"The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

The Ols

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

Sorry, but this is what came to mind:SINGER: on TideFans.com:

George: I like sports. I could do something in sports.

Jerry: Uh-huh. Uh-huh. In what capacity?
George: You know, like the general manager of a baseball team or something.
Jerry: Yeah. Well, that - that could be tough to get.
George: Well, it doesn't even have to be the general manager. Maybe I could be like, an announcer. Like a colour man. You know how I always make those interesting comments during the game.
Jerry: Yeah. Yeah. You make good comments.
George: What about that?
Jerry: Well, they tend to give those jobs to ex-ballplayers and people that are, you know, in broadcasting.
George: Well, that's really not fair.

Why don't you write a book? Or become a sports announcer? You'd have to do radio though. ;)

Seriously, great job.
 

bama61

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

I figured as much looking at it. I also thought it was kind of weird that the AD fires Mac and then goes to MSU. Makes you wonder if he wasn't planning on bringing Mac to MSU.
Never thought about it, but that certainly seems to be a possibility, especially since, as you pointed out, Cholly Mc is still LSU's most winning coach. In point in fact, his biggest problem was his record against Bama (2-14) and Ole Miss (4-7-1), otherwise his record against the balance of the conference was pretty good (54-20-2).
 

NationalTitles17

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

Sorry, but this is what came to mind:SINGER: on TideFans.com:

George: I like sports. I could do something in sports.

Jerry: Uh-huh. Uh-huh. In what capacity?
George: You know, like the general manager of a baseball team or something.
Jerry: Yeah. Well, that - that could be tough to get.
George: Well, it doesn't even have to be the general manager. Maybe I could be like, an announcer. Like a colour man. You know how I always make those interesting comments during the game.
Jerry: Yeah. Yeah. You make good comments.
George: What about that?
Jerry: Well, they tend to give those jobs to ex-ballplayers and people that are, you know, in broadcasting.
George: Well, that's really not fair.
Bill is a walking encyclopedia. He'd do great as a sports writer, book or otherwise. He'd also add some interesting history from time to time. And I bet he'd be at least as good as Beth Mowen. :D No seriously, he'd be way better than her.
 

CB4

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

I remember listening to John Forney and Doug Layton that Saturday night game in Baton Rouge and how sloppy the weather was. I also remember how completely relieved I was when we got out of there with a 3-0 victory.

I also seem to remember that the Miami game the following week was a late afternoon/early evening game. IIRC they brought portable lights in for the game.
 
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TraskiTideFan

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

Thank you, Selma. That was a fun walk down the Fourth Grade road when we got our first faded Crimson Tide Alabama jackets as kids. Didn't realize how much that season was really on pins and needles with all the extenuating circumstances and backroom shenanigans of the AP and UPI voting groups.
 

Ole Man Dan

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

I love the trip back thru time.
Your Time Machine fills a void in the Off Season...
 

TiderJack

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

One thing that has not changed since 1979 is that Bama defenses are nasty!
 

Chipeace

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Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

My guess is that I am 10 years your senior.... but your analysis is solid...
 

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