
— Ronnie Brown (@ronnie23brown) September 18, 2016
Auburn’s student newspaper The Auburn Plainsman featured the story of Chase Ritter, who left one streak for another ambush. The junior is a linebacker on the football team.
— The Auburn Plainsman (@TheAUPlainsman) September 19, 2016
Happening on the Plains
The baseball team started conditioning and it looks, er, fun.
— Auburn Baseball (@Auburn_Baseball) September 19, 2016
See. Your morning could be way worse.
More from the weekend
The game ball for Auburn’s matchup against Texas A&M was delivered in a very unique way Saturday. Take a look.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) September 19, 2016
Here’s another angle, and a thank you from ESPN’s Todd McShay.
Too busy to post last night. Realize AUB fans reeling over loss but you folks do gameday right! Thanks for having us pic.twitter.com/FduXZp0Gnk
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) September 18, 2016
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but there still wasn’t much to say about Auburn’s offense on Saturday. These images are still really cool, though.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) September 19, 2016
A reminder: SEC Country’s got your back
Make sure you’re keeping up with all of the Auburn content on SEC Country. But really, you don’t want to miss this stuff. It’s just too good:
- Justin Ferguson has another Film Room filled with valuable information for Tiger fans.
- Auburn team blogger CJ Holmes has 5 observations from the A&M loss.
- Benjamin Wolk , as always, has your recruiting coverage covered.
Kerryon Johnson is a beast when it comes to running the football. Take a quick look at this stiff arm and come up with a caption (let’s keep it appropriate, folks). The winner could be shouted out on an Auburn Insiders Facebook Live.
— AuburnPix (@AuburnPix) September 19, 2016