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This is the grave of Dick MacPherson. Born in 1930 in Old Town, Maine, MacPherson became a football player as a kid and played college ball at Springfield College in Massachusetts, a Division III school, where he played both center and linebacker. He started going into coaching by the late 1950s, first becoming a Graduate […]
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This is the grave of Frank Broyles. Born in 1924 in Decatur, Georgia, Broyles was a football guy with football brain. It was his whole life. He went to Georgia Tech, where he played quarterback from 1944 to 1946. He was the starting QB for the Yellow Jackets in the 1945 Orange Bowl, where he […]

Bowden

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On August 8, 2021

Bobby Bowden is dead. The winningest coach in elite college football history not to knowingly keep on his defensive coordinator after he discovered said coordinator was raping small boys in the locker

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NCAA Conference Realignment

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On July 28, 2021
College sports–by which we truly mean college football and sort of men’s college basketball, as nothing else really matters to what I am about to say–is undergoing revolutionary change. As always, despite the laughable words about “student-athletes,” it’s cash, cash, cash. Texas and Oklahoma are seeking to leave the Big XII for the SEC, in […]

The Eyes of Texas

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On March 15, 2021

Following what has been going on with the University of Texas football team and its theme song “The Eyes of Texas” has been a remarkable window into the worst of college football. Universi

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This is the grave of Darrell Royal. Born in 1924 in Hollis, Oklahoma, Royal grew up with football in his blood. In 1942, he joined the Army Air Corps and played football there. In 1945, there were college football scouts looking for talent among soldiers and he was recruited from the Air Corps to the […]

Keith Jackson, RIP

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On January 15, 2018

There aren’t that many great broadcasters. Most are poor to middling. Dick Enberg was one of the few great ones who define my life of watching sports. So was Keith Jackson, who I especially trea

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