Six-week winning streak and I forgot how annoying and horrible it is to have to search out articles to put in here after we lose. You'd think I'd be used to it after 2015. I tend to just log off the internet, social media, etc when Auburn loses and try to ignore everything about football for a while. That involved a nice drive through the Texas Hill Country and then going to see Doctor Strange at the Alamo Draft House, yesterday. Now it's back to sports stuff.
Let's reach back to Friday when good things happened, what'd'ya say? Auburn opened the basketball season Friday night against North Florida. The Ospreys aren't a bad team by any stretch, and Auburn looked really good against them, even getting out to a 30 point lead at one point. The final score was 83-66 in favor of the Tigers.
Auburn next plays against Georgia State, one of the teams LaRon Smith transferred from before ultimately arriving at Auburn. We'll have a bit fuller preview for that game a little later this morning.
The ladies started the year off with a win, too. They took on Troy in Auburn Arena just before the men's game and won 61-52.
The first game of the NCAA Tournament went pretty well for the Tigers. They started against South Alabama at home in Auburn and won 4-0. They'll take on UConn this Friday at 3:00pm in Gainesville, FL.
If you really want to revisit what happened this weekend, you can read my initial post-game recap as well as the further thoughts I had in my "View From The Couch."
So, Sean White probably shouldn't have been out there. He hurt his shoulder a little more against Georgia, but never said anything and kept wanting to go back in. I admire the grit, but since nothing was very effective, I have to kinda call it a bit selfish, too. Then again, if it had worked we'd be singing his praises. Hindsight is, as always, 20/20.
One QB that would not have come in under any circumstance was Woody Barrett, who Auburn confirmed is going to red shirt.
Go figure, Auburn tumbled in the polls after Saturday's loss.
Hey, remember how we thought there was absolutely no way Auburn would be so injury depleted at running back that Rudy Ford would get a look? Well, Auburn may consider using Ford at running back. Stanton Truitt and Chandler Cox are still in a bit of a "wait and see" situation.