Nate Allen is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His column is published Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Auburn, Missouri go from rags to riches
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel (top left) and first-year Auburn coach Gus Malzahn (top right) have guided their programs to the SEC championship game after both Tigers teams had losing records in 2012, while Mark Stoops (bottom left) and Bret Bielema (right) could not better their teams' records in their first seasons at Kentucky and Arkansas respectively.
Saturday’s SEC Championship game in Atlanta matches 11-1, 7-1 West and East champion Auburn and Missouri teams that a year ago floundered 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the SEC and 5-7 overall and 2-6 in the SEC.
Sports, Pages 18 on 12/02/2013
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