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Fulmer, Slocum, Alexander Elected To Hall Of Fame From SEC Schools

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.

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Gators Set To Unveil Statues At Spring Game

At halftime of this year’s spring game, Florida officials will unveil three life-sized statues of the Gators’ Heisman Trophy winners: Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow.

The three statues — which will be installed on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — weigh a combined 17,000 pounds.  According to UF officials, all three honorees will have a level of participation in the event.  (Meaning Spurrier will probably send along a video message while Tebow and Wuerffel attend.)

We’ve got no problems with statues.  Tennessee added a statue of former coach Robert Neyland last fall.  And Alabama will add a state of Nick Saban at its spring game.  (In case you’re wondering, every Bama coach to win a national title gets a statue.)  We believe these monuments are a nice way to celebrate tradition.

Just as long as they don’t remind us of Dr. Zaius.

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Breathing Life into Bronze

Tennessee will unveil a 9-foot bronze statue of Gen. Robert Neyland on Friday afternoon. Meet the man who sculpted it.
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