Coaching search replace, an honor for Hall, shooters go cold

COACHING SEARCH

Ole Miss makes Kiffin an supply

Auburn has and has had curiosity in Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin. He has and has had curiosity in Auburn. What Kiffin doesn’t have, at this level, is a agency supply from Auburn.

According to stories, Ole Miss has provided Kiffin a contract that may pay him $9.5 million per yr to remain. Is Auburn prepared to supply a long-term deal that Ole Miss cannot match?

Here is what will not be identified and has not been identified: Is Kiffin athletics director John Cohen’s first alternative? Is there a big candidate on the market that has not been a part of ongoing hypothesis?

If the stories are correct, Ole Miss’ supply has probably left Auburn with a call to make. The wage will not be prone to be an subject, but when Kiffin desires a long-term assured deal, that may very well be a special matter. Is Auburn able to take the chance that’s inherent in such a deal? Some have accomplished it with different coaches and are, little doubt, questioning in the event that they made the suitable transfer.

This Auburn teaching search is not like earlier ones. There is not any search committee. No trustees or donors are concerned. It’s Cohen’s name. What does Cohen consider Kiffin’s candidacy? How does Cohen examine Kiffin and Hugh Freeze? Does Cohen have a candidate in thoughts that has not been a part of widespread hypothesis? Those are questions with out solutions.

FOOTBALL

Hall a semifinalist for management award

Auburn senior Derick Hall is one in every of 20 semifinalists for the sixth annual Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award/

Hall and the opposite semifinalists had been chosen for their management by exhibiting distinctive braveness, integrity and sportsmanship each on and off the sector.

A 3-year starter as an edge rusher, Hall has 143 profession tackles, 19.5 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss.

Hall is lively in campus charity and repair efforts. He has been concerned in enlisting college students to attend basketball video games, offering water to these in want in his house state of Mississippi and donating turkeys, toys and Halloween sweet to households in his hometown of Gulfport, Miss.

“That was a giant factor for me simply to have an alternative to present again to my neighborhood,” Hall stated. “I like my state, and I like the place I’m from. I’ve been raised there my complete life, and it is a spot I maintain close to and pricey to my coronary heart due to how a lot they’ve accomplished for me.

“I simply wish to proceed to present again to my neighborhood as a result of I’ve been blessed. People have supported me, so why not assist them and provides again?”

SEC divisions going away?

The SEC is prone to put off divisions when Oklahoma and Texas be a part of the league in 2025, commissioner Greg Sankey stated Thursday in a radio interview.

“The focus in soccer is on a single division proper now,” Sankey stated. “The actual debate is eight or 9 (convention) video games. That does not imply divisions are fully erased from our consideration however they don’t seem to be on the forefront of our pondering.”

Sankey didn’t specify what the schedule setup can be.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Tigers cannot overcome horrible begin

Auburn’s girls’s basketball crew suffered via a horrible first quarter Wednesday evening, taking pictures simply 5 % from the sector and falling behind 17-5. The Tigers rallied, taking a 44-43 lead with 7:44 left. But cold taking pictures proved their undoing in a 57-51 loss. They hit simply 20 of 76 area purpose makes an attempt for 26.3 %.

Otherwise, the Tigers dominated the sport. They had 51 rebounds to Georgia Tech’s 39 and took 26 extra pictures.

It wasn’t sufficient to maintain Georgia Tech from escaping with a 56-51 victory at Neville Arena. The Tigers fell to 2-1. They play Alabama State at 2 pm Sunday at Neville Arena.

From head coach Johnnie Harris

“We did not come out aggressive,” Harris stated. “Their measurement, we did not have that in apply to go in opposition to, and it sort of shell-shocked us. We had three actually younger gamers on the market, and I assumed they checked out that and perhaps acquired slightly nervous. We sort of went away from our sport plan. But then I acquired a bunch of gamers in there that was taking part in arduous on the defensive finish, and it began on protection.”

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