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  1. I have looked at Golf's stadium photo many times and it always reminds me of attending some games when I was a young boy, maybe 1958 or 1959. At that time I was (10) years old. If I remember correctly you could sit on the grassy bank for less than the price of a stadium ticket. After the game was over the players would walk to the field house beyond the North endzone that you mentioned, while little kids like me pestered them for their chin straps. Some great memories!
  2. I really enjoyed this video. It brings back a lot of memories. It really is "Great To Be An Auburn Tiger".
  3. Hey I was playing Church league basketball when I was a lot younger and one of teammates elbowed me in the corner of my right eye during a practice game. Knocked me out cold and required (11) sutures to close. I had the worlds worst black eye for several weeks after that. On another occasion this same guy ran over a teammate who was a former high school quarterback and knocked him out. Church league basketball can be serious. The guy wasn't Dabo Swinney, but he was a former Army Ranger.
  4. "After not having a player drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft for a fifth consecutive year, Stidham, Jamel Dean and Darius Slayton are three of a handful of former Auburn players hoping to be selected within the next two days." After reading this quote I think he needs to be evolving, specifically in the areas of recruiting and player development.
  5. I'm guessing that you (@StatTiger) are saying more than you stated with this post.
  6. Completely accurate statements. I would add that I suspect we will be three or four games into the 2019 season before CGM decides what offense he has the personnel to run, and which quarterback is going to run it. That would be just so CGM !
  7. Were they invited to the trophy presentation? Honestly the missed double dribble is the one I still can't process. An official was right behind the play. How does he miss that? The only rational explanation I can come up with is that the ref's had decided to just let them play. I guess Breedling missed that communication.
  8. It so hard to get to the final four and even harder to get to the championship game. Auburn got to the final four and should be in the championship game tonight. It was taken from them by three men who are supposed to be experts and are paid for what they do. If an official is going to call a debatable shooting foul on a three point shot with less than one second to play he had better be sure that they have been perfect on all of the rest of the officiating for the game. Otherwise they become the story and not the game. That is always a failure for officials. I wonder how those three men are feeling today, knowing that their error sent a team home that should be in the game tonight. If they have ever played the game they surely know how hard the team worked to get there and how difficult it will be to get back. They made a mistake (the no call on the double dribble) that can never be rectified. I suspect the NCAA is secretly hoping that Virginia loses tonight so that this entire sad saga will fade into history. Otherwise it will be resurrected every time Virginia's national championship is discussed.
  9. When Virginia went up by (10) I was thinking, well they have the better team and disappointed or not, we just have to congratulate them. Then Auburn mounted a furious rally and took the lead. Having played a little basketball I know that anything can happen, and so I just held on and hoped. Then the unimaginable happened. It has been a long time but traveling, double-dribbling, over the back, and reaching in are some of the oldest violations in basketball. It is incomprehensible that the official on the baseline, James Breeding, could call a shooting foul on the final desperate three point attempt, and miss the double dribble at mid-court maybe (900) milliseconds earlier. Here are comments from some coaches and the offending Virginia player: "A collection of prestigious coaches -- Jim Calhoun, Matt Painter, John Beilein, Tubby Smith and Bo Ryan among them -- added their two cents after the game, too. "It was a foul because he jumped into him," one coach said. Added another: "Yes, that's a foul." But they all returned to what they believed was the real infraction: the missed double dribble call on Jerome as Brown tried to foul him with 1.5 seconds left. Had the officials made that call prior to Doughty's foul, they agreed, Auburn would have regained possession and probably won. But Jerome said he thought the foul was the ref's priority. "No, the ref didn't call a foul," he said after the game. "[Brown] was trying to foul me on purpose. I lost the ball. He let that one go, so I didn't think he was going to call anything else after that. I think the refs did a good job tonight. You're not always going to get a perfect whistle. But they definitely did a good job on both ends tonight. It was a more physical game, and refs aren't perfect just like players aren't perfect." He is right, neither the officials nor the players are perfect, but when you make a call that decides the outcome of the game in the final few seconds of the game you put yourself in the impossible position of having to be perfect, and James Breeding was not perfect last night. It is a long difficult road to get to the final four, and I don't know if Auburn will go back there in my lifetime even if we have better players. I believe that CBP is the man to get us back there if it happens. Virginia may well win it all tomorrow night, but they will never deserve it.
  10. All of this would just be so like CGM and is what I am expecting. I will be shocked and pleasantly surprised if a starter is picked this spring. Honestly, I don't even expect an official depth chart for QB's.
  11. Great to have someone who bleeds orange and blue supporting AU athletics. Rock On!
  12. Praying mercies for you and your son. I know your heart must be broken. Mine would be.
  13. Well maybe we owe a tip of the hat to coach Garner.
  14. I have to respectfully disagree with you on this point. The contract is why Gus is still here, and the contract is why he will be here until the buy out is small enough to swallow. Thank you Steven Leath! I don't think we will know who the starting QB will be until well into fall. In the end I think Gatewood is named the starter.
  15. The dramatic improvement in fumbles lost might be a statistical anomaly due to a relatively small sample size (thankfully).