While the digits on the scoreboard weren’t arranged in the order we would have preferred at the end of play, the TCU fans were gracious and the game was a good opportunity for our student-athletes. A poignant moment came at halftime, when TCU honored Pat and Jean Sullivan and the Sullivan family for Pat’s enduring legacy as the head coach at TCU during a period of remarkable success. His celebrity status in Alabama (and beyond) is such that Pat could have any number of positions, but he chose Samford. Congratulations on the honor at TCU this weekend, Coach Sullivan, and thanks for your commitment to high standards on the field, in the classroom and in every area of life.    

 The world is better because of Pat and Jean Sullivan.