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The Auburn Podcast: A conversation with Malik Willis’ QB Coach

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Malik Willis runs in practice
Auburn football spring on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Auburn, Ala.
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Zac Blackerby and Painter Sharpless had a conversation with Sean McEvoy, Malik Willis’ quarterback trainer and coach. He shares his thoughts on Willis and how he performed in the Spring. He also gives his thoughts on Auburn’s loaded quarterback situation.

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TLB Podcast: Woah! A Wonderful, Witty, Wolk Wednesday!

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On the show Wednesday, Zac and Painter are joined by Benjamin Wolk to discuss all things Auburn Football recruiting and Aubie is a living breathing tiger.

Use the following time stamps to follow along with the Wednesday edition of the show.

  • Start of the show: Zac, Painter, and Ben talk about all things Auburn recruiting and Cordale Flott’s commitment to Auburn
  • 20:00: The guys talk about Ashley vs. Traxler and all the Upcoming Auburn recruits.
  • 31:00: The debate between Aubie vs. Uga!
  • 37:00: Auburn just has that family vibe.
  • 47:00: Malik Willis QB Coach Sean McEvoy Interview.
  • 1:03:00: Ben Wolk talks more Auburn recruiting and what’s to come.
  • 1:15:00: Showtime calls in.
  • End Show: The guys talk about all the minor details that go into recruiting and what could be the make or break of a committee.

The Auburn Podcast: Auburn football’s defensive backs keep getting better

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On today’s edition of The Auburn Podcast, Zac Blackerby and Painter Sharpless speak with a duo from SEC Country. The guys are joined by Justin Ferguson and Ben Wolk to discuss Auburn’s latest commitment. The guys also talk about how strong of a job Auburn has done with developing defensive backs.

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Cordale Flott Commits To Auburn!

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TLB Podcast: Cordale Flott Commits To Auburn! 

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On the show Tuesday, Zac and Painter are joined by Josh Justin Ferguson to discuss Auburn Football’s newest recruit, Jeff Holland visiting the Jaguars, and the NBA playoffs! 

Use the following time stamps to follow along with the Monday edition of the show.

  • Start of the show: Zac, Painter, and Justin talk about the Tigers newest commit!
  • 18:00: Shadow gets muted!
  • 28:00: Jeff Holland visiting the Jaguars. What his future could look like in Duval.
  • 38:00: Is “Down Hill Briit” an appropriate nickname for KJ Britt?
  • 45:00: Ben Wolk opens hour number two to discuss Cordale Flott.
  • 56:00: The guys head to the phones to talk to Reed about Auburn Baseball and bark in the park!
  • 1:09:00: The NBA playoffs are upon us. Who the guys like this early.

TLB Podcast: Spring Practice Has Been Answering Questions About Auburn Football

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On the show Monday, Zac and Painter are joined by Josh Vitale to discuss Auburn Football’s Spring practices and Wes Flanagan being hired by Auburn Basketball as the new Assistant Coach.

Use the following time stamps to follow along with the Monday edition of the show.

  • Start of the show: Zac, Painter, and Josh talk spring practice for Auburn Football and concession stand food.
  • 18:00: Bring your dogs to Bark in the Park for Auburn Baseball tomorrow.
  • 27:30: Garrett calls in for Painter to discuss several interesting points around Auburn baseball.
  • 36:30: Breaking News – Wes Flanagan is hired to be Auburn Basketball’s new assistant coach. For more on the hire, check out Vitale’s write up.
  • 45:00: The SEC has blocked Nick Saban from hiring Hugh Freeze and Rich Perkins pops in to inform the guys he needed gas. Blackerby proceeds to explain why he has a problem with the SEC Commissioner blocking the move and that the SEC missed an oppurtunity.
  • 59:00: Zac gives his mother a birthday shout out and Josh talks about his jersey collection. He also shares details about the hill in which he will die on.
  • 1:10:00: The guys discuss Auburn’s baseball schedule and predict their wins and losses.
  • End Show: Russell calls in about Auburn baseball.

The Auburn Podcast: Is Daniel Carlson going to be a New York Giant?

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On the Monday edition of The Auburn Podcast, Zac Blackerby is joined by Painter Sharpless of ESPN 106.7 to discuss an article by Michael Pallas of NFLspinzone.com. Pallas makes an argument that former Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson could be drafted by the New York Giants later this month.

