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sertorius
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Found this about Doc Fenton

No doubt most of you know all this, but found it funny.

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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
Glad to see this wasn't about the poster Doc Fenton.

Nice story.


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3xlsugrad
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No mention of the greatest Tiger of all time? RS10?



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Jim Rockford
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
How many stars did he have?


tigerpimpbot
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
quote:

When Coach Wingard asked Fenton about moving from end to quarterback for the '08 season, Doc resisted at first, but relented when Wingard handed him $70 to "go downtown and buy some clothes."





TiGeRTeRRoR
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
Clearly, we are the 1908 national champs.


Papa Tigah
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
Great read


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ElderTiger
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
quote:

Clearly, we are the 1908 national champs.


Agree - we need to raise a flag in honor.


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HeadSlash
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Did the compliance office self report this violation?


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crazyLSUfan
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
Such am awesome article. Would love to see film on this team.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
quote:

Clearly, we are the 