Three coaches and 14 players were elected to the College Football Hall of Fame today and three of them have connections to schools now in the SEC:
Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer – who posted a 152-52 record at his alma mater before being forced out — joins a host of Vols already in Hall, including ex-UT coaches Robert Neyland and Doug Dickey.
Former Texas A&M coach RC Slocum — who posted a 123-47-2 record before being forced out – says his election is “validation of the players, the assistant coaches and the entire staffs I was so fortunate to work with here at Texas A&M.”
The election of former LSU tailback Charles Alexander — a two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist — “is an important recognition for one of the legendary figures in LSU athletics history,” according to Tiger AD Joe Alleva.
Congratulations to all three men. You don’t get much higher honors than being voted into your sport’s hall of fame.