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Friday, November 7, 2014

Basketball and CFP Football

Close, but no cigar. That's how the 5th 

through 10th place teams in the CFP Poll 

feel right now. While many analysts, and the 

talking heads of college sports debate the 

merits of who should be in, and who passes 

the "eye test" lets look at the facts. From 

the interwebs, the origin of the source is 

unknown, and any help is appreciated:

Over the past five seasons, Auburn has the best record in the FBS in one-possession games (eight points or fewer). The Tigers are 20-4, followed by Northern Illinois at 16-6 and Oklahoma and Mississippi State at 13-5. It gets better: Toss out Auburn's 3-9 season two years ago, and the Tigers are 19-1.

Of course we all know "LUCK" was the 

contributing factor in all these wins. My 

message to the haters? Get used to seeing 

Auburn win close games. Auburn prepares 

for them.

If you are so inclined, you can send a 

message to the Ole Miss player LaQuon 

Treadwell, who was hurt in the game 


Auburn last Saturday evening. 

LaQuon Treadwell
c/o Ole Miss Athletic Dept.
908 All America Drive
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 36877

We here at ATB wish nothing but the best for young Mr. Treadwell. Here's to a speedy recovery.

Auburn basketball starts down a road tonight that will usher in another sonic boom! Coach Bruce Pearl will make public the new Tiger basketball program. I have only seen this much excitement around Auburn basketball once in my lifetime. Tonight, it starts anew.

My guess is that Auburn will be competitive, and cause a lot of SEC teams headaches. The Tigers will win some that many think they should not. They will lose some along the way too. The post season seems like a real possibility. Making the big dance, is the goal. I believe the chances are real good that happens. Make it in, and anything can happen. 
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