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  1. 15 points
    Henson is by far a superior recruiter. However, I believe Bicknell is a superior developer. I can't really talk with regards to Bicknell's recruiting prowess. I believe, with the players we have on the team now and the JUCOS coming in, the need for a dynamic developer outweighs the need for a dynamic recruiter.
  2. 12 points
    Fire Gus Malzahn! That is all.
  3. 12 points
    Gus as a HC does pretty well against the tiny tantrum thrower of Tuscaloosa. Auburn will have no problem with Minnesota..You should stick to worrying about your little bammer bowl game, and start planning your post game whine-fest.
  4. 11 points
    I don't seem to remember the anti Gus (reality crowd) starting this post. Actually it was a poster making an argument why we should all be ecstatic about a 14 ranking. Then, he, and a few others started whining when everyone didn't see it that way. Whining goes both ways, and the Gus apologists are champions at it.
  5. 11 points
    Liked how he talked about the offense evolving while at Clemson. That's exactly what needs to happen here.
  6. 10 points
  7. 10 points
    Thank you, I've heard this from so many.
  8. 10 points
    Not good news?!?!? We just got ranked in the top 5 in the country for basketball the year AFTER losing 3 of our programs best players in program history!!! Where is all of this bad news you speak of?!?! lol. Besides Noah declaring for the NFL draft which we knew was coming I do not recall a lot of bad news besides that. I guess you meant the bowl game. Death, Taxes and Gus loses a January bowl game. Not suprised at all! lol. We all knew it was coming so at least we were prepared for it! hahaha.
  9. 10 points
    That clown's been on my ignore list for so long, I had forgotten he exists. Glad to see our dude E knows he's above that nonsense. Thanks to @ellitor and AUF as always for hosting the best signing day parties. You're always going to have that one idiot that nobody invited who gets too drunk and belligerent and is asked to leave. Nobody's fault but his. I think we should get a couple kegs next year. Side note: I will 100% get irrationally upset the next time we underperform, so I am 100% irrationally happy about this month we're having. Gus is 3-0 since Thanksgiving. Thanks for giving us so much to celebrate this holiday season, Auburn Football.
  10. 9 points
    You ready to give up on Bo, but you stay loyal to Gus after 7 years of pure inconsistency.
  11. 9 points
  12. 8 points
  13. 8 points
    Keeding aside. I will say for all the gnashing of OL teeth many of our fellow posters did on this opening and what they were expecting Good Ol' Gus to do...I think this is as good as a hire as many of the others that have been successful for Gus. He has NFL experience. Check. He has coached in the college ranks and even in the SEC. Check. He has a pedigree in his family tree. Check. He has proven track record of very good OLs in the pros and college. Check. He's not a Gus groupie or in the Gus' offensive tree of coaches. Big CHECK!
  14. 8 points
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    I was only at Auburn one year. They got enough money from me to say what I want to.
  17. 7 points
    Amazing how much flexibility you have to address issues when your brain-dead president isn't signing completely asinine contract extensions with astronomical buyouts.
  18. 7 points
    Clearly it doesn’t bother him enough.
  19. 7 points
  20. 7 points
    Looks like some premium crown moulding up at the ceiling...I think probably we're good. I'd feel a little better if I could tell if they sprung for quartz on that countertop, or if its just granite.
  21. 6 points
    Can we stop with this "you have to have gone to a school to be a fan of it" mindset? It smacks of elitism.
  22. 6 points
    Administratively, the direction of the program is very clear - hold the course until Gus turns the corner or the buyout reaches an acceptable level to act. At this point; the pros and cons of the program, player developmemt, and coaching are well entrenched. We are all creatures of habit. He has demonstrated an inflexibility of thought and action. Expecting a change now after 7 years is not likely. He intends to play this out his way. I do believe the man hates losing. He just can’t accept why the loses occur - execution not scheme, development, and coaching.
  23. 6 points
    This is it exactly in my opinion. If it did he would do whatever it takes to fix the offense. He's not a good HC and he's not even a good OC at this point. He's a good person and that's about it. He does not seem to have the drive to be successful. He's got a heck of an ego because he won't turn the offense over to someone who could help. The qualities of a good leader: Communication. Questionable Integrity. Yes Accountability. No Empathy. Yes Humility. No Resilience. Like a cat with 9 lives Vision. No Influence. Yes Positivity. I really can't say on this one. Delegation. Not enough Confidence. Blinded by it To me Gus is lacking or deficient in too many areas of leadership. He refuses surround himself with people to make him better.
