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March 2018

The Drive Podcast: Auburn Baseball vs. Missouri, Auburn Football and a new Professional Football League

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Welcome to The Drive Podcast! On today’s show, Bill Cameron and Dan Peck discuss Auburn Football, Auburn vs. Missouri and Auburn Softball

The Drive Podcast: Auburn Baseball vs. Missouri, Auburn Football and a new Professional Football League

Use the following time marks to navigate the podcast:

Start of show: Bill and Dan discuss Auburn’s running back depth chart
64:00- minute mark: Bill and Dan discuss Professional Football Leagues
End of Show:  The guys preview Auburn baseball vs Missouri and Auburn Football’s second scrimmage

TLB Podcast: Breaking Down the Biggest Competition in Auburn Football

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On the Friday edition of The Lunch break, Zac Blackerby is joined by Justin Ferguson of SEC Country to discuss several topics around Auburn football.

Here’s a list of things they talk about in today’s podcast:

  • They open up on Auburn Basketball and Davion Mitchell’s transfer from Auburn.
  • Auburn Football’s Nick Brahms and his leg injury. Running back Malik Miller is getting the most reps. Surprising considering not much has been said about him.
  • The guys talk about the Braves game.
  • Victoria Draper and Auburn Softball stealing bases.
  • Blackerby questions the legitimacy of the positional battle at right tackle between Austin Troxell and Calvin Ashley.
  • Zac and Justin end on who is going to be Auburn’s top 3 running backs.

Riley’s Ramblings: Improvements Auburn Baseball Needs To Make Before Taking The Field Against Missouri

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Auburn baseball dropped two out of three to a good Kentucky team last weekend which made their record 21-5. Even though it was an exhibition matchup, Auburn’s win in the Capital City Classic in Montgomery should provide some momentum for the Tigers going into another SEC matchup this weekend against Missouri. Casey Mize pitched well enough to win on Friday as he pitched seven innings with five hits, two earned runs, and twelve strikeouts, but a ninth inning comeback by the Wildcats off of Calvin Coker resulted in a loss. Davis Daniel pitched well in a 4-3 Auburn victory on Saturday, but Tanner Burns lasted just two innings with a tough Kentucky offence in a blowout loss.

 

Despite losing the series, Auburn can still learn from mistakes. Auburn’s bullpen and clutch hitting needs to sharpen up a lot if Auburn wants to be successful in conference play. Over the weekend, the Tigers left a total of 21 runners on base. Auburn finds a lot of situations in which their RBI guys are at the plate with runners on, and can’t cash in.

 

Even with the series loss, Auburn is still respected by both Baseball America (9th) and D1 Baseball (13th) in their polls this week. Auburn is back at home this weekend against an unranked Missouri squad. Missouri is still a solid SEC opponent with a 19-6 record and won last weekend’s series over Mississippi State at home. However, they are not nearly as talented as Texas A&M and Kentucky are, so as long as the Tigers come through with key hits with runners in scoring position, Auburn could look to sweep at home on Easter weekend which would be a huge momentum boost for them before a tough road series against Arkansas in Fayetteville.

The Drive Podcast: Davion Mitchell transfers, Allen Greene’s Support for Bruce Pearl and Auburn Football’s Injury Woes

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Welcome to The Drive Podcast! On today’s show, Bill Cameron and Dan Peck are joined by Sonny Smith to discuss Auburn Basketball, Davion Mitchell and MLB opening day.

The Drive Podcast: Davion Mitchell transfers, Allen Greene’s Support for Bruce Pearl and Auburn Football’s Injury Woes

Use the following time marks to navigate the podcast:

Start of show: Bill and Dan discuss Davion Mitchell’s decision to transfer and Auburn’s Injury Woes
34:00- minute mark: Sonny Smith joins to discuss Davion Mitchell, Bruce Pearl and the Final Four
End of Show:  Auburn Baseball vs Missouri, and Bruce Pearl’s statement on Davion Mitchell

The Auburn Podcast: Tray Matthews discusses Auburn and the NFL Draft

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Zac Blackerby and Jeff Whitaker speak with former Auburn defensive back Tray Matthews. He shares stories and conversations about his time at Auburn including his favorite memory during his career. He also shares what he plans are over the next few weeks and what he’s been doing since the Senior Bowl. Matthews also spoke very highly of his defensive coordinator, Kevin Steele.


