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  1. BHDAU1

    Official Tournament Thread

    It really would be great to see all the SEC teams win their first games not just Auburn. Of course Vitale said Auburn is going to be upset. I can't stand that guy sometimes. I think someone else at ESPN said earlier this week that there would be ZERO SEC teams left after the first weekend..... that's not looking like a very smart prediction so far.
  2. Auburnphan, I must have misunderstood how it works. For some reason I was thinking I heard that the higher your seed the better chance you have of playing geographically closer to home. Our seed indicates we were top 16, which I would think would place us somewhere a lot closer than San Diego. Well, it is what it is. Maybe if Auburn gets back to playing the way they are capable they will make it to Omaha.
  3. I finally have my own business and the means and time to take my family to a Auburn basketball game in the NCAA tourney, and its too far away to be a realistic option. Bummer.
  4. Hey trust me, I am very happy AU made the dance. I grew up in Lexington Ky where basketball is a religion. I always preferred and played football instead but i certainly enjoyed basketball. I was at Auburn from 98 to 02 and only missed a few home games during that entire span. I was a Cliff Dweler. Since becoming an adult with a family and responsibilities there has been very little to get excited about in AU B Ball.
  5. I like our bracket as far as match ups go, just hate where they are playing it.
  6. And I should have specified in my original post, major conference champions, not mid majors.
  7. Did Charleston win their conference? Im not sure what auburnphan is LOLing about. Its a legitimate gripe I think. First time in 15 years Auburn fans, alumni like myself, and students have to chance to support Auburn in the NCAA tourney and we will have to fly to Cali to do it. Just stinks is all, I had planned on going if anywhere even remotely close to the eastern half of the country...
  8. Hey I am well aware of Auburns recent struggles on the court and so is everyone else, but that doesnt take away from the fact they won the regular season conference title. Did any of the other conference champs get placed/seeded so far away from their home state? Seems to me that California pretty much guarantees that little to no student body will get to go to the game. They literally could not have been put anywhere further away!
  9. I seem to remember the teams with Scotty Pohlman, C. Porter, and D. Fishback being pretty good at the line with the exception of the center position, Davis. The 02-03 team with Daniels wasn't too bad either at the line. Probably averaged near 65 to 70% as a team but more importantly could make them when it counted at the end of close games. Still, you are right to a degree because I always have thought anything less than 80% is not very good. The free throw is the easiest shot in the game. It's all muscle memory from practice and apparently Lebo and Barbee never made them practice!! I used to yell at the TV for either of those coaches to get a damn free throw coach! It was so pitiful at times I could barely watch. This year is like a breath of fresh air!!
  10. How awesome is it to finally have a team that can make free throws consistently? Cliff Ellis was the coach the last time i can remember having a team that was solid at the line. Just over the last 4 or 5 years I cant even count how many games we lost because of terrible free throw shooting. This is the first time in a loooooong time that we can feel confident at the end of a game when Auburn has the lead and the opponent starts fouling every possesion that they are not going to lose. What a great season so far!
  11. BHDAU1

    Auburns WRs and Blocking, Etc.

    Just like when Auburn was good at running the ball even when the D knew it was coming. The pass can be effective in the same manner if you can block at the line and u have a superior athelete at WR. I might be wrong but i think there are several guys that fit that description on the roster.
  12. BHDAU1

    Auburns WRs and Blocking, Etc.

    Lion, you are correct about the time limitations. SW hasnt had much time to throw other than Ark St. and the end of the Clemson game when they only rushed 3 or 4 and everyone else dropped into coverage. I just wonder why there are not some plays in AU's arsenal that use a TE and blocking back out of the shotgun to leave some more people at the line and in the backfield to give him more time. Drop the stinking read option sets at times and take a WR off the field in exchange for an extra lineman and see if the physical specimens that we have at WR can get open. For gosh sake there doesnt need to be a ball fake every play when u have potentially great receivers.
  13. It would be hard to be mad at a guy like SW that obviously has physical talent, football intelligence, and a strong competitive spirit for transferring if he is pulled from the starting job or if he continues to have to try and make something out of the terrible play calling we have witnessed so far. Others here have said that they dont think he is SEC caliber. I think he absolutely is good enough if he was on a team that could give him a little time in the pocket and had a coach that would let him throw the damn ball further than ten yrds. When he has been asked to make intermediate or long passes he has been pretty good. Better than expected even.
  14. A couple of observations that I would like discussion on. 1. How many others here watched many of the running and passing plays that had potential to be large gains fail to do so because the WRs out there didnt stay on their blocks long enough? Seems to me that there were at least a dozen times where I saw the WR standing there as the db they should be blocking made the tackle. Stevens was particularly guilty of this numerous times. Some of these pitiful attempts were the difference between a play gaining 5 yrds and likely taking it 20 yrds or to the house. 2. We have never had this many highly ranked freshman at WR who are in SEC ready bodies and Gus wont give them many reps nor will he call a pass play farther than ten yrds. I have to wonder, how many of these guys will stick around at AU if they arent getting PT and passes thrown their way? There are very few schools I can come up with that would not likely be starting any one of them. They have to be aware of that as well....
  15. I agree on the proven fact that JF3 has the ability to run when the inevitable happens and Gus calls the 3 QB spinaroo throwback play or the play action QB draw o 3rd and 16. What I am scared of however is if JF3 has the mental capability to remember more than 3 to 5 plays out of the playbook. He very well might, and he very well might be a sufficient passer, but when he ran out of bounds on 4th and 18 it kinda gave me some doubts. Like maybe his brain isnt up to speed yet with the speed of an SEC football game yet. I mean I know that was only one play, but that was a BIG play that there is no excuse for. That is basic stuff right there, knowing down and distance. Even more so when its the closing minutes in the 4th quarter.