  24. 6 points
    When I watch Gus win big games, I flashback to Toy Story when Buzz “flew” and I hear Woody say, “that’s not flying. That’s falling with style.” He’s not a good coach. He gets really lucky and at times performs to the best of his abilities as a coach and it works out. But after 7 years, we are a perennial 8 win team. Today was embarrassing as it most always is when it comes to Gus. The product on the field does not match the talent of the players. He makes us worse than we are. I can’t wait for him to be fired. It can’t happen soon enough. I’m glad we won a couple of iron bowls, but this level of inconsistency is unacceptable. I’m sick of watching auburn games and being pissed off the entire time because of his poor level of performance as a coach.
  25. 6 points
    You have no proof of fakeness and hypocrisy. Just your opinion.
  26. 6 points
    Auburn LB Zakoby McClain is becoming a 'household name' Today 7:00 AM 7-8 minutes Auburn Football Zakoby McClain was somewhat confused when defensive coordinator Kevin Steele bestowed a new nickname upon him one day in practice during his freshman season last year. See, McClain had never heard of Ricochet Rabbit, the cartoon sheriff from the 1960s. The reference made by the 60-year-old Steele was too obscure and too much of a throwback for the young linebacker. It was simply way before his time — but it piqued McClain’s curiosity. When he got back to his dorm later that day, McClain decided to look it up, and he was instantly captivated. “I’m just like Ricochet, though,” McClain said. “Ricochet’s fast. It's really a rabbit, but he be moving though, like he be going fast. Fast. It's a compliment.” Ricochet Rabbit — the original Ricochet Rabbit, that is — was a cartoon sheriff in the town of Hoop ‘n’ Holler during a two-season run on “The Magilla Gorilla Show” from 1964-66. He was known for his speed and ability to bounce off walls, spurring a “ping, ping, ping!” noise The cartoon may be way before McClain’s time, but the nickname fit the 6-foot, 210-pound linebacker, and it has since stuck. His Instagram and Twitter display names are both variations of the nickname, and linebackers coach Travis Williams made reference to it multiple times during a video he posted to Twitter a couple days after the Iron Bowl, when McClain was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Alabama. You may remember that game. McClain had a team-high 10 tackles during the 48-45 win, as well as a 100-yard pick-six, setting an Auburn record for longest interception return in an Iron Bowl and matching Walter McFadden’s program record from the 2010 Outback Bowl. “Coach Steele gave it to him because the way he just bounced around and made plays, just how he's just like a rubber-band man,” linebacker K.J. Britt said. “He gets knocked around, but he's still in the position to make plays. It's pretty impressive. But just — Ricochet Rabbit, that's how Zakoby is.” That’s not just how McClain is; it’s how he has always been. There’s a reason why Williams has used a variety of ways to describe McClain’s toughness. He’s “South Georgia tough.” He’ll “fight a chainsaw.” He’s the type of guy Williams has said he would want with him in an alley fight, and the guy who is typically Williams’ first choice to represent Auburn’s linebackers in the team’s one-on-one Tiger Drill — “because that dog right there will bite.” “You can tell he played in the backyard and came in with bruises and scrapes and came right back out,” Williams said. “The kid is as tough as nails.” That toughness started to show when McClain first began playing football at 6 years old. As he tells it — and says his father, Willie McClain, can attest — he would hit so hard that he would knock off other kids’ helmets and cause their mouthpieces to pop out. That grit blossomed during McClain’s days at Valdosta (Ga.) High, where he developed into a four-star prospect under coach Alan Rodemaker, who instilled a mindset in him and a willingness to play through the nicks and bruises. As Britt put it, if he sees McClain down or off the field, he knows it’s something serious. "I'm just built different,” McClain said. “… You got to be a dog.” McClain’s toughness was always necessary, especially at his position, where many considered him to be undersized. At just 6 feet tall and 210 pounds, McClain is Auburn’s