Auburn football: Catch up on all Tigers quarterback talk

Auburn football-Jarrett Stidham

Auburn football is the No. 1 topic in the War Eagle Wakeup every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Tigers’ sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Auburn football, recruiting, basketball and more.

In case you missed it …

On National Signing Day, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn revealed that quarterback Jarrett Stidham will miss some of spring practice after having surgery on his left shoulder. That means a couple of things for Chip Lindsey’s offense and a couple of Auburn newcomers.

Sophomore Malik Willis and freshman Joey Gatewood will be the stars of the show — and they will bring the star power.

After months of comparisons to Nick Marshall and Cam Newton, respectively, the hype is going to be soaring on The Plains.

See what SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson said about the quarterback rotation as the March 1 spring practice start date approaches.

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Slight slip but still a top team

Auburn basketball lost to Texas A&M at home, but then dominated Georgia in Athens. The result was a slight drop in the AP Top 25 Poll.

Bruce Pearl’s team came in at No. 10 on Monday morning, just two spots lower than the Tigers were the previous week.

On Sunday, Auburn was predicted to be the top No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament in March, and that’s beginning to look like a real possibility. Furthermore, that was just the first bit of good news at the beginning of the week — Brown also returned to practice. Beware, Wildcats.

Butch Thompson’s new guys 

Auburn ace Casey Mize has been receiving the majority of attention this preseason, but a couple of underclassmen are also getting some nods.

Tanner Burns and Steven Williams were named to the Baseball America Top 50 Freshman prospects list that was announced on Monday. Burns holds the top spot on the list, while Williams landed at No. 15.

If you’re not excited for Auburn baseball, you might want to start getting pumped: Friday is Opening Day.

Basketball hangs on 

Auburn women’s basketball managed to hold off Vanderbilt at Auburn Arena on Monday night for a 63-60 win. With the victory, the Tigers are 13-11 overall (4-8 SEC), but they also hold a 10-2 home record.

Sophomore Daisa Alexander scored 5 points in the last minute of the game to lift Coach Flo’s (Terri Williams-Flournoy) team to a win. Auburn is back in action on Thursday night when the Tigers welcome Missouri to Auburn Arena for the annual Play4Kay Pink Game (6 p.m. CT).

Tweet of the day 

Get your inside look at the AP poll.

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