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Google surveys the recruits: Ryan Smith

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In which a recruit’s name is plugged into Google and the bits of information that trickle out–guru ratings, newspaper profiles, YouTube highlights, all that stuff–are synthesized in the hopes of getting a clearer picture of the player we’ll see at Auburn next fall. Previously: Jessel Curry, Craig Sanders, Roszell Gayden, …

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World Cup: All but not great things come to an end

Not an image you see every day in soccer. Actually, you almost never see it, especially since I have no idea why Howard has his fist extended.

By popular demand?!? The only way the Bob Bradley era could end, really. Expectations met, but opportunities missed. Acceptable-to-excellent results (they did win the group, after all), but the nagging feeling they had little to do with the coach in charge. Solid in-game adjustments, but only to repair inexcusable starting …

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Krootin’, 6/29

Jonathan Rose: the bloom is still very much on.

Just a quick handful of links for you: It might be so good we’re going to call it the “Primary.” The offensive line and wide receiver are so 2010. What’s really “in” for Auburn recruiting these days is the secondary. They’ve already got a high-upside safety prospect committed in Anthony …

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Plainslinks solves equations

as an aside: how are we going to see the logo on the seats when they're completely sold out?

Question answered. Ever since Courtney Denson signed to give Auburn 14 basketball players and 13 basketball scholarships, your humble Auburn blogger has been wondering how Tony Barbee was going to make–or (hopefully) more accurately, had already made–13+1 = 13. Over the weekend, we found out: Power forward Heath Houston, a …

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2010 Cheese Puff Previews: Arkansas St.

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That’s right, folks, your favorite air-injected, chemically-enhanced, unnaturally-orange Auburn football opponent preview series is back for another year, one that I swear is going to make it past Week 8 this time. For newish readers: this is a week-by-week preview of Auburn’s 2010 opponents. But since you can find straightforward …

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The SEC should play a ninth conference game

Use them for good, Mike.

So I’m looking over Andy Bitter’s rundown of SEC nonconference schedules and shaking my head, the way I always do when SEC nonconference schedules are discussed. Bitter’s points-and-tiers approach is thought-provoking, but the bottom line is that only four SEC teams–Georgia, Florida, LSU, and brave Vandy–adopted something other than the …

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