smallest linebacker on scholarship. His size, he said, is why he never got an offer from the team he cheered for growing up — Florida State. It’s something McClain has not forgotten, a slight that he has carried as a chip on his shoulder as he continues to make a name (and a nickname) for himself at Auburn. He finished the regular season fifth on the team in total tackles, with 48, including 4.5 for a loss and three forced fumbles — including one against Samford where he made the ball ricochet about 10 feet in the air and into the waiting arms of cornerback Roger McCreary. “He’s not the biggest linebacker we have,” safety Jeremiah Dinson said. “Ricochet Rabbit, that’s his name. That’s who we call him. A guy that has bad intentions and is going to run to you full speed. He’s a tough guy. I know I’ve been saying it since he came in his freshman year, he’s going to be special. He’s another young guy that put the work in…. His toughness is unexplained. He’s going to run to you full speed no matter how big you are, no matter how strong you are, he’s going to run to you full speed. “His toughness, man, since a freshman he’s had that bite, been had that dog in him and I’m glad it’s showing.” Just how different is McClain’s toughness? For starters, his handshake with Britt is simply a headbutt — and that’s without either wearing a helmet. And he insists he actually would fight a chainsaw if necessary. "I'll fight anything, no matter what it is,” McClain said. That includes fatigue, which McClain admitted he had to fight during the biggest moment of his career a few weeks back in the Iron Bowl. With Alabama up 31-30 in the third quarter and near the goal line, facing first-and-goal from the 2 following a pass interference call the play prior, quarterback Mac Jones faked a handoff to the Tide’s fullback before edge-rusher Big Kat Bryant pressured him as he attempted a pass to running back Najee Harris in the end zone. Bryant’s hit on Jones was enough to make the quarterback rush the throw, which got to Harris before he was expecting it. As a result, the ball hit Harris’s back and fell into McClain’s hands in the end zone. McClain corralled the ball and sprinted more than 100 yards the other direction — though he says he ran out of steam near the 30-yard line — for a game-altering pick-six. Suddenly, Auburn led 37-31 courtesy of the 14-point swing. Teammates mobbed McClain in the end zone, calling him a legend. His family has echoed that descriptor, too. The following Monday, when classes resumed after Thanksgiving break, McClain received more smiles and adoring stares on campus than he can ever recall. "(The pick-six) changed a lot, because a lot of people know my name now,” McClain said. “Kind of what I wanted.” After his historic play in the Iron Bowl, they’ll know his nickname, too. “He's going to be one you hang your hat on, a household name,” Britt said. “He's everything you want in a linebacker.” Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.
  27. 6 points
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  28. 5 points
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  30. 5 points
    Yes but his route tree is based on our receivers being scattered, covered and smothered.
  31. 5 points
    Welp, I was wrong. Thought we'd win handily. Few things jump out: 1) We got absolutely manhandled on the lines. No excuses. Just got physically whipped for large portions of the game. 2) The Tutt fumble drastically changed the game early. Had a chance to go up 17-3 and instead had to put our D right back out there. 3) The fake punt. It still makes no sense an hour or so later. Game was tied and we had momentum. Pin them deep and make the Gophers go down the field. Gus gave the damn game away right there. 4) Play calling was all over the place, per usual. It's just typical Gus crap at this point. 5) Defense was really disappointing. We didn't adjust at all to their best receiver moving inside and our run D was largely awful. Whatever. I still see it as a nothing bowl game so I'm not gonna get worked up about it. But sadly, this is becoming the norm in January under Gus.
  32. 5 points
    That’s hard to Belize.
  33. 5 points
    We have received three War Eagles’s in London England this week. Actually one in Manchester, two in London. And getting a War Eagle in the UK, was certainly a bit of a jolly!
