Frank Broyles

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  1. cyclejacket

    cyclejacket Dodd-Like

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  2. wreckem1990

    wreckem1990 Flats Noob

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  3. donsue

    donsue Varsity Lurker

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    Hate to see that. I had been wanting to get his thoughts on the Dodd era, but his health made it impossible. A great guy who loved GT and Coach Dodd. The combination of him as OC and Ray Graves as DC was about as good as it gets. So good, in fact, it allowed Coach Dodd to literally become the first coach to delegate the in game coaching calls to his coordinators.
     
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    GT 33 Varsity Lurker

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    He played with my Dad ... Frank was a Senior when my Dad was a Freshman !

    GT tried Very Hard to get him to come back but Judy (1st wife) said she wanted to raise the kids in Fayetteville .

    RIP
     
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  5. GT 33

    GT 33 Varsity Lurker

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    Correction / 1st wife was Barbara

    Also from Decatur !
     
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    donsue Varsity Lurker

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    He was approached right before Pepper was hired, and he was concerned that the BOR was so stringent on Tech's curriculum. He felf it would too tough to recruit and compete at the highest level.

    If you have never had the chance, read the letter he wrote about Coach Dodd and his legacy regarding the Dodd Award....one of the best and classiest letters I have ever seen
     
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    Here is the AMAZING legacy of the Dodd/Broyles/Graves teams of 1951-1956:

    Overall record: 59-7-3

    6 bowl wins:
    (3) Sugar. Orange, Cotton, Gator

    17 shutouts and average giving up 6.5 points per game

    Record vs SEC notables:

    VS Bama: 5-1
    VS Georgia. 6-0
    VS Auburn: 5-1
    VS LSU: 4-0
    VS Florida 4-1-1
     
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  8. cyptomcat

    cyptomcat PostBot Staff Member

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    It's a shame we couldn't have him follow Dodd...
     
  9. gthog61

    gthog61 Dodd-Like

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    went to alma mater, brought my home state school and rooting interest growing up to prominence
    would have been nice for him to come back but Arkansas probably needed him a lot more
     
  10. ScionOfSouthland

    ScionOfSouthland Dodd-Like

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    Hardest working coach in football. Hope he gets some rest in that great beyond
     
  11. BEEFENSE

    BEEFENSE Helluva Engineer

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    GREAT player-coach-person---R.I.P.
     
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    Frank Broyles and Keith Jackson in the booth, the best ever. Loved the "Wo Nellies" and Frank always referring to something Coach Dodd said or did.