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  1. Thanks for your responses to my items. As for the last part of your post, I think part of it is based on the amount of knowledge individual fans may have about the game that affects their view of individual players. Last year, Powell did pretty well early with lots of press in that time, etc. He had a pretty stroke and people get on the bandwagon. Then, when things didn't go as well for him, there was already the certain view and people don't change what they think they know very easily. Flan got beat up because he wound up serving as the lead guard in a lot of games which is not his real position/role so people got down on him. For me, I could look at how hard he had worked between his freshman and sophomore years; that Pearl was talking about him playing out of position; and feel very positive about his contributions. I hope Flan comes back next year and gets back to where the latter part of the first round of the NBA draft is what people see for him. I think another part of it is just the internet/forums method of communication. It's hard to really understand tone, true meaning, etc. and the anonymity leads to more harsh rhetoric sometimes, I believe. Having said that, I think the vast majority (if not 100%) of posters just want good things for Auburn players and teams. War Eagle!
  2. @cole256Some items that come to mind are: Besides making shots, best way for Auburn to run the offense in the postseason Lot of talk about the guards not feeding the post - what's the process to develop that (too late for this year of course) Thoughts on Zep's whole game - some of the comments and articles I've seen on him impress me about him as a person, not just a basketball player How does Flanigan get back to where he was or better - He's one my favorites with how he developed from a freshman to his second year - improved free throw shooting, improved shot-making, and his physical development in that offseason. His unfortunate injury was ruinous for him for this year.
  3. @cole256I would enjoy reading your thoughts about the Auburn team/players. I'm afraid the discussion will be all you because my knowledge is limited (plus it has an orange and blue bias😄)
  4. 100% agree with Cole's post. Seems like a lot of fans are like the sky is falling. @mcgufcmposted in the topic regarding "Theory of Slide" the following: "I don’t think we need anything crazy. If KD plays a bad game on Thursday, we win. If Jabari plays to his level in the second half, we win. That game was razor fine between winning and losing. Flan and Jabari missed 4 FTs at the end of the halves, and one was the front of a 1-1. Dylan missed a lob dunk. Jackson made a spectacular chase down block. Those are the game. Little stuff. For us to make a run, we need solid play from a majority of the support guys (Zep, Flan, Cardwell, Cambridge, and Williams) in any given game. We need at least two of our four headliners to play really well, and we need their average from the other two. Any game that happens, we win. Because defensively we’re as good or better than any team so, at worst, we’re in a close game. This team has lost by 6 at the absolutely most, and that was in double OT. Any loss will be close based on our defense and effort level. Avoid a complete disaster from any of the big four, and we likely win " As Pearl has repeatedly stated "Defense travels." Auburn is a very good defensive team which is why every game we've lost has been close even when the offensive result was lacking. We can expect every game going forward to be close because our guards are not consistent enough. Unless they are hot for the entire game, we are not going to blow anyone out. If they are off, we will struggle and may win - may not. Either way, Auburn basketball is relevant and fun to watch. War Eagle!
  5. Win one, share title but get #1 seed for SEC tourney. Win both, regular season champs
  6. Had to get it done quickly. Article said dedication would be done March 4 and it was a large chunk of dollars donated.
  7. For the roux, try doing it in the microwave. Sounds like a weird concept but I ran across it in some recipe and it's been a good trick for me. You can just doing short increments to get it as dark as needed. Google it for more info. I've also baked the flour in the oven to brown it to reduce the amount of oil used. However, that method does not provide as dark a roux as the microwave (it is healthier though).
  8. So much this. In +/-, team was +26 during Alan's time on the floor today. People downing Alan need to look at the full effect when he is on the court - not just the missed shot or bad turnover. He is still working back to form. Bruce plays to win in the big picture and he knows Alan has to be a part of that picture.
