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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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The Auburn Observer Justin Ferguson and Painter Sharpless

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    • 5.0 • 335 Ratings

Justin Ferguson and Painter Sharpless take you inside the stats, strategies and stories of Auburn football and basketball on The Auburn Observer Podcast.

www.auburnobserver.com

    Episode 201: Keep Moving Forward

    Episode 201: Keep Moving Forward

    Justin and Painter discuss the merits of marching bands, the harmonica, relearning the trombone, the smaller buttons on Rock Band guitar controllers and #TheShirt.

    In more pressing matters, the guys recap what they learned from Auburn basketball’s three-game tour in Israel — opening with two blowout victories and closing with a hard-fought loss to the senior national team. Which players stood out the most? How much of this can be carried into the regular season? And why was K.D. Johnson screaming at that basketball?

    Then it’s a move over to the first weekend of Auburn football fall camp, including updates on a pair of true freshmen who are making serious waves and a breakdown of what could realistically be expected from a completely retooled passing attack. There’s also a discussion of SEC West schedules and why Mike Leach teams can get weird in Year 3.

    Follow Justin (@JFergusonAU) and Painter (@paintsharpless) on Twitter.

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    Photo Credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bonus: Bagmen, or Friends of the Program

    Bonus: Bagmen, or Friends of the Program

    Wendell Green Jr. and Bruce Pearl via @icyywen on Twitter.

    Folks, we’re back. This time it’s forever. Pablo Escobarner and Dave McKinney join the Observer for good. Ohana means family.

    The boys talk about all the sports stuff happening right now.

    Follow Pablo (@PabloEscoburner), Dave (@DaveCMcKinney) and Painter (@paintsharpless) on Twitter.

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    • 55 min
    Episode 199: Large Feline Non-Weekdays (feat. Christian Clemente)

    Episode 199: Large Feline Non-Weekdays (feat. Christian Clemente)

    Christian Clemente of Auburn Undercover makes his Observer podcast debut to talk about what went down for Auburn football during Big Cat Weekend and what to expect in the near future on the trail.

    Christian breaks down the Tigers’ two 2024 commitments — cornerback A’mon Lane and quarterback Adrian Posse — and discusses which 2023 players could be the next to join the fold. What’s going on with Bryan Harsin and his staff’s recruiting strategy? Are the low numbers a reason to panic, or should there still be some optimism among the fan base? Christian answers all these questions and more.

    The episode concludes with a look at Auburn basketball’s upcoming tour of Israel, which tips off Tuesday with a matchup against the U-20 national team in Jerusalem. What are the guys wanting to see from the Tigers overseas, and what do they expect from the four newcomers in orange and blue?

    Follow Christian (@CClemente247), Justin (@JFergusonAU) and Painter (@paintsharpless) on Twitter.

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    Photo Credit: @AmonLane2/Twitter

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    UNLOCKED — Episode 197: Just Go Google It

    UNLOCKED — Episode 197: Just Go Google It

    Note: Due to the Media Days schedule, we’re unlocking both our premium SECMD recap episode from Friday and our Roster Draft episode from a couple of weeks back, in place of the usual free Monday episode.

    Justin and Painter keep you up-to-date with the latest important football transnational news, then dive into what they learned from Auburn’s trip to SEC Media Days in Atlanta on Thursday.

    They talk about Bryan Harsin’s bluntness in his time on the main stage and the top-down message he’s sending about his 2022 team. They also discuss the Tigers whose stock rose this summer, led by a new wide receiver, a returning defensive lineman and — somehow — the most talented offensive player on the team.

    The episode wraps up with some basketball talk, as Auburn finalizes its plans for the upcoming Israel tour that will be televised on SEC Network and Bruce Pearl promotes a longtime support staff member to a new role.

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    Photo Credit: Jimmie Mitchell/SEC

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    UNLOCKED — Episode 195: The Third Annual Auburn Football Roster Draft

    UNLOCKED — Episode 195: The Third Annual Auburn Football Roster Draft

    Note: This podcast was originally a premium, subscribers-only episode posted on July 14. We’re unlocking this episode, along with the SEC Media Days recap, for all of our free listeners.

    For the third offseason in a row, Justin and Painter give their thoughts on the Auburn football roster via a head-to-head snake draft — each coming up with their own first-team offenses and defenses for a hypothetical showdown in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

    Who got the edge in the early rounds? How did Justin fall victim to Painter’s early strategy? Who is Painter’s new favorite breakout candidate? Which newcomers for a specific position group were completely forgotten by one of the hosts? And who picked Landen King? Listen to find out the answers to all of these important questions.

    Follow Justin (@JFergusonAU) and Painter (@paintsharpless) on Twitter.

    Photo Credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 196: A Professional Podcast

    Episode 196: A Professional Podcast

    Justin and Painter — who is *not* the PA announcer for the Birmingham Barons, by the way — discuss Auburn football’s hire of former Dallas Cowboys scout Drew Fabianich as its general manager and director of scouting and development. The guys look at the move from both sides and what kind of impact this new position could have on the Tigers’ longterm future.

    Then it’s a switch to the release of the latest Blue-Chip Ratio and how Auburn has made the cut once again, but the wiggle room is shrinking. What do the Tigers have to do to maintain their spot as one of college football’s top 15 or so recruiters, and how do they compete against the insane talent stockpiles at several SEC rivals?

    The guys also talk about the Summer League showings for Jabari Smith, Sharife Cooper and JT Thor before previewing Auburn’s turn at SEC Media Days in Atlanta later this week.

    Follow Justin (@JFergusonAU) and Painter (@paintsharpless) on Twitter.

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    Photo Credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics

    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.auburnobserver.com/subscribe

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

trombone tiget ,

trombone tiger

Love the podcast especially Painter’s passion for the Tigers. Thank you for your love for the AU Marching Band. As an alum and trombone player really enjoyed today’s pod. Keep up the great work. War Eagle🦅🦅

N8kavivk ,

The best notification.

Appreciate following y’all on twitter and what my subscription gets me with the inner circle. Y’all are amazing, and after being in Auburn for summer school, the podcasts were a perfect background to each day, so am very thankful for that! Always impressed with the guests you guys get and are so deserving of. Great recruiting episode, here’s your 20 seconds painter… seeya at bao soon jferg

Terry222221 ,

War Eagle

Thanks for the recruiting episode. You guys are awesome! War Eagle!

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