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  1. And Zep started making better shots at the end of last year when CBP gave him a green light. I hope it’s something that evolves more for him this season and not having to handle the ball could help even more.
  2. Class of 2022 JUCO DT Taylor Lewis earns Auburn offer, will visit soon Jeffrey Lee•about 5 hours (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Auburn on Monday offered College of the Canyons (Calif.) Community College defensive tackle Taylor Lewis. The Tigers became the latest school to jump into the mix for the Class of 2022 junior college defensive tackle. “Coach Jimmy (Brumbaugh) called (Monday) morning and offered me,” Lewis said. “It felt great. It was a good way to wake up and start the day. Auburn is another great offer and another great opportunity.” Auburn also is home to former teammate and close friend Marquis Burks. Lewis and Burks both are from Chicago and both were at Iowa Central Community College in the fall of 2018. “That’s my boy,” Lewis said of Burks. “We’re from the same city and grew up together. He’s been talking to me about Auburn. He said I would love it and it’s the place to be. This is his last year (at Auburn), so I would get to play with him.” Lewis also has offers from Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Oregon State and Washington State, among others. He plans to take an official visit to Oregon State on Friday (May 20-22). An official visit to Auburn is in the works. “We’re working on setting that up now,” Lewis said. “I’m going to get down to Auburn, for sure, and I’m going to visit Nebraska as well.” Lewis plans take the visit as soon as possible and enroll at the college of his choice in June. He has two years to play two. Lewis graduated in 2018 from Kenwood Academy in Chicago, Ill. He then spent one year as a redshirt at Iowa Central Community College before transferring in the fall of 2019 to College of the Canyons. He played as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and as a sophomore in 2021. College of the Canyons did not play in 2020 due to the pandemic. In six games as a sophomore in 2021, Lewis had 18 tackles, including seven solos, and 1.5 tackles for loss.
  3. It’s not his arms we need to worry about though. As long as his legs get it done.
  4. Bummer is really working hard to keep him for one thing
  5. Gordon might be a decent backup because he played a lot of edge/rusher in hs
  6. Didn’t know that! Are we a “Blue Blood ” basketball school now?
  7. Auburn's Steven Pearl earns 'most impactful assistant' recognition ByNATHAN KING 11 minutes ago Share1 Comments Will Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren or Paolo Banchero get selected with No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft? Bruce Pearl often credits much of the sustained success for his Auburn program to a strong and cohesive assistant coaching staff — not the least of which is his son. Steven Pearl, who just wrapped up his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Tigers, was named one of 50 most impact high-major assistants in college basketball by Silver Waves, which annually highlights the top assistants in the nation on both the high- and mid-major levels. "Pearl has been a massive influence to the Tigers monumental rebuild," the release wrote. "On the bench, Pearl is responsible for scouting, defensive strategies, and in-game adjustments. Off the court, Pearl is a huge influence in player development and recruiting. In recent years, the Auburn Tigers’ basketball program has established themselves as an NBA prospect producer and banner hanger. Auburn became one of four major programs to record three consecutive 25-win seasons, joining Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky. Pearl has been a massive contributor to the development of NBA prospects Jabari Smith, Walker Kessler, Sharife Cooper, Isaac Okoro, JT Thor, and Chuma Okeke. "... Auburn also won the SEC Tournament in 2019, and the SEC regular season title in ‘18 and ‘22. Pearl was a four-year letter winner under his father at Tennessee. He helped the Vols to back-to-back SEC East Championships in 2008 and 2009." Steven joined Auburn’s staff when Bruce was hired, first contributing in a support role, as director of operations and an assistant strength coach. He became one of his dad’s three assistant coaches prior to the 2017-18 season — where Auburn won its first SEC championship in 19 years and made the NCAA tournament for the first time in 15 years. Steven's been a part of three SEC championships and six NCAA tournament wins, including the program's first-ever Final Four appearance in 2019. A 2006 recruit, Steven played in 101 games at Tennessee while Bruce was the head coach. This past season, Steven notched the first head-coaching win of his career. Bruce served a two-game suspension as part of the NCAA's penalties toward the program in December. Assistant Wes Flanigan coached the first of the two games — a win over Nebraska at a neutral site in Atlanta — and Steven finished things off with a 70-44 home win over UNA. "We have the best staff in the country," Steven said after the win. "We knew what we had to do. We took it in stride and relied on each other." According to Auburn media relations, it marked the fourth time in Division-I college basketball that a son has taken over coaching duties in a game for his father during a season (Bob and Pat Knight at Indiana for 11 games; Eddie and Sean Sutton at Oklahoma State for nine games; and Charlie and Jay Spoonhour at UNLV for 10 games). Next year, Auburn will have the same core of coaches on the bench — assistants Pearl, Flanigan and Ira Bowman, along with support staffers Chad Prewett, Marquis Daniels and Mike Burgomaster — for the fourth straight season.
