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Blue Devils, Turkeys, and Elephants, Oh My

By on November 23rd, 2018 in Basketball, Football, News 2 Comments »

Vasha Hunt

Auburn basketball almost pulled off an upset against the #1 Duke Blue Devils, losing by only 6 points. This is nothing of which to be ashamed. That, to me, was a great showing, and I feel that Bruce Pearl has the support of his team. Even being a part of this tournament is a testament to what Coach Pearl has accomplished at Auburn.

TET hopes everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Black Friday is sandwiched between Jay’s annual Thanksgiving post and the Iron Bowl. We always enjoy Jay’s posts and the resulting comments. Black Friday is a time to shop. The Iron Bowl is the time to beat Alabama.

Ah, the Iron Bowl. At this point, Auburn enters Bryant-Denny Stadium as a 24-point underdog. Auburn has the talent to stay with Alabama and perhaps even pull off the upset, but the catalyst in the Iron Bowl will most probably come down to coaching and necessary adjustments. We can only wait and see what happens.

We will have an update on recruiting next week as the early signing period draws ever closer. Can Auburn retain some commits who have, in recent weeks, become a bit more uncertain?

Auburn is still working hard on four 5* and one 4* recruits, but I don’t believe head coach Gus Malzahn can sign all of these. I would like to see at least a couple, however.
Again, more in-depth analysis next week.

Until then…



  1. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I gave up shopping on Black Friday, long ago. I slept in, and am now watching Mizzou and Arky in rain storm in Columbia. Wow, I am glad I’m not there!

    …..And of course, I’m making a huge, greasy mess trying to gnaw a gigantic turkey neck bone. Tree goes up in a few hours, and we’ll decorate this evening.

    ……I’m looking forward to, and nervous about the upcoming Iron Bowl.

  2. A fantastic showing by our men's basketball team in Maui.
    People can say what they want about Jay Jacobs but he gave us a great hire in Bruce Pearl. His enthusiasm and energy inspires both his team and the fans. I think Auburn will be a contender as long as he's the coach.

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