Alabama : Scarbrough's Take

The Best Right Now? Bama, Zags, Just Ask Auburn

The Best Right Now? Bama, Zags, Just Ask Auburn

Lyn Scarbrough

December 01 On Saturday, Gus Malzahn’s football team took the field against nationally top-ranked Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl rivalry game. Auburn lost by 29 after trailing by 18 at intermission. FULL STORY

Auburn, Tennessee … Two Ships Passing in the Night

Auburn, Tennessee … Two Ships Passing in the Night

Lyn Scarbrough

November 23 When the night was over, Auburn had won the football game, 30-17, sending the Volunteers from the field with a 2-5 record and no flexibility remaining if they hope to avoid another losing season. FULL STORY

Defenses … When Will They Ever Learn?

Defenses … When Will They Ever Learn?

Lyn Scarbrough

October 13 But, based on the first three weeks of the 2020 season, it looks like defense has gone the way of the drop kick, the Statue of Liberty play, and the hidden ball trick. FULL STORY

SEC Takes Its Time, Gets It Right

SEC Takes Its Time, Gets It Right

Lyn Scarbrough

September 30 Not many, especially not SEC fans, agreed with the conference back in August, not when Commissioner Greg Sankey and the 14 university presidents kept dragging their feet. While other conferences, college and pro, FULL STORY

Charmed Life Saved Twice, God Gets The Glory

Charmed Life Saved Twice, God Gets The Glory

Lyn Scarbrough

July 09 So, he became a sports broadcaster. He was on the UAB Blazer sports team for football and basketball in the 1990s. For eight years, he was play-by-play announcer for Birmingham-Southern, calling two national championship victories (1995 basketball, 2001 baseball). FULL STORY

Dean James E. Foy and the Root of the Rivalry

Dean James E. Foy and the Root of the Rivalry

Lyn Scarbrough

November 24 There’s no way that Dean Foy could personally know all of the thousands of students, but somehow all students felt like they knew Dean Foy. Even now, former Auburn students from those 28 years who are reading this column can picture him crouching, FULL STORY

Tide, Gators Should Pull for Auburn on Saturday

Tide, Gators Should Pull for Auburn on Saturday

Lyn Scarbrough

November 15 Alabama, Florida and Auburn fans find themselves in the same bed, pulling against Georgia. Or at least all of the clear thinking ones do. FULL STORY

Midseason: SEC Elephant in the Room, But Not Big Al

Midseason: SEC Elephant in the Room, But Not Big Al

Lyn Scarbrough

October 15 At the season’s midpoint, LSU is the best team in the country … more about that many paragraphs down. FULL STORY

What an Eight-Team Playoff Might Be … for Now

What an Eight-Team Playoff Might Be … for Now

Lyn Scarbrough

September 23 The football musical chairs game … five Power 5 conferences with only four available playoff slots … is inherently flawed, has never been fair and never will be. It should be ended. FULL STORY

Could the 2019 SEC Season be Another 2010?

Could the 2019 SEC Season be Another 2010?

Lyn Scarbrough

September 11 Already this season, the undefeated Crimson Tide has soundly defeated Duke, 42-3, and is ranked No. 2 nationally. Nine years ago when Alabama went on the road to play the Gamecocks, it was also undefeated and ranked No. 1 FULL STORY