The guys also discuss what several beat writers are missing as they publish lists of things Auburn fans should be “worried” about this offseason.

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TLB Podcast: Auburn Fans Are Too Hard on Jarrett Stidham

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On the show Friday, Zac and Painter discuss Auburn Football’s line up this year and if A-Day is worth the money.

Start Show: Zac and Painter discuss Auburn Football’s lineup this year and what’s to come.

15:00: Betty Burns interview with Painter about the Boys and Girls Club.

29:00: Zac and Painter discuss if A-Day is worth the money to go to and Ollen calls in.

4o:00: Jarrett Stidham’s toughness level is discussed.

44:00: The guys discuss the football game lineups and predict what will happen.

58:25: Austin Troxell vs. Ashley Calvin for Right Tackle.

End Show: The guys continue to debate Will Ferrell movies on the show again.

The Drive Podcast: Jeremiah Dinson’s Recovery, Auburn Baseball, Instant Replay for AHSAA and Legal Allegations Surrounding Reuben Foster

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Welcome to The Drive Podcast! On today’s show, Bill Cameron and Chuck Furlow discuss Auburn High Baseball, Jeremiah Dinson, Reuben Foster’s Arrest and Auburn Baseball

The Drive Podcast: Jeremiah Dinson’s Recovery, Auburn Baseball, Instant Replay for AHSAA and Legal Allegations Surrounding Reuben Foster

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Start of show: Bill and Chuck discuss Jeremiah Dinson’s shoulder surgery, and Instant Replay coming to High school Football.
End of Show:  The guys Reuben Foster’s allegations and Auburn Baseball vs. Mississippi State

Former Auburn High Standout Rowdey Jordan Returns to Auburn as a MSU Bulldog

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One of the best Auburn High Baseball players in history returns home to battle the Auburn University Tigers.

This weekend’s baseball series in Plainsman Park featuring Auburn hosting the Mississippi State Bulldogs will have a strong local tie. Rowdey Jordan, a freshman for Mississippi State has been a staple for Auburn High Baseball the past several years and has taken the next step in his baseball career by moving to Starkville.

Despite Jordan being a big story line in this weekend’s series, he will be focused on the games and try to treat it as a normal and routine road series.

“The only real big difference is that I have a lot of friends there and it’s my hometown,” he said. “Other than that, we’re going to try to treat it the same and not make it bigger than what it is.”

When asked about how he is preparing for an Auburn team that has lost four straight games, Jordan said it’s all about momentum.

“I think our preparation is to keep our momentum from this past weekend”, the freshman Bulldog said. “We’ve gotten better every weekend and we’re playing better so just keep the momentum. We’re going to pitch well, play defense well and we’ll hopefully we’ll be able to hit. Just get after them and attack all three days and just let it play out.”

Jordan has made plays and has been a key part of Mississippi State’s success this season. The former Auburn high school standout hit a grand slam earlier in the season against New Mexico State.

“We had a scouting report,” Jordan said. “I think it was 86 to 88, it was just attack, attack the fast ball. It was bases loaded, he’s going to try to get ahead in the count so he’s going to attack you, so attack him back. I just had a good swing on a good pitch.”

Many people close to the Auburn High School baseball program say that Jordan is the best baseball player to come through AHS Head Coach Matt Cimo’s program.

“His presence in leadership out there is why kids looked up to him,” Cimo said. “Rowdey was a kid who always came through at big times. He had those qualities you didn’t have to coach. He was just a great player to have around.”

Jordan is aware of the honor and the high praise.

“That really means a lot because there’s been some great players that have come through Auburn High,” Jordan said. “Especially Andrew Naismith, who was really good when he was there and Ryan Watson as well. We had a lot of guys that was really good, so it means a lot and I’m very thankful to just have a good career there. It was real fun.”

Over Jordan’s three-year career at Auburn High School, Jordan carried a .411 batting average, recorded 155 hits, 145 runs, 96 RBI, 39 doubles, and 21 home runs.

Jordan was on ESPN 106.7’s The Lunch Break earlier this week. Below is the complete interview.

The Auburn Podcast: NFL Draft discussions about Auburn football’s standouts

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On today’s edition of The Auburn Podcast, Zac Blackerby is joined by Christian Page of Optimum Scouting. The guys go through all of the former Auburn football stars and discuss where they could be drafted in the NFL Draft later this month.

They break down some tendencies and explain why the NFL may be higher on some of Auburn’s representatives versus others.

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