  34. 5 points
    By Jeff Shearer 12/27/2019 5:07:00 PM AUBURN, Ala. – Much has changed for Allen Flanigan in the past year. New school, new state, new roommates. But one thing remains the same. When the Auburn freshman basketball player looks to the bench, he’ll still see Coach Flanigan. Only this time, it won’t be his grandfather, Al Flanigan, legendary Arkansas high school coach. It will be Al’s son, Wes – Allen’s dad – an Auburn assistant coach whose legacy Allen seeks to emulate and perhaps even exceed over the next four years. “They coach similarly,” Allen said. “They’re both loud. They like to yell. They’re hands-on. They really just want the best out of you, push you to your limits.” Like Allen, Wes Flanigan also played for Al Flanigan, when the patriarch was an assistant coach at Parkview High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. “I wasn’t giving him anything,” Al Flanigan said. “He earned everything.” Newly retired after seven Arkansas state championships and 12 conference championships, Al Flanigan coached his grandson, Allen, on his final Parkview team. “It was a wonderful experience to be able to go through some of the same things my dad went through playing in high school for his dad,” Allen said. “For him, it was always tough love,” Wes said, recalling being coached by his father. “It’s that parent who doesn’t tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear. When I look back on it, I’m very happy and grateful that he treated me the way he treated me, and my two brothers also, because when you get out here in the real world where nobody’s going to be patting you on the back all the time and telling you everything’s okay, you’ve got to figure it out on your own. He always took that stance with us.” “That hard, tough love,” said Al. “Knowing that when they get the respect and love for you, they’ll run through a brick wall for you. They knew that I was just as tough on the best player as I was on the 15th player on the bench.” “When we were smaller, he instilled those morals and those characteristics of a winner,” Wes said. “The same characteristics that he had. As we got older, he let that rope go. We always fell back on what we were taught as young ones.” When Wes Flanigan joined Bruce Pearl’s staff in 2018, Allen stayed in Little Rock with his grandparents for his senior season. “Last year, he was away from us for the first time,” Wes said. “That was hard, not being able to go to some of his senior functions. We sacrificed that in order to get it all back for these next four years. We’re looking forward to it. “Coach Pearl and this staff have given me an opportunity to be around my son every day, which I hadn’t been able to do for 20 years, being in this profession. Always being on the road, recruiting. Always being in the gym with other people’s kids, helping them develop. Now I get a chance to help develop my own son and be around him and just see him every day. It's something that I’m definitely not going to take for granted.” In coaching his son, Wes will draw on the lessons he learned from his father. “I’ve been around my dad so long, I consider myself an old-school guy at heart, too,” said Wes, who looks to balance that toughness with tenderness now that it’s his turn to coach his son. “Being able to do both is something that I’ve got to do a better job of,” Wes said. “Giving Allen a little leeway but also being there as dad and also giving him a little love, too. You’ve got to find that happy medium, giving him some tough love but also trying to encourage him, trying to motivate him, trying to give him some confidence, too. “I’ve got to figure out a way not to be so tough on some of these kids. That’s just who I am. That’s going to be my challenge as a coach moving forward as I get older with these younger guys.” Now I get a chance to help develop my own son and be around him and just see him every day. It's something that I’m definitely not going to take for granted. Auburn assistant coach Wes Flanigan Wes Flanigan’s toughness is hard earned. After his junior year at Auburn in 1996, he was diagnosed with cancer in his left arm, requiring a bone graft. Sidelined for three months, he returned for his senior season, a four-year starter at point guard who ranks No. 2 all-time on Auburn’s assist list. Allen, too, knows the sting that comes with not being able to play the sport you love. As a high school sophomore, he missed the season with a knee condition called osteochondritis dissecans, or OCD. Immobilized for six months, Allen’s recovery coincided with a robust growth spurt, during which he added six inches. His feet grew from size 11 to size 14. Previously a point guard like his father and grandfather, Allen transformed into a 6-5, 200-pound small forward, a frame that’s continued to fill out now that he’s on campus. “It is a big difference,” Allen said. “You’ve got to learn how to adjust to your body again because I’m used to handling the ball, passing the ball, cutting, getting guys in their spots. And now you have to learn to work without the ball, shoot the ball, get up shots, cut, set screens, maybe post up a little bit. It changes the game a lot.” “He’s worked himself into one maybe one of the more physically imposing bodies on our team as a freshman,” Wes said. “I think he and Isaac Okoro, when you see these two guys, both of them are guys you’d say they look