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Tray Matthews Joins The Lunch Break!

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Tray Matthews Joins The Lunch Break!

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TLB Podcast: Tray Matthews Joins The Lunch Break

On the show Thursday, Zac is joined by Jeff Whitaker to talk all things Auburn football and food! Later in the show Tray Matthews joins to talk about his next move!

Please use the following time codes to help navigate the podcast:

Show start – Auburn football spring practice updates.

21:00 – Tre Mason’s YouTube channel and his plan for an NFL comeback.

49:00 – A food filled segment from Zac and Jeff. How do the guys like their steak? Cooking tips from the best!

52:00 – Does Corey Grant love late night chicken wings? A question to be answered when he joins the guys next Wednesday!

 

1:05 – Tray Matthews joins the show to preview his next career move to the NFL!

Former SEC Baseball Players in Major League Baseball

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Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, played for the tigers from 2005-2006

With the 2018 Major League Baseball season kicking off Thursday, check out the full list of former SEC players that are currently on Opening Day rosters and will be taking the field today:

Auburn University

Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays 3B

Grant Dayton, Atlanta Braves RP

Garrett Cooper, Miami Marlins 1B

 

University of Alabama

David Robertson, New York Yankees RP

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Robertson, a 2011 All-Star and a Birmingham native, pitched for the Crimson Tide from 2005-2006.

Alex Avila, Arizona Diamondbacks C

Tommy Hunter, Philadelphia Phillies RP

Wade LaBlanc, Seattle Mariners RP

Adam Morgan, Philadelphia Phillies RP

Jimmy Nelson, Milwaukee Brewers SP

 

University of Arkansas

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros SP

Drew Smyly, Seattle Mariners SP (beginning season on DL)

Logan Forsythe, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B

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Keuchel, the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner and 2017 World Series Champion, pitched for the razorbacks from 2007-2009

James McCann, Detroit Tigers C

Andrew Beninetidi, Boston Red Sox 3B

Craig Gentry, Baltimore Orioles LF

Blake Parker, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP

Brian Anderson, Miami Marlins 3B

 

University of Florida

Anthony DeSclafani, Cincinnati Reds SP

O’Day, who was named to the American League All-Star team in 2015, pitched for the Gators from 2003-2006

Darren O’Day, Baltimore Orioles RP

Mike Zunino, Seattle Mariners C

Preston Tucker, Atlanta Braves LF

Austin Maddox, Boston Red Sox RP

Brian Johnson, Boston Red Sox SP

 

University of Georgia

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Wood, a second round draft pick in the 2012 MLB draft, pitched for the bulldogs from 2010-2012

Alex Wood, Los Angeles Dodgers SP

Josh Fields, Kansas City Royals RP

Justin Grimm, Chicago Cubs RP

Kyle Farmer, Los Angeles Dodgers C

 

 

University of Kentucky

Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians 2B (transferred)

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Kipnis, a two time all-star, played for the Wildcats from 2006-2007 before transferring to Arizona State

Trevor Gott, Washington Nationals RP

Luke Maile, Toronto Blue Jays C

Alex Meyer, Los Angeles Angels of Anehiem SP (beginning season on DL)

James Paxton, Seattle Mariners SP

Taylor Rogers, Minnesota Twins RP

Chris Rusin, Colorado Rockies RP

JT Riddle, Miami Marlins SS

 

Louisiana State University

DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies 2B

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LeMahieu, the 2016 National League batting champion, played for the tigers from 2008-2009

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros 3B

Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles SP

Nick Goody, Cleveland Indians RP

Will Harris, Houston Astros RP

JaCoby Jones, Detroit Tigers CF

Mikie Mahtook, Detroit Tigers CF

Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies SP

Jason Vargas, New York Mets SP (transferred)

 

Mississippi State University

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Frazier played for the bulldogs from 2011-2013

