So, let’s go back to March 2020. Week two. Auburn is getting ready to head to Nashville for the SEC Tournament. Everything is great. The weather is getting warmer, and Bruce Pearl just clowned Tennessee in Knoxville to give the Tigers a third straight 25-win season.
Everything got canceled. COVID destroyed the SEC Tournament, then the NCAA Tournament, and all spring sports. Football got delayed by three weeks, and we only got conference games. Auburn didn’t have to play North Carolina (which is a fantastic thing in retrospect), and only had ten SEC matchups to look forward to.