When Brandon Bass is on, there may not be a better freshman basketball player in the country. In the span of about 2 minutes early in the second half Brandon nailed a 3 from the top of the key, swatted the Auburn shot into the stands, and followed up an LSU miss with a rebound and ferocious dunk. I thought he was going to take over the game himself at that point, but it wasn't to be. Tack Minor still plays out of control at times, but has improved noticeably since the beginning of the season. Darnell Lazare was a force in the first half, contributing some productive minutes while Jaime rested his foot. These guys are all true freshmen. They, along with sophomore Darrell Mitchell look to be a solid nucleus for the future. If Brady can mange to keep Bass thru his junior year (an iffy proposition, as good as this kid is), with Big Baby coming in next year, and possibly Tasmin the next, I don't think it would be too much to expect Brady's 2005-2006 to make a run deep into the tournament (when I say "deep", I'm talking a minimum of Elite Eight). If this fails to happen, I think then might be the time to start evaluating Coach Brady's future at LSU. I know that won't sit well with the TEs of this board, but you have to at least give the man an opportunity to COACH the wealth of talent he's bringing in.