Making lemonade on the Plains

Speaking of horses, these are so far out of the barn (see what I did there?), there’s no point in closing the doors.

The deadline for players to enter the transfer portal and still retain immediate eligibility for the upcoming season came and went Sunday with Auburn unscathed.

Following a pre-spring exodus of players — 16 of them departing the program between the end of the season and the start of spring practices — Auburn did not endure any additional roster attrition after the completion of post-spring player evaluations.

Well, isn’t that impressive.

That Auburn didn’t experience any additional departures is a win for Harsin, especially when you consider the Tigers lost eight players after spring practices a year ago and when you factor in the slew of pre-spring departures this year…

And how did that work out?

The lack of post-spring departures provides Harsin and his program with some stability and continuity heading into the summer. That, naturally, is welcomed after a disappointing Year 1 that ended with a five-game losing streak and the program’s first losing record since 2012. The disappointing finish seemingly snowballed through the winter, with the staff overhaul, various player departures and the internal investigation that served as a prelude to Harsin’s second spring.

“Auburn Football — At least we stopped the bleeding!”  There’s an inspiring motto to rally behind in 2022.

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8 responses to “Making lemonade on the Plains

  1. 81Dog

    You also stop bleeding when you’re dead. Which is kind of what Harsin’s tenure as HC looks like from here. The best thing I’ve heard any Barner say about him since we beat them last year is “He’s awful, we just can’t afford to fire him. Yet.”

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Your last sentence is more meaningful because you live in the most Auburn centric part of the State. Folks you come into contact with are very representative of the Auburn fanbase. You know that, of course, but other readers may not.

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    • “You also stop bleeding when you’re dead” is on my shortlist for the Top Quotes of 2022.

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  2. archiecreek

    They didn’t lose more,
    but…
    did they gain any??

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    • Down Island Way

      When a barner purchases a set of sears craftsmen screw drivers for $18.95 on tuesday, then ventures to Money Mizer Pawns & Jewelers, pawns that set for $5.95 on friday (date night), goes back next friday and pays $15.95 to get that set of sears craftsmen tools out of pawn…that is the barner math (dead from the neck up)…#AUBURN SUCKS!

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  3. Texas Dawg

    They’re making lemonade, but they don’t have any sugar to put in it. It’s going to be an awfully sour drink there on the plains until Dixie Crystals can be found. The problem is that delivery truck does not have Auburn on its schedule anywhere in the near future.

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  4. stoopnagle

    LOL. Auburn.

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  5. Harold Miller

    If this is Auburn making lemonade, it reminds me of the time when my daughter, who was 7 or 8 years old at the time, made “lemonade” but were were out of sugar at the time, so she used brown sugar instead. Not a recipe that I would recommend. Yeah Auburn you’re making lemonade, but it looks like pee.

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