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West joins Alota in revered San Diego club

West joins Alota in revered San Diego club

By TOM SHANAHAN San Diego high school football’s vast talent pool has formed over the years select clubs at the next levels. The four Heisman Trophy winners have been the most recognized, Marcus Allen, Lincoln and USC; the late Rashaan Salaam, La Jolla Country Day and Colorado;...

Part III of Dierdorf interview is on Brady Hoke

Part III of Dierdorf interview is on Brady Hoke

Dan Dierdorf agreed to an interview to discuss Don Coryell and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle knows so much football, I brought up another coach in addition to Coryell and Michigan State's Duffy Daugherty....

Dan Dierdorf on Coryell and the Hall of Fame

Dan Dierdorf on Coryell and the Hall of Fame

The NFL largely remembers Don Coryell for his dynamic Air Coryell teams in San Diego. Dan Dierdorf begs to differ. “We saw him first in St. Louis,” said Dierdorf. Coryell’s innovative passing game with the old St. Louis Cardinals was sandwiched between equally novel periods...

Dan Fouts on Don Coryell and Hall of Fame

Dan Fouts on Don Coryell and Hall of Fame

John Madden, Joe Gibbs and Dan Fouts sat together as Don Coryell disciples for their mentor’s 2010 memorial on San Diego State’s campus. They shared the same thoughts delivering eulogies, but Fouts admits Madden said it best. “All three of us are in all Hall of the Fame because...

Air Coryell influence on Pro Bowlers

Air Coryell influence on Pro Bowlers

Before Fred Dryer played the TV detective "Hunter," he was a 12-year NFL veteran and All-American defensive end for Don Coryell at San Diego State.“Hunter” had a detective hunch about Coryell’s Pro Bowl influence on his Chargers and Cardinals players. Dryer believed comparing a...

Building a fence not as easy as it sounds

Building a fence not as easy as it sounds

Dave Doeren made building a fence a priority upon his North Carolina State arrival five years ago. That effort to fence-in his new state’s growing population and corresponding talent base is holding its ground.Click here for AllSportsDiscussion.com link Doeren this weekend...

SDSU trip to Alabama marks lifetime journey

SDSU trip to Alabama marks lifetime journey

I'm re-posting my story from last year when Tom Ables traveled to the San Diego State-South Alabama game and visited the USS Alabama that served on before attending San Diego State in 1946. Tom passed away on Oct. 17, 2017 at age 91. He had attended his 788th game two before he...

College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring

My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring

La’Roi Glover began his playing days as a San Diego third-generation football star. And then just like his grandfather John Glover and father Lawrence Glover, he transitioned into a third-generation San Diego football mentorGlover played 13 NFL seasons until 2008 and was...

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

What delicious irony if Don Coryell were to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. We’ll know soon if he earns his place when the voters gather on Saturday in Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI.The Los Angeles Chargers abandoned their San Diego home of 56...