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AUBourne

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  1. I'm going to put on my AUFamily shirt and demand entrance. Rules are rules
  2. If anyone saw me watching that they would think I was insane. Huge smile and teary eyes. I still dont think my son appreciates the experience of that game. I have watched so much bad AU basketball over the years. But we will always that week in KC.
  3. Is there full versions of the UNC, and Kentucky tournament games out there? I never got to watch the broadcasts of the games.
  4. I dont understand how a team can miss so many layups.
  5. Yes, Auburn drives and attacks the basket. With our athletes and speed that is hard to stop without fouling. I'm surprised we dont get called for 5+ charges a game but you almost never see help side defenders set up for it. I don't know why. Many times Samir gets bumped hard with body contact and there is no call. I feel like officials just get tired of calling it.
  6. Why do people keep calling them SEC officials? Did something change? Basketball refs have always been contractor's payed for by the home team. I get that the they have to be on a list of certified officials but they do not work for the SEC. They can work an ACC game today, and an SEC game tomorrow.
  7. My hope is the rest of the SEC falls to a level of incompetence, combined with youth, that allows Auburn to win the conference.
  8. The basketball team improved after facilities and coaches were upgraded. I think the football program will need the same upgrades to evolve beyond the current mediocre results. I dont care what the going rate for a coach is. I do care who they entrust that position to. A coach that averages 4.4 losses per season over 7 years with a 2-5 bowl record is a failure. But as long as the school is making money I dont think they care.
  9. I don't think an upper tier program should be trying to catch up to Wake Forest and Kentucky. Stewardship of the program reflects on the desire and will of the University to work hard, and be an upper tier program, and if they want to compete for championships. Or just be there for the profits. I also feel hiring decisions for coaches reflect the will of the program. Do you hire a buddy at Arkansas State or Iowa State? Or do you hire the proven up and coming coach at Wyoming? One type wins championships consistently. One does enough to keep making profits.
  10. Best I have seen. Big brother Clemson.
  11. No. These players spend a lot of time at these buildings because they offer things outside of football. And things that help them beyond the practice time with coaches.
  12. These facilities are common now. Places like Wake Forest, and Kentucky have them. Alabama, LSU, Clemson have them. Some schools have had them for 10 years.
  13. Actually just looked. There is a softball complex project listed under the AU facility management page. Not sure at what point they took over the project or if they just manage the QA on contract with the builder.
  14. The athletic department is a self funding organization with requirements outside the scope of normal educational requirements. I don't think you will find any athletic upgrade plans covered by Auburn University's facility management. Last year when AU decided they had a need for a football only facility they had to put together a new committee to manage the project. Auburn is behind most upper tier football programs in what it can offer in quality of life to student athletes. Can't claim to be doing an excellent job in managing funds and facility planning when every program you want to compete with is doing better. Auburn's athletic department is consistently in the top 10 of revenue ($140M) per year. But last year they had to put together a new committee to start exploring the idea of a football facility. Most other schools they compete with have already completed theirs. Where is Auburn athletics putting all that money? I'm saying that there should be a full time organization under the athletic department that already knows every requirement, and every approval step from cradle to grave. Often these people should be identify the requirements before the customer even knows they have it. And they should have been working on the approval and then the funding years ago. They should have already went to AU Facilities Management and secured the space. The fact that a new committee had to be formed speaks to the fact there is no actual cohesive planing taking place.