Andy is a regular columnist for Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.

There have been a lot of times in my life when I have uttered a phrase like, "I'll never live to see the day when…" only to witness the exact event I was so adamantly sure would never happen. I never thought I would live to see the Red Sox actually win the World Series. Remember the curse of the Bambino and no championship since 1918? I've now seen them win four titles. I definitely never thought I would live to see the Cubs win a World Series and, then, 2016 happened. I could spend an hour listing the bizarre cultural phenomena of our day, but I digress. I used to categorize a litany of Auburn basketball accomplishments under the heading, "Things that will never happen in my lifetime." Of course, that was before Bruce Pearl descended into my life like an Angel from above and resuscitated a program long since dead. I don't use that phrase anymore with anything pertaining to basketball on the Plains. I've learned my lesson. There are no glass ceilings. There is no unattainable goal. There are no unrealistic expectations.

Andy Graham is a regular columnist for The Outlook.

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