  9. Made this for lunch today and it was very good. Probably 30 minutes max. If you have ever had the gambas a ajillo in Spain, this is a reminder of how good that dish is. Crusty French bread and a nice French white accompanied the dish. Garlicky Sautéed Shrimp with Creamy White Beans and Blistered Tomatoes This 20-minute dish, inspired by the Spanish tapas dish gambas a ajillo, makes for a flavorful weeknight dinner with very little effort. It's packed with garlicky shrimp, blistered tomatoes, and creamy white beans. YieldServes 4 Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 10 minutes Ingredients 5 large cloves garlic, divided 1 medium lime 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves or cilantro and fine stems 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling 1 pound medium peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp 1 pint grape tomatoes (about 10 ounces) 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or white beans Crusty bread, for serving (optional) Instructions Grate or mince 4 of the large garlic cloves into a large bowl. Thinly slice the remaining 1 large garlic clove and set aside. Finely grate the zest of 1 medium lime into the bowl, then cut the lime in half and set aside. Coarsely chop 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves and tender stems. Place half in the bowl and reserve the remaining half. Add 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to the bowl. Stir to combine. Add 1 pound peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp and toss to coat. Let the shrimp marinate 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature. (Alternatively, cover and refrigerate this, the sliced garlic clove, lime halves, and reserved parsley overnight.) Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch cast iron or heavy-weight skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add 1 pint grape tomatoes, then season with kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the skins start to pop, about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, drain and rinse 1 can cannellini beans. Add the shrimp and marinade, stir to combine, and cook until the shrimp start to turn pink, about 1 minute. Add the beans and sliced garlic and cook, stirring every minute or so, until the shrimp are just cooked through and the tomatoes have burst open, 3 to 4 minutes total (the beans might start to become a creamy paste, which is okay and delicious). Remove from the heat. Season with kosher salt and squeeze the lime halves over the shrimp. Drizzle with more olive oil, garnish with the reserved parsley, and serve immediately with crusty bread if desired. Recipe Notes Make ahead: The shrimp can be marinated, covered, and refrigerated overnight. Serving: If you're serving this dish in a cast-iron pan, which retains heat very well, make sure to eat it immediately as the residual heat in the pan will keep cooking the shrimp. If you need more time, transfer the contents to a serving bowl. Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 days. Article and recipe link: https://www.thekitchn.com/garlicky-sauteed-shrimp-white-beans-tomatoes-recipe-23099346?
  10. At this game. In person, doesn't seem like Auburn is playing particularly well but I look up and they have 44 points and up by 15. Also, large Auburn contingent in the house. You can really tell it when Carolina has an airball.
  11. Didn't do any holiday cooking this year. We took a completely different approach this year since it was the year for our daughter with grandchildren to be with her in-laws. We took the younger two daughters on a holiday cruise from 23rd-30th. Good time
  12. My wife and I were out of the country when the game was played so I purposely avoided any Auburn news until we returned home and watched the game on DVR which we did yesterday morning. Since we did not know the outcome, it was as much fun as seeing live. We yelled at the refs a lot, particularly the over and back call, the two obvious missed travels (there were others) and the offensive fouls on Zep and Flan. Great win. Good to finally have my man crush Flan back on the court.
  13. Glad to see your post. I'd tried to PM you today to see why no posts in the basketball forum. Look forward to your thoughts
  14. At this point, I'd rate it a B- because of the oft mentioned OL. It can definitely go up with portal and February signing date. However, as others have stated, I'd give them and A for the effort that took the class to this point. Also, some have stated that Harsin didn't understand the importance of recruiting in the SEC and then changed. I disagree. I think he understood but getting traction with recruits was challenging with being a new staff plus on campus visiting restricted. Coach Harsin has a good idea of what he is up against in the conference and I think he has plan to address it. If something is not working, he's going to make a change. I think the change in offensive coordinator is an an example of his willingness to address issues. I'm sold on him at this point in time.
  15. Special thanks to @zeek for his efforts in this forum. Great job picking up from ellitor. Also, want to second @tigerken's shout out to @Paladin and @toddc. You guys did a lot of heavy lifting to provide info on potential recruits. Appreciate all the work to keep the recruiting forum an informative place. War Eagle!
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