Chasing the Tiger

It is Saturday, November 17th, 2018 and on a beautiful, crisp day in Auburn, AL there is another football game.  This week in the SEC, many of the teams have taken a break from the difficult league schedule, and are playing weaker competition.  For Auburn, they are no exception, as they are competing with Liberty University who they pummel in a 53-0 win.  It is like a preparation week for the biggest game of the year, Auburn at Alabama—“The Iron Bowl”.

Though the contest is not a big game, it is a “big day”.  It is Senior Day at Auburn.  All seniors will be honored, and included in that will be the team walk-ons. This is a day …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: A PARENTS PERSPECTIVE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: A PARENTS PERSPECTIVE

By

Peter M. Wehry

 

In 1988, FSU was facing Clemson on the road, and faced a 4th down and 4 yards on their own 21, with a minute and half left in the contest. This led to one of the most famous plays in college football—“The Puntrooskie”. Many remember Leroy Butler rumbling the 75 yards to the four-yard line, but many don’t know the up back was one Dayne Williams. It was Williams who took the snap and snuck the ball under the legs of Butler. Almost 28 years later, Clemson and Dayne Williams have more in common than that play—on this night his son Garrett begins his sophomore season as a Clemson …