Noah and Painter discuss Auburn’s decision to hire Allen Greene as their athletic director and they preview this weekend’s basketball action.
Noah and Painter discuss Brian Daboll’s decision to return to the NFL and preview the evening’s slate of games in basketball. Zac Blackerby of ESPN 106.7 and The Drafster joins the show to discuss Calvin Ridley as an NFL prospect.
Noah and Painter discuss the UCF fan base’s challenge to Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa’s defense of Jalen Hurts, and they preview this weekend’s SEC basketball schedule.
Noah and Painter discuss the probability of Nick Saban returning to the NFL, they break down Drew Lock’s decision to return to Missouri, they analyze the state of LSU’s roster after Donte Jackson’s decision to enter the NFL Draft, and they examine the struggles of Texas A&M in basketball.
Noah and Painter discuss the state of quarterback depth inside the conference and look towards the future for the SEC’s contenders. They also are joined by Zac Blackerby of ESPN 106.7 and The Draftster to discuss Christian Kirk as an NFL prospect.
Noah and Painter react to Alabama’s victory over Georgia in the national championship and they preview the evening’s slate of college basketball games.
The promised land is in sight. A realm of brackets, bubbles, glass slippers and madness is the end destination of Auburn’s journey. The NCAA Tournament was a fairy tale to Auburn fans. It was a legend for a program that hadn’t seen its glory in 15 years. Lost in the annals of their memories, basketball was forgotten.
Then, there was a team shrouded in mystery that embarked on their own quest to make a fairy tale a reality. Early in their travels, they gained wisdom from an owl, vanquished a blazing dragon, conquered blue raiders and sped past racers. Growing in strength and unity, they bested tenacious huskies, razorbacks and volunteers. In doing so, they have made quite the name for themselves. They have college basketball’s attention, and the best of the Southeastern Conference awaits them.
This is the beginning of an Auburn basketball renaissance. With victories over two top 25 opponents and the third-longest winning streak in the country at 12, there is no shortage of excitement around the Auburn basketball program. At 14-1, Auburn has been the most consistent team in the SEC in a year where the league is deep but also turbulent.
Tennessee and Arkansas were early SEC tests for a team that was largely unproven at the end of the non-conference schedule in the eyes of the college basketball community. Auburn handled those teams with relative ease and it is hard to find fault with how they are playing at the moment.
In games against Tennessee and Arkansas, there were fleeting moments where we saw a sneak peak of Auburn when they are at their best. At other times, Auburn was playing well, but not at their highest efficiency.
Auburn is capable of more, but they are also capable of less. How will Auburn respond when their winning streak is broken? It’s possible they succumb to the blustery nature of the SEC. It’s also possible that they stay the course and join 67 other teams for a seat at the table of the NCAA Tournament.
Auburn’s journey is far from over, but what once seemed like a fairy tale can now be reality.
Noah and Painter discuss Alabama and Georgia’s subtle differences, what impact those differences will make in the national championship, and they preview the weekend slate of games for basketball.