Scarbrough's Take

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

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

On Milestones, Marshall and My Mother, Hilda Ferne

On Milestones, Marshall and My Mother, Hilda Ferne

Lyn Scarbrough

November 16 Fifteen scheduled college football games weren’t played. Some were postponed, others cancelled altogether. That included six games involving teams ranked in the Top 25. FULL STORY

In Sports and Life, Outcomes Not Always Fair or Right

In Sports and Life, Outcomes Not Always Fair or Right

Lyn Scarbrough

November 09 Consider Virginia Tech against Liberty this past Saturday. On the game’s last play with the teams tied, the Hokies blocked a potentially game-winning Flames’ field goal attempt, scooped and ran it in for the apparent game-winner. FULL STORY

Jury Still Out, But Malzahn Earns a Reprieve

Jury Still Out, But Malzahn Earns a Reprieve

Lyn Scarbrough

November 01 A few weeks ago, after the loss at South Carolina, an editorial in The Auburn Plainsman, the student newspaper, called for Malzahn’s dismissal with the headline … “Get Gus Gone.” FULL STORY

Boink! …That’s Just How the Ball Bounces

Boink! …That’s Just How the Ball Bounces

Lyn Scarbrough

October 27 The Owls led 34-31 when on the final play of regulation, MTSU’s Crews Holt banged through a 48-yard field goal, the longest of his career, to force overtime at 34-34. FULL STORY

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