  8. Sounds like the dlinemen from Memphis had a great visit.
  9. Iowa State transfer safety Craig McDonald commits to Auburn Craig McDonald, a transfer defensive back from Iowa State, has committed to Auburn. He announced his decision Saturday evening on Twitter. He’s currently in Auburn on an official visit. McDonald entered the transfer portal on April 30, the last day to transfer and be immediately eligible. He left Iowa State after recording 41 tackles and two interceptions in his first full year of eligibility. He still has three years to play. McDonald is originally from Minneapolis, Minn. He signed with Iowa State in 2020 out of Minnehaha Academy. McDonald was an On3 Consensus three-star recruit and was ranked the No. 59 safety in the country and No. 8 overall recruit in Minnesota. McDonald is the second transfer to commit to Auburn this spring. He joins Miami wide receiver Dazalin Worsham, who committed to Auburn on May 4. Auburn this weekend also is hosting transfer defensive lineman Morris Joseph. The former Memphis standout is on campus for an official visit and scheduled to leave Sunday morning.
  10. Never had the chance but I can imagine .
  11. Those Florida games in the eighties had some really obnoxious Florida fans when we played in Auburn. Those were some great games but not a rivalry like Georgia and others.
  12. Next man up: Zach Calzada will emerge as the main QB during fall camp Cole Pinkston•about 4 On this Friday in May we are starting the “Next man up” series. This will be a prediction for who I believe is the next guy to take over or emerge as a key player at every position for Auburn in 2022. This is somewhat of a bold take, but it is based off of the buzz and depth outlook of the team. In other words, this is an educated guess. Today we start with the QB position. The main contenders are returning starter TJ Finley, Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada, and Oregon transfer Robby Ashford. Experience could be key The QB position relies a lot on experience. That is the reason why freshman Holden Geriner isn’t mentioned as a main contender. As far as experience goes, Finley and Calzada are the only two with college game experience. They will both have a step on Ashford when fall camp arrives. Calzada led his team to big wins over Alabama, Auburn, Missouri, and South Carolina. He threw for 2,185 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. He will have to clean up some decision making issues, but his accuracy and ability to get the ball to play makers is something Auburn has needed in recent years. Calzada fits the mold of what Bryan Harsin and Eric Kiesau have always liked in a QB. [ FILM ROOM: Looking at the deep throws from Zach Calzada ] Why it will be Calzada The Auburn staff wasted little time in going to grab Calzada from the portal. Calzada, himself, felt as though the offensive style was the best fit for what he brings to the table. His blue-collar and tough nature stood out to Harsin when he returned to the game against Auburn after a big blow to the shoulder. That same hit would later require surgery and kept him out of full contact in the spring at Auburn. The bottom line is that he is the best scheme fit and a great personality fit as well. He has the experience in the SEC and had excellent moments. He had better success with accuracy than Finley as well. Calzada is my pick to eventually be the starter even if he doesn’t win the job outright in fall camp.
  13. Even 2nd graders are taking notice of Auburn recruiting!
  14. Auburn's Johni Broome reverses course on 2022 NBA Draft decision Wade Peery•37 minutes (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The 2022 NBA Draft is a few months away and Auburn Tigers‘ basketball fans got some great news on Thursday evening. They recently landed former Morehead State star Johni Broome via the transfer portal and while he was considering staying in the 2022 NBA Draft, he changed his mind, he announced via his Twitterpage on Thursday evening. “After discussing with my family and reflecting over the past month, I have decided to withdraw from the draft and turn my focus to helping Auburn win a national title. I have gained invaluable experience and insight throughout this process, and now look forward to getting to work with my teammates and Auburn staff. I’d like to thank God, my family friends, teammates, coaches, and fans for your support along my journey. I’m all in and ready to get to work. WDE! –Johni Broome #4 Broome declared for the 2022 NBA Draft a little bit more than a month ago on April 1st, but he did not sign with an agent. He was one of the nation’s most coveted prospects in the transfer portal and will join 6-foot-10 center Yohan Traore to form one of the nation’s best frontcourts. Traore happens to be the third-highest rated prospect in Auburn basketball history. According to the On3 Rankingsfor the 2022 class, the 6-foot-10 power forward was rated as the No. 12 overall prospect in America and was also rated as a five-star prospect. When Broome picked the Tigers, he picked them over the Florida Gators.
  15. Money, money, money, money, MONEY! Get back!
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