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The beginning of the end
The days college football fans were dreading have finally arrived.
When the final second ticked off the clock on Monday night following Deshaun Watson’s final touchdown throw, football officially ended. Of course, with all the celebrating happening through the early hours of Tuesday morning, it probably took awhile to realize the season was actually over.
College football is officially over tho……. pic.twitter.com/E0RC8gNgfp
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) January 10, 2017
At some point on Tuesday afternoon, however, fans probably found themselves experiencing some stages of grief or dreaming of what 2017 could bring. As the way-too-early predictions, rankings and depth charts were published, the boredom started to become clear.
But just like players, fans need their rest, too.
Hundreds of thousands of fans across the country tailgated from dawn until dusk on Saturdays and cheered their favorite teams on so loudly that voices disappeared for days. A little rest and relaxation will do everyone some good.
The good news is that with technology today, fans can relive their favorite moments from the year repeatedly (After all, it’s why your DVR is at capacity, right?).
So rematch, relive and, most importantly, relax.
Make a list of household chores you’ve been putting off. Start planning which games you’ll travel to next fall. Study up.
There’s only 86 days left until the A-Day Spring game in Jordan-Hare. Only 233 days remain until Auburn takes on Georgia Southern and football officially returns to the Plains.
Keep your eyes on SECCountry.com for all the news on Auburn football and stay clam, football will be back before you know it.
Next season’s best advice
Every fan shows support in their own way.
Maybe you’ve got a favorite outfit or hat that you can’t leave the house without on game day.
As you start thinking about your gear or start planning out 2017, there’s one thing you have to remember: Whatever you do, please … don’t do this:
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) January 9, 2017
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson predicted Auburn’s 2017 offensive depth chart on the first day of the offseason.
- Auburn senior writer Charles Goldberg says Auburn is already expected to finish higher in the 2017 rankings.
- ESPN’s staff is predicting Auburn will finish right behind Alabama next season.
- SEC Country recorded Auburn fans rolling Toomer’s Corner after Alabama fell to the Clemson Tigers on Monday night.
- SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk regraded Auburn’s 2012 class led by offensive lineman Alex Kozan and defensive back Joshua Holsey.
- AL.com says Auburn’s top recruit is done entertaining other schools and is set on the Plains.
Happening on the Plains
Bruce Pearl’s Tigers hit the road
Mustapha Heron led Auburn to its first road win on a bad ankle on Tuesday night. Bryce Brown was hitting from the 3-point line and Horace Spencer was causing all kinds of problems for the opposing Tigers on the defensive end.
Here’s the recap and box score from the game in Mizzou Arena.
FINAL | #Auburn def. Mizzou 77-72.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) January 11, 2017
— Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobsauad) January 11, 2017