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January 28, 2014
Q-and-A with Sunny Golloway
AUBURN | Sunny Golloway was hired last summer and promised to get the Tigers on a direct path to the College World Series.
That's a tall order -- the Tigers haven't visited Omaha since 1997 -- but Auburn's new baseball coach believes he already has what it takes to win big this season. The former Oklahoma coach spent some time Sunday talking about his team, his plans and why you'll never hear him make excuses about not having his players in place.
Q: What have you learned about your team so far?
Q: What improvements have you seen since arriving last summer?
Q: What are your thoughts about the rotation?
Q: What about Friday and Sunday?
Q: Why is freshman Kevin Davis's arm hurting before throwing his first Auburn pitch?
Q: How about Keegan Thompson? What are your expectations?
Q: What have you seen out of your seniors so far?
Q: Are you looking at Terrance Dedrick as a two-way player?
Q: How have the retained coaches and staff (pitching coach Scott Foxhall and director of baseball operations Scott Duval) impacted the team? A: "It's by the grace of God and that I didn't mess it up in the flesh. Those guys did a tremendous job. You've got to give the former coaching staff some credit whether you like them or not. Those guys did a good job recruiting some really good student-athletes. One thing you'll never hear out of my mouth: 'When I get my guys.' These are my guys. We're going to win and we're going to win right now."
Q: Why did you cut through the left-field wall and make the bullpen visible?