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.
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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.