We all have holiday wishes for our Auburn Tigers. Men’s basketball making the Final Four? That would be amazing. Baseball becoming a familiar face in the College World Series? Yes please!
Those things aren’t going to happen overnight, though. We can, however, have wishes for the upcoming year. These are some of mine.
I wish for a defense that can, you know, tackle. That would be amazing. Remember the defenses we used to have opponents feared? I want that back.
I wish, basically, for Will Muschamp.
I wish running backs coach Tim Horton would finally change his Twitter photo. What’s the deal with the green tie?
I wish that Mike Lutzenkirchen continues doing goodwill in memory of his late son. I also wish that he is getting those hugs he said he needed at the memorial.
I wish for Coach Hoppa and the women’s soccer team takes the momentum from an impressive season with a young team and continuing the momentum.
I wish for Coach Pearl to continue to bring excitement back to Auburn basketball, and that going to games becomes an event and not just a thing to do.
I REALLY wish that Pearl rocks an Auburn orange suit jacket on the sidelines. Keep your shirt on while coaching, Bruce.
I wish that Coach Flo and the players start challenging the UConn’s and Tennessee’s of the women’s game.
I wish that year two of the Sunny Golloway era provides results, and that the word “Omaha” becomes more than a word Peyton Manning yells before a snap.
I wish that the hilarious people of Section 111 adopt me for baseball games. I have been working on material all off-season.
I wish that Coach Myers and the softball team remember that painful loss to Minnesota in the NCAA Regionals, and use it as motivation to make it further this time around.
I wish that Kasey Cooper, Branndi Melero and Emily Carosone continue to put fear in pitchers’ hearts.
I hope Emily Flickinger and Pleun Burgmans stay a dynamic duo on the tennis court.
I wish that Coach Greg Williams can keep the equestrian program one of the nation’s elite.
I wish that swimming and diving return to being one of the nation’s elite.
I wish that Jay Jacobs, the ultimate Auburn man, continues to run a clean athletic department and makes us all proud to have him as our athletic director.
Most of all, I wish that, win or lose, the Auburn family stays supportive of our student-athletes who compete for our great university. War Eagle!