Discussion in 'Football' started by ciegetanks, Dec 10, 2019.
First I have heard that rendition.
Disagree somewhat. Players are run off, and players get career ending injuries, and players have to go back home because they are in love Emily Sue.
Everybody was playing by same rules.
Lastly, who the hell can not succeed with, in your statement, 35 players a year?
And you do know, as an independent back then, we could sign ANY number to ships we wanted. Really pissed off a lot of SEC coaches.
Simple. In the early to mid 60’s, the ACC in football was considered no better than the Ivy League.
Charlie, I wish to Heaven we could have kept Arthur Hansen.
Disagree about McKenna ( although will concede to your knowledge). I always thought he was more interested in preventing people from parking in front of the old AA than he was in fixing infrastructure problems.
But not sure.
This was straight from Curry's mouth on the History of the SEC documentary that aired this summer.
The Institute was fundamentally altered by the Hill. The admission standards and criteria along with the majors offered were changed to the detriment of not only the football program but legacy students and Georgia residents.
Yeah that runs completely counter to anything we've ever heard and quite frankly doesn't make any sense with the story that Bryant was the one that didn't show up.
GT was the one petitioning to rejoin. Sabotaging our own effort makes zero sense.
LOL! Agree about McKenna's VMI demeanor, but who else was there in the AA in our era other than O'Neill in the AA? McKenna was the only Asst AD - something unheard of today with the bloated, self-licking ice cream cone administrations. Since Dodd usually disappeared after lunch to go play tennis with Bitsy Grant, somebody had to mind the store.
And you're spot on about Art Hansen.... just look at what he built at Texas A&M (after his Purdue tour), turning that single university campus into a statewide system of campuses. He is pretty revered in College Station and those parts.