Scarbrough's Take

Soooie Salute to Sam … and Pickle Ball

Soooie Salute to Sam … and Pickle Ball

Lyn Scarbrough

October 19 Not trying to influence Steve and his friends to abandon pickle ball, but they may not want to schedule any matches soon on weekends. New head football coach Sam Pittman is in the process of giving you something better to do. 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

Remember Those New Coach Concerns … Forget ‘Em

Remember Those New Coach Concerns … Forget ‘Em

Lyn Scarbrough

October 07 After just two weeks in their first season together as SEC head coaches, we have answers to many of those questions and most are encouraging for those fan bases and for the league. 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

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