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FIGHTING TIGERS, 1893-1993: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LSU FOOTBALL

Finney, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0807118788 / ISBN 13: 9780807118788
Published by Louisiana State Univ Pr, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: FIGHTING TIGERS, 1893-1993: ONE HUNDRED ...

Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+

Edition: 1st Edition.

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On a cold and cloudy day in November, 1893, the LSU Tigers football squad took the field for its first game. Relying heavily on the "turtle back" and "flying wedge," the fledgling team weathered a grueling ninety-minute struggle against intrastate rival Tulane. That day marked the beginning of one of the grandest traditions in all of intercollegiate athletics, a tradition that is now one hundred years old. In this exhaustive history of Tiger football, veteran sports columnist and editor Peter Finney brings the story up to date, with LSU's football fortunes (and misfortunes) since 1980. Here, in almost game-by-game detail, are accounts of the coaching tenures of Jerry Stovall, who was brought on in 1980 after the newly hired Bo Rein's tragic and mysterious death in a plane crash; Bill Arnsparger, who led the Tigers to the SEC championship in 1986; Mike Archer, who despite early success resigned in 1991, following two successive losing seasons; and Curley Hallman, the current coach. Finney recounts the impressive exploits of such standout players of the recent past as Jeff Wickersham, Dalton Hilliard, Wendell Davis, and Tommy Hodson. He also describes the pressures that led to the replacement of Paul Dietzel by Bob Brodhead as athletic director, Brodhead's subsequent dismissal in the middle of the 1986 season, and the appointment of the current AD, Joe Dean. Finney has retained the well-loved anecdotes of the previous editions, such as those about Huey Long, whose enthusiasm for the Tigers was so intense that he stalked the sidelines, marched at the head of parades, and even invited some players to live at the Governor's Mansion, there to be fed a steady diet of sour milk, cornbread, and turnip greens. He also recounts the thrilling bowl teams of the 1930s, the Cinderella team of 1949, and Paul Dietzel's National Championship team of 1958.

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