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Timing right to reexamine Bear Bryant folkore

Timing right to reexamine Bear Bryant folkore

PART VIParts I, II, III, IV and V links at the bottom.Podcast on the impact on Michigan State's Underground Railroad and the southern Black high school coaches that laid the tracks* * * “Although no one in the documentary says it, there seems to be a feeling that Southern...

Saban titles challenge wrong Alabama legacy

Saban titles challenge wrong Alabama legacy

By TOM SHANAHAN Everybody loved the late Bum Phillips -- a Hall-of-Fame quipster and folksy NFL head coach with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Here’s quintessential Phillips, enshrined in college football lore, explaining Alabama legend Paul “Bear” Bryant’s coaching...

ACC expected to rescue Notre Dame again

ACC expected to rescue Notre Dame again

By TOM SHANAHANNotre Dame football may soon request the Atlantic Coast Conference throw it another lifeline.The Irish treasure their independence in football, and to preserve it they have been previously forced to survive ramifications of conference expansion and post-season...

Steele and his place among 1960s trailblazers

Steele and his place among 1960s trailblazers

No singular figure or moment represents the integration of college football, but Jerry LeVias stands out for encompassing so much history in a tumultuous fight for equal opportunity – at least on the playing field. His story also is unique for crossing paths with influential...

LeVias and McClain integrated SEC end zones

LeVias and McClain integrated SEC end zones

No singular figure or moment represents the integration of college football, but Jerry LeVias stands out for encompassing so much history in a tumultuous fight for equal opportunity – at least on the playing field. His story also is unique for crossing paths with influential...

ESPN credits Duffy and Underground Railroad

ESPN credits Duffy and Underground Railroad

#DUFFY Forty-four Michigan State Underground Railroad facts--- Why do I write so much debunking the myths and fiction surrounding Bear Bryant and the 1970 USC-Alabam game? The answer is simple: History has failed to properly credit College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy...

Bryant myth overlooked Greg Pruitt and more

Bryant myth overlooked Greg Pruitt and more

#DUFFY Forty-four Michigan State Underground Railroad facts--- Why do I write so much debunking the myths and fiction surrounding Bear Bryant and the 1970 USC-Alabam game? The answer is simple: History has failed to properly credit College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy...

Highly touted QBs overlooking Duke guru

Highly touted QBs overlooking Duke guru

Jack Sears seemed to answer a perplexing Duke recruiting question two years ago. Prior to the 4-star quarterback committing to the Blue Devils, you had to wonder why more highly touted QBs don’t clamor to play for David Cutcliffe? After all, the Blue Devils’ head coach is...

History Loyola and Michigan State share

History Loyola and Michigan State share

-- Why do I write so much debunking the myths and fiction surrounding Bear Bryant and the 1970 USC-Alabama game? The answer is simple: History has failed to properly credit College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy Daugherty and his Underground Railroad teams for pioneering...

Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

The No. 13-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish continued to force their way into the College Football Playoff conversation.The Irish (6-1) routed the No. 11 USC Trojans (6-2) Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium, 49-14. It was Notre Dame’s fifth straight win...