News Sports Opinion Photos Social Classified Obits Contact
 
 
 

Lindy's Preview: For more than a decade, WTLS has had a connection with Lindy's Sports through our national radio show, "The Lindy's Football Report."

We will kick that off again in late August. One of our contributors is longtime Lindy's staffer Lyn Scarbrough. This year will be even more special for Lyn.

You may have heard through the radio, but Lyn has overcome cancer. His regular weekly radio segment was put on hold during his battle. He announced on the air last week that he is cancer free.

I know Lyn is excited to be back and is most certainly ready for another round of college football.

As usual, Lyn obliged me with this year's "Lindy's Southeastern Preview." I got it in the mail last week. It's another great issue with some interesting stuff for fans.

Above all, the thing that stands out to me more and more each year now are the changes in personnel on teams. I'm not talking about coaches as much as players.

We all are aware of how many student-athletes are transferring from one college to another these days. This is why getting this magazine helps so much in our preparation for the season.

It's tough to keep who's where straight. Lindy's did a fine job considering the quick turnaround required when the portal closes.

There are a good number of teams with new transfer quarterbacks in the Top 25. Two of the top four are contenders because of it.

Ohio State is bringing in Will Howard from Kansas State. Oregon got Dillon Gabriel from Oklahoma.

SEC preseason favorites Georgia, Texas, Ole Miss, Alabama and Missouri (all in Lindy's Top 10) each have their returning starters back at that position.

Georgia is Lindy's No. 1 team. Kirby Smart won't have to deal with Nick Saban anymore. He is the top coach in college football and has as good of talent as any team.

Bama was No. 7 in the Lindy's rankings. Auburn is No. 34. They rank all 134 teams. Newcomer to the FBS Kennesaw State was dead last.

Pick up your copy and get to reading. The season begins in 60 days.