It’s hard to put a perspective on the season with just one opinion. The Auburn Tigers had the fans on a roller coaster ride the entire season—some weekends better than others, and some just totally disappointing.
Fortunately, those really disappointing ones were isolated to only three games: LSU, Georgia and of course Alabama.
As far as the Alabama game, I think all of the Auburn Family was hopeful that an upset was in the making. It wasn't without precedent, but after the loss settled in, most were realistic to understand and come away with hope for a new year.
Coming from a National Championship to the new season didn’t make it any easier for the Tigers and head coach Gene Chizik especially after losing so many of his starters—including Cam and Fairley jumping to the NFL.
But, most took those things in stride and with every game came the hope of a good performance and, most of all, another win.
Putting things in perspective on this past season first, it really wasn't all that disappointing when you can isolate some of those moments that lifted an Auburn fan to the level that makes them a fan in the first place.
Take for instance Aubie. He was named the No. 1 mascot in the nation for the sixth time. That has to be a moment to cherish.
These are eight of those kind of moments that I've picked out to highlight. Maybe you have some different ones you'd like to share, so please do.
I think concentrating on the positive can be good for the Auburn soul, looking forward to the bowl game to come and even more to a really good 2012.