Jan 30 • 1HR 13M

Episode 250: Almost Heaven, (in) West Virginia

Justin and Painter break down Auburn basketball's near-comeback at WVU and look ahead to the final 10 games of the regular season.

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Justin Ferguson and Painter Sharpless take you inside the stats, strategies and stories of Auburn football and basketball on The Auburn Observer Podcast.
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Justin and Painter open the show with a tribute to journeyman football players, from NFC Championship Game active quarterback Josh Johnson — recorded before his injury — to Auburn national champions Josh Bynes and Josh Harris.

Then the guys switch over to Auburn basketball’s 80-77 loss at West Virginia. They talk about how the loss will go down more as a big missed opportunity than a crushing blow for the season, what lessons can be learned ahead of the final five weeks of the regular season and how Georgia becomes a real must-win game.

They close with a discussion of Hugh Freeze’s time at the Alabama Football Coaches Association’s clinic over the weekend and Nick Saban’s secondhand comments about the wild world of NIL.

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Photo Credit: Steven Leonard/Auburn Athletics