SEC : Scarbrough's Take

If Then Was Now, Would Bama Have Fired Bryant?

If Then Was Now, Would Bama Have Fired Bryant?

Lyn Scarbrough

December 01 The perspective of subsequent generations of fans has changed. It’s a “win big and do it now” mindset. Gigantic salaries and budgets have contributed to that. So have the College Football Playoffs, especially with its unfair, unwise four-team limit for championship playoff FULL STORY

The Worst Ever in a Lifetime of Auburn Games

The Worst Ever in a Lifetime of Auburn Games

Lyn Scarbrough

November 15 Since that first game in 1957, I’ve attended 56 more Auburn-State games, either in the press box, on the sideline or in the stands as a student, fan or sports journalist. Before Saturday, Auburn had won 42 times, State 14. Make that 15 for State now, FULL STORY

On Football Ties and Kissing Your Sister

On Football Ties and Kissing Your Sister

Lyn Scarbrough

October 25 As I followed the progress of the nine-overtime game between Illinois and Penn State at State College on Saturday, I couldn’t help but think about Rip Miller’s old adage. FULL STORY

After Years of Tennessee Ugly, This Was the Ugliest

After Years of Tennessee Ugly, This Was the Ugliest

Lyn Scarbrough

October 19 Tennessee trailed Ole Miss late in the fourth quarter, 31-26. The Vols had missed a field goal in the third quarter that would have put them within two points late, not needing a touchdown to win. FULL STORY

Will Bama, SEC Be Pigeons This Year?

Will Bama, SEC Be Pigeons This Year?

Lyn Scarbrough

October 11 After nearly two decades of being college football’s pigeon almost every season, the Southeastern Conference, including multi-time champion Alabama, is looking more likely to be a statue for 2021. FULL STORY

Will Ole Miss, Arkansas, Kentucky Join the SEC Elite?

Will Ole Miss, Arkansas, Kentucky Join the SEC Elite?

Lyn Scarbrough

September 28 In this week’s Coaches poll, eight SEC teams are ranked in the Top 23. That includes five of the seven teams in the Western Division. Three of those … Ole Miss (ranked No. 12 in the Coaches and Associated Press polls), Arkansas FULL STORY

Penn State Football and a Side Trip to Shanksville

Penn State Football and a Side Trip to Shanksville

Lyn Scarbrough

September 21 Veteran Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford completed 87.5 percent of his passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. All-American wide receiver Jahan Dotson had 10 receptions, including a touchdown catch. FULL STORY

David Winning Not Such Big News Any More

David Winning Not Such Big News Any More

Lyn Scarbrough

September 07 Fast forward 14 years to the first weekend of September, 2021. Forget all this Week Zero nonsense. This was the first real weekend of college football after the long COVID-19 nightmare that generated a season full of inequity and asterisks. FULL STORY

Bama Basketball, Barkley and Me

Bama Basketball, Barkley and Me

Lyn Scarbrough

April 05 Significant men’s basketball success had been a while coming back to Tuscaloosa. The Tide had captured six SEC Tournament championships in the past, but none in 30 years (1991). It had won eight conference regular season titles, FULL STORY

Auburn Smoke Clears, Future Uncertain, May Be Bright

Auburn Smoke Clears, Future Uncertain, May Be Bright

Lyn Scarbrough

January 15 That’s been especially the case regarding Auburn football, the dismissal of head coach Gus Malzahn, the hiring of Brian Harsin, and what might be expected for the program in the near future. FULL STORY

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