like players. If you were to make a basketball player out of whatever image you wanted them to be, it would be those two guys.” The ball handling skills of a point guard. The size of a forward. A combination that should serve Allen well in the SEC. “He’s really strong,” Wes said. “He’s really skilled for a 6-5, 6-6 kid. He can pass it, he can shoot it and he can dribble it. I think the biggest thing where Allen has got to make the biggest stride here at Auburn is just confidence. Confident that he’s one of the best players out there on the court and just going out and doing it. And I’m hoping Coach Pearl can help him with it.” “He’s really athletic,” said Al of his grandson. “The only thing that’s missing from him now, he needs to have that old dog attitude like his daddy had. Because every day he wakes up, he’s going to be about 6-6, about 200-something. He’s got a good personality, along the same lines. Very respectful. Yes, sir. No, sir. I just love that young kid.” Developing a scouting report for himself is easy for Allen, already one of the first players off the bench as a true freshman. “I can get downhill, finish at the rim,” he said. “I’m working on getting better at my defense, not allowing people to go to the middle. I can block shots. Catch and shoot. I can pass the ball and make guys better.” Coming up with a scouting report for his father, however, is a little more challenging. With limited video to evaluate, Allen relies on what he’s heard. “He was a pretty good player,” Allen said. “He could play defense. Steals, assists, score the ball a little bit.” For an assessment of his dad’s off-the-court qualities, Allen shares what he’s observed first-hand. “He values his family a lot,” Allen said. “He makes the sacrifices so we can have what we want, and he made sure that we were good.” Playing for his grandfather in high school prepared Allen for Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. Both coaches share penchants for excellence and exuberance. “BP is like my grandfather, too,” Allen said. “The loud yelling. He shows his emotions.” “Bruce Pearl reminds me a lot of myself,” Al said. “He’s got a lot of energy on that sideline. I love watching him. He doesn’t quit coaching until the clock reaches zero-zero.” Now that he’s retired, Al plans to be a regular this season at Auburn Arena. “Every time you look up, you’ll see me,” he said. “Y’all will get sick of looking at me.” Allen plans to follow his father and grandfather in the family business. “I want to coach after basketball is over,” he said. “You’re still around the game. You still get to work out with players. I just want to be around basketball.” Basketball is not the only avenue in which Allen displays creativity. “He’s a really good artist,” Wes said. “He can really draw. It’s something that he’s been given as a talent, but he doesn’t really take much of an interest in it. He wants to coach, follow in dad’s footsteps.” For now, Allen reserves his artistry for the basketball court at Auburn Arena, joining a program that, having reached the pinnacle, seeks to remain in national contention. “My goals are to be the best player I can be, hopefully. I want to be All-SEC and hopefully make it back to a Final Four. Just win games,” Allen said. “Coming in, we’re just hungry, working hard, trying to compete. Make each other better in practice. Hopefully it transitions to the floor in games.” Now it’s Allen’s turn to add to the Flanigan family legacy on the Plains, building on the foundation his father began two decades ago. “I’ve always wanted to come back to Auburn and serve,” Wes said. “Now I get to come back to Auburn, be a part of a Final Four, work with good people in Coach Pearl and his son, be a part of this program. “Now that my son is in it, we have some sort of a legacy going and we just want to continue to make Auburn proud of us.”
  35. 5 points
    Wow. For this snapshot in time, Auburn's big 3 sports are all in top 10 nationally. Let that sink in for a moment.
  36. 5 points
    A Facebook snag...LOVE this! "I'd like to give a shout out to a very kind young man. Marquel Harrell is an Auburn Football offensive lineman. It was Auburn’s Director Of Player Development Jorrell Bostrom who, upon visiting a local Auburn retail store, saw Marquel volunteering for the Salvation Army. As an offensive lineman, Marquel doesn’t get much attention- and he doesn’t mind! Why the volunteering? Because it was the right thing to do. Who is Marquel Harrell? He’s a tough football player, but he’s also a young man who has already earned his degree, is fluent in French, and as a high schooler was VP of the National Honor Society. It’s time that the unsung Marquel Harrell receives some attention: I know that you will congratulate him for giving back..." --Rick Karle
  37. 5 points
    Salute to the coaching staff for their hard work.
  38. 5 points
    Kobe Hudson will be on campus TODAY for Bowl Practice... wow I like this kid
  39. 4 points
    1972 Gator Bowl. The Amazin's played Colorado. Don't remember much about the game. I think we won 24-3, and the Amazin's were amazing. Before the game when they brought Ralphie the buffalo out, they had 4 or 5 guys trying to control him. They were running out on the field when one of the handlers in the front lost his balance and tripped the guy behind him and that buffalo drug those guys all around the field. LMAO.
