April 18, 2014
Gus Malzahn met with reporters following Auburn's 14th practice of the spring, the Tigers' final session before Saturday's A-Day game . . . Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
The second-year Auburn coach plans to expand his offense in 2014 . . .
If nothing else, things are far easier for Grant and the rest of the offense than last year at this time . . .
Auburn is becoming Second-Chance U . . .
For Whitaker, the injury represented a trying time, but he's learned to deal with difficult situations . . .
At Auburn, how the carries are split at running back with Heisman Trophy finalist Tre Mason departed for the NFL will be an important thing to watch . . .
More than a year removed from the dark stain that was 2012, the Tigers embark on a season in which they'll be viewed as favorites more often than not, but they're looking to evolve . . .
With another offseason to work under offensive mastermind Gus Malzahn, look for Marshall to take the top spot in the SEC quarterback rankings this year . . .
With 14 practices in the books this spring, the starting quarterback's progress is exactly where the coaching staff hoped it would be . . .
Sophomore defensive end Carl Lawson will likely miss A-Day with a knee injury . . .
At least 13 players have been limited due to injuries this spring, including 11 on defense, which has led to only one major scrimmage before the A-Day game scheduled for Saturday . . .
Auburn held a "helmet-only" practice Thursday as it made preparations for Saturday's A-Day game . . .
My guess is fans will like what they see on Saturday from Gus Malzahn's Tigers . . .
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McKinzy hasn't been available to speak with reporters this spring, but his fellow projected starter said he's coming along well . . .
"When their cameras pan the stadium, I want their viewers to see a packed house . . .
Mobile Press-Register Frustrated by a seven-game losing streak leading up to the game, the No. 23 Tigers knocked off No. 6 Alabama in a momentum-changing 6-2 win . . . Mobile Press-Register
Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy credited Lagoon Park's shorter dimensions, especially at the corners, for Auburn's success at the plate . . .
Auburn (32-12-1) converted all of its hits into runs, scoring six off six hits including home runs by Kasey Cooper and Morgan Estell that accounted for five of the six runs scored . . .
BamaMag The fourth-seeded Auburn equestrian team (10-5, 3-3) will look to defend its 2013 national title in Waco, Texas, at the NCEA National Championship at the Extraco Events Center this weekend . . . Opelika-Auburn News
"The whole staff talked to me except Bruce Pearl . . .
"I had no idea that so many things were broken when I took the job – I had no idea – and I'm learning the hard way . . .
Two days later, however, he said things have changed after sitting down and rethinking his coaching style . . .
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Members of the Atlanta Falcons organization have arrived in Auburn to work out Greg Robinson and two other former Auburn players . . .
With a 71.74 stroke average over 27 rounds, Gilchrest has the 12th-best stroke average in the SEC and the second-lowest of any freshman . . .
"We are excited to have Neydja join the Auburn Family . . .
Purifoy, who said the Tigers are beginning to rise into his group of favorites, plans to make an unofficial visit to the Plains after he returns from a trip to Arkansas this week . . .
How important was it to land Chuck for your staff? . . .
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