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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

San Jose State Fan Talks Auburn

The following is from a FanCred account. Matt Self posted it there, and we want to share it with you.

"We went to dinner Saturday after the game - very small Chinese restaurant near our hotel. We were wearing our Spartan "gear" and as we were ready to leave a young man sitting at the table behind us (he sort of didn't fit in the booth) spoke to us as we were leaving.

He asked us if we came from San Jose for the game and we told him that yes, indeed we did. He thanked us for coming all the way to the game and hoped that we were having a nice time while in Auburn.
We said we were--all except the results of the game. He then dropped the fact that he is on the team.
He is Patrick Miller, #51, OL, Junior. He weighs 297# and stands 6'7".

Then, he went on to say some things that I think you all should know.

First and foremost - he thought Travis Raciti was "the real deal". He also complimented our players for never giving up. We continued talking for a few more minutes. He ended the conversation by saying that the Auburn team as a whole thought that the Spartans were a much better team and specifically mentioned our defense than their first opponent, Arkansas Razorbacks. He said we really do have a good team and that we will get better as the season continues.

He wished us good luck for the rest of the season and I promised him that I would especially follow him the rest of his football career at Auburn.
He said goodbye and hoped we would have a safe trip home. We thanked him for his kind wishes and went back to the hotel talking about how he certainly did not have to say anything to us at all and to talk to us for about 10 minutes went far above what we expected. We were very impressed with him.

He truly was one of the highlights of our trip."

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