SEC : Scarbrough's Take

Integrity, Courage, Humility – That Was Pat Sullivan

Integrity, Courage, Humility – That Was Pat Sullivan

Lyn Scarbrough

December 04 Pat Sullivan, Auburn’s 1971 Heisman Trophy winner, former Auburn coach and broadcaster, one of the most admired and beloved figures in Auburn history, passed away during the night, just a few hours after another Tiger win over Alabama 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

Opening the Barn Door … “Come On Down!”

Opening the Barn Door … “Come On Down!”

Lyn Scarbrough

November 05 Student athletes should be compensated, as long as it is in a way which leaves a level playing field for every college and for every player. There are ways that can be accomplished. But, not if the college decision is based primarily FULL STORY

Advice to Top Teams: Better Heed Ma Waldrop

Advice to Top Teams: Better Heed Ma Waldrop

Lyn Scarbrough

October 22 Keep in mind, Illinois was a 30-point underdog to the Badgers. South Carolina was a 24-point underdog to Georgia. And, Vandy was supposed to beat UNLV by 16. 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

An Objective View … Walt, Gus and Mickey Mouse

An Objective View … Walt, Gus and Mickey Mouse

Lyn Scarbrough

October 01 And one more little thing … Malzahn and his staff are doing this with two freshmen quarterbacks, neither ever starting a college game before facing No. 10 Oregon at Jerry World in Dallas a month ago. 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

On Oregon, Gatewood and Kodi Burns

On Oregon, Gatewood and Kodi Burns

Lyn Scarbrough

September 03 Fast forward to this past weekend. Auburn’s second game ever against Oregon was Saturday night in Dallas. Burns was on the Auburn staff as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. FULL STORY