In just a few days, Auburn's preseason camp will open, and the AL.com Auburn beat team will try to see and cover every possible angle as the Tigers try to become the first SEC team since 1998 to repeat as champions.
A newsy week on the Plains included the conclusion of legal cases for Nick Marshall and Jonathon Mincy, a peek inside the Tigers' medical staff, two commitments, a couple of key Tigers ready for new roles and a milestone moment for the best baseball player in Auburn history.
As Frank Thomas joined the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, he made special mention of three mentors from his time at Auburn. Thomas played football at Auburn in the 1986 season and baseball for the Tigers from 1987 through 1989. During his induction speech, Thomas thanked former football coach Pat Dye, his football position coach Jay Jacobs and former baseball coach Hal Baird.
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08/30 vs. Arkansas 09/06 vs. San Jose State 09/13 -- Open Date -- 09/18 @ Kansas State 09/27 vs. Louisiana Tech 10/04 vs. LSU 10/11 @ Mississippi State 10/18 -- Open Date -- 10/25 vs. South Carolina 11/01@ Ole Miss 11/08 vs. Texas A&M 11/15 @ Georgia 11/22 vs. Samford 11/29 @ Alabama