Adam Frazier, Pittsburgh Pirates 2B

Chad Girodo, Toronto Blue Jays RP

Kendall Graveman, Oakland Athletics SP

Jonathan Holder, New York Yankees RP

Mitch Moreland, Boston Red Sox 1B

Hunter Renfroe, San Diego Padres RF

Chris Stratton, San Francisco Giants RP

Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee Brewers SP

 

Cozart, a 2017 National League All-Star, played for the Rebels from 2005-2007

University of Mississippi

Drew Pomeranz, SP, Boston Red Sox (beginning season on DL)

Zach Cozart, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS

Lance Lynn, Minnesota Twins SP

Mike Mayers, St. Louis Cardinals RP

Anthony Alford, Toronto Blue Jays CF

 

University of Missouri

Scherzer, who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2013 and the National League Cy Young Award in 2016 and 2017, pitched for the tigers from 2004-2006

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals SP

Ian Kinsler, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B

Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins SP

 

University of South Carolina

Jackie Bradley Jr, Boston Red Sox CF

Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals 2B

Lonnie Chisenhall, Cleveland Indians RF

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Bradley, a 2016 American League all-star, played for the gamecocks from 2009-2010

Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays 1B

Sam Dyson, San Francisco Giants RP

Lonnie Chisenhall, Cleveland Indians RF

Heath Hembree, Boston Red Sox RP

Steve Pearce, Toronto Blue Jays LB

Jordan Montgomery, New York Yankees SP

 

University of Tennessee

Headley, who was awarded the National League Silver Slugger Award in 2012, played for the Volunteers from 2004-2005 after transferring from Pacific University

Chase Headley, San Diego Padres 3B

Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians C (transferred)

Zach Godley, Arizona Diamondbacks SP

Zack Godley, Arizona Diamondbacks SP

Drew Steckenrider, Miami Marlins RP

 

Texas A&M University

Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals RP

Wacha, a 2015 National League All-Star, pitched for the Aggies from 2010-2012

A.J. Minter, Atlanta Braves SP

Daniel Mengden, Oakland Athletics SP

Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians CF

Ross Stripling, Los Angeles Dodgers RP

Alex Wilson, Detroit Tigers RP

 

Vanderbilt University

David Price, Boston Red Sox SP

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Price, the 2012 American League Cy Young Award winner, pitched for the Commodores from 2005-2007

Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves SS

Sonny Gray, New York Yankees SP

Ryan Flaherty, Atlanta Braves 2B

Carson Fulmer, Chicago White Sox RP

Mike Minor, Texas Rangers SP

Drew VerHagen, Detroit Tigers RP

 

The Drive Podcast: Capital City Classic, Auburn Spring Practice and Position battles, Injury Updates

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Welcome to The Drive Podcast! On today’s show, Bill Cameron and Dan Peck are joined by Jason Caldwell and Coach Pat Dye to discuss the Capital City Classic, Spring Football and more Auburn sports!

The Drive Podcast: Capital City Classic, Auburn Spring Practice and Position battles, Injury Updates

Use the following time marks to navigate the podcast:

Start of show: Bill and Dan and Jason discuss the Capital City Classic and Auburn’s Swim and Dive Coach steps down
18:00- minute mark: Jason Caldwell discuss Auburn’s spring practice and Will Hasting’s injury
60:00-minute mark:
Coach Pat Dye joins to discuss Auburn football’s positional battles and Auburn Baseball
End of Show:  
The guys discuss Auburn’s future running back situation and freshman quarterback Joey Gatewood

The Auburn Podcast: Auburn football recruiting update

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Zac Blackerby plays segments from the award winning show The Lunch Break that feature conversations from SEC Country’s Auburn recruiting expert Benjamin Wolk and former Auburn defensive standout Jeff Whitaker.

Wolk details changes to the recruiting rules and describes what the next few months will look like to Auburn football’s recruiting. The guys discuss Auburn’s strategic placement regarding A-Day compared to other schools. The Auburn coaching staff has a chance to make some recruiting noise this summer.

The guys also chat about who was on campus visiting last weekend to see Auburn’s first scrimmage of the spring. Whitaker also shares a story about a time where he made defensive line coach Rodney Garner very angry.

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