  40. 4 points
    Kirby had interest in the job but was never interviewed. They had their sights set on Gus from the start. It was a sham.
  41. 4 points
    I thought we were counting on Bill Taylor to step in at LT🤔......?
  42. 4 points
    His offense is now easy to defend because he has been so predictable and too stubborn to change. He has not evolved as a coach, and his offense has become stagnant as a result. After 7 years in the books, he isn't going to change. He is who he is, and that's a run-of-the-mill, average 8-5 coach. It's apparently all he'll ever be.
  43. 4 points
    This is real fan argument is just a red herring. The problem is there are GUS FANS here who do not want to objectively criticize.
  44. 4 points
    Meanwhile, Gus on the other sideline.
  45. 4 points
    My personal favorite was when DB came running off the sideline in the Ole Miss game and leveled their RB Ealy right as he caught a swing pass...surprised everyone on the field and probably everyone watching the game as well.
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    We've also had a lot of drives end and kicked FGs because of it too.
  48. 4 points
    I dont want to get into the snippy crap arguments on these forums. I dont. I truly love each and every one of yall. We disagree vehemently about a few things, but that doesnt mean I hate or disrespect anyone here. I may belittle your ideas at times, especially cloying ones that seem so easily proven wrong. But I still love each one as an AU Brother or Sister. So: 1) I do not like Trump, never have, never will. He has zero MICE: Morals, Integrity, Character, Ethics. As a Christian man, i can feel for him, but I do not like him, nor his behavior. He repulsed me in 1987 and I have never liked him since. His bankruptcies etc are just more reasons to dislike him. I think he is a very poor businessman, a bully, a con man. He has done some nice things. Paid for travel for families etc. But overall, He is not my cup of tea. 2) I think there are 100s of crimes he has committed, on Wall Street and with the emoluments clause. We should be going after those if we should remove him. 3) I saw from Diane Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Van Jones that early on "there was no there, there" on RUSSIANS!!!! Sorry to hurt your feelings but if you bought that crap sandwich, it's on you. For 23 months the Dems beat the man up over literally next to nothing. 4) The FBI has apparently been lying about FISA Warrants, etc and I think we have just started to see the fallout from all that. This is the worst part in all this, the reputation of the FBI is likely damaged for the next 10-15 years. If the FBI lied on these warrants, how many more have they been lying on? 5) McCabe is already under indictment and jail may be in his future. Durham is just warming up and they smell blood in the water with Comey, et al. 6) The stuff in the Ukraine is probably 24-7 govt heads and certainly Trump's SOP. There was no investigation and the money was released and so far all we have in hearsay and innuendo. Trying to remove trump for that pitiful little is not going to sell well long term. 7) I think the Dems may have really screwed up. After 3 years of investigations, all we know as provable fact is the FBI lied. Trying to now drag 4 more witnesses into hearings at this stage is CRAZY. Whether it was for timing with the election or whatever, the Dems should have had those witnesses testify. I think the American People are a 1000 miles past bored with it all. what have three years of investigations given us? What did Benghazi give us? A collective hangover and years of bad blood in DC. 8 ) Even though I dislike Trump, you cant just run a President out because you dislike him. You have to have proof of something. Seriously... While I want him gone in the worst way, while i Know him to be TOTALLY unqualified for the job, I believe most of our service people have in fact turned on him...I still believe you cant just run him out of town on a rail in some mob action. You have do that at the ballot box or at least PROPERLY thru Impeachment.
  49. 4 points
    Don't get this decision at all. He's not high on boards right now (if on them at all). If he comes back, there's a chance to be the guy on the D line next year and really up his stock. Good luck to him, but someone gave the kid bad advice here.
  50. 4 points
    This was a great game that shows exactly what I've been saying from the beginning.....even when Wiley wasn't doing the 30 pt and 20 rebounds thing that people feel like is the only to say he's productive, in this game it was obvious how our team plays with him in the game as opposed to without him. He's the catalyst to us winning big games period. We can be a good time without him but we can't be an elite team without him. It was also a great game to show his defensive presence and how him being out there disrupts a team. Our guards got worked out this game though. We're still are having to improve on defense. Great win, we're ahead of schedule, I'm just praying one of our guards taps into something and develops an iso game that's efficient and then we'll have all pieces needed.