Got my rear kicked at least six or seven times by this guy. First college game I ever broke into the starting lineup (at center..WTH? You want me to play where?) was against the Bearcats–1993. We got busted up, to be sure; was always that way when we traveled to Lebanon, Ill. They were running a sideline break in those days. Only beat Statham & co. once as a player. Took ’em down at home during my junior season when they were rated #17 nationally. Vivid for lots of good reasons; nostalgia added now that
he won praise on Sportscenter this week for being winningest coach. Just glad to
Always more to say, but I’m writing my bleary head off this week.