29
Dec
08

if you are into ruined careers…

The 1978 Gator Bowl between Clemson and Ohio State will be replayed on ESPN Classic at 3pm EST.
Woody Hayes with a haymaker on a Clemson player. Career over.

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7 Responses to “if you are into ruined careers…”


  1. 1 cousinwalter
    December 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Yeah, I watched that today. I also watched the reshowing of the 1989 Holiday Bowl Broadcast Penn State vs BYU- with Tim Brando with the play-by-play and with the Color known other than Vince Dooley

  2. 2 cousinwalter
    December 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    none other than Vince Dooley” sorry about that

  3. 3 bulldoginexile
    December 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Coach Dooley? I didn’t remember that. I wish I’d left that on.

  4. 4 cousinwalter
    December 30, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I got the impression during the game’s sign off by Tim Brando that 1989 was the only year he did it- the typical “It was an honor to work with legend like you” type stuff.

    He was actually pretty good. Just because you are a college football legend does not mean that you are a guaranteed to be a good broadcaster and he was. When exactly did he become Athletic Director?

    It was weird how young Joe Paterno looked. It was a pretty good game to watch. I had a childhood friend whose family attended the game. San Diego would be a cool road trip.

    How old was Danny Ford when he coached that Gator Bowl against the Buckeyes? He didn’t even look 40!

  5. 5 bulldoginexile
    December 31, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Dooley became AD in the early 80’s. I am guessing Danny was about 45. That was his second season (I think) and he still isn’t that old.
    Just listen to Bill Curry to prove your coach=good broadcaster point.

  6. 6 cousinwalter
    January 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Maybe Dooley just didn’t like it. He sounded all right on the broadcast though; a natural even. ESPN had Phillip Fulmer on there post game special tonight. A usually chatty Fulmer was kind of quiet almost like he didn’t know when to interject or like he was waiting his turn too much; also seem to have a problem looking into the camera. It was kind of a surprise that Fulmer was not a natural at it. He always seemed so comfortable in interviews. I understand ESPN has hired Tommy Bowden and are likely to hire Tuberville next season.

    Dooley must have taken over as AD in 1990.

  7. 7 cousinwalter
    January 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Dooley became AD when Joel Eaves retired. 1980 or 1981?


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