Whew. November. Finally. Confession: I hate October and Halloween. I think the last time I went Trick-or-Treating I was in either 1st or 2nd grade. I just didn't care. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite times of the year, though, so now I'm much happier.
Oh, and my link feedly tool is fixed! The awesome Cuppy Cup from Good Bull Hunting put that together a few weeks back and it has been a life saver for my sanity in building these link dumps. He fixed the issue with it over the weekend, and now we're back in business. Now if only his team can be hospitable enough to lose to us this Saturday...
Anyway, to the links!
There was an exhibition game the other night. I had to follow it on Twitter since I was at my cousin's musical gig, but it sounded like even though the score was lopsided, there was still a lot to be desired. New Williams put on a show from beyond the arc, though. That's great news since we may need him in the Guard slot early on with all our injuries. Beyond that, walk-on Zach Allison had eight assists. That's pretty impressive. The official site's recap is here.
Fan day for the ladies was held yesterday at the arena. Good times were had.
With the regular season over, a number of Tigers were named to the All-Conference Teams. Casie Ramsier was even named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. The SEC Tournament kicks off for Auburn this Wednesday at 7:30 CDT against South Carolina in Orange Beach, AL.
Fall season went about as you expected, as the Tigers were never seriously tested in any of their games. They'll cruise into the break looking forward to getting the real season kicked off during Spring Semester as they attempt to make another run at Oklahoma City.
As I know everyone's aware of, the Tigers fell to Ole Miss 27-19 on Saturday. You can read my original game recap here. I also wrote some more editorial thoughts on the game and certain players Sunday afternoon that you may have missed.
A reheat from Friday night, but it might have been lost in the game stuff if you weren't paying attention. Auburn picked up a commitment from a defensive end Friday evening. It's a guy who was already committed once before.
Sean White toughed out the game on a bum knee, Saturday afternoon. I really think that speaks volumes, as I've already said, that they thought an injured Sean White was still the best bet to run the offense. He is expected to practice this week even with the knee, as Rhett Lashlee talked about Sunday evening. I admire his guts. When he had to come off the field after a slide that messed up his brace, rather than wait for the next series, he knew it was crunch time and just had the coaches pull the brace off so he could get back out there as quickly as possible. They put it back on during the ensuing defensive series.
Stanton Truitt's status is still listed as "day-to-day." Which, yeah, means nothing with this staff. No one knows a thing about injuries until they give us absolute specifics.
Carl Lawson really took the loss hard, and you have to love a player who says things like this. You know he's motivated to go out there and win.