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  1. Kory

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    I will say, Avery Johnson and company have energized the fan base, especially the students. The atmosphere I saw in Coleman for both Oklahoma and Tennessee were something I hadn’t seen in my whole time at UA.

    But we gotta fix the student section. We shouldn’t have to get there 2 hours before to get courtside seats. Move some of the tide pride holders to the upper seating considering most of the older ones sit on their hands the whole game.
     
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    They've needed to improve the student section for decades, hopefully they will when they renovate/replace Coleman soon.
     
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    Greg Byrne is announcing improvement plans for Coleman later this spring.
     
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    Was really happy to see how well the team played against LSU last night. High energy and effort for 40 minutes, and it seems the team is developing a little more chemistry each game.
     
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    Glad I was flat out wrong in my earlier knee jerk comments.

    Also, Donta Hall might be my favorite player on this team. And in quite some time.
     
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    They had their regularly scheduled late 1st half dry spell, then closed strong in the final minute. The run after Sexton got his 4th foul was impressive. LSU never held a lead in that game, and when they missed the dunk down 45-44 to get their first lead, I knew it was over.

    You're right, the chemistry is getting stronger with every game. I'm looking forward to the Kentucky game. We're going to be out Saturday but I'm furiously looking for a place to watch the 2nd half.
     
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    Donta Hall reminds me of Trever Releford and Retin Obasohan. All three were thrust into key roles as freshmen, before they were ready. They kept working hard and by their junior years they were completely different players and leaders on their team. I think Hall can play in the NBA but he really could use his senior year in college. Fortunately, he plays for a coach who knows what it takes to play in the league and will give him good advice. He needs to add some weight though.
     
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    Agreed that Hall could play in the NBA eventually, but there are areas he needs to improve in to get there. He's got the raw athleticism though.

    I'm hopeful none of the players will get some bad advice and leave after this season (mainly Key/Hall would be the concerns).
     
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    Key tested the waters last year. I like the rule that allows players to declare, get evaluated and make a decision to return. We might see that with Hall, but I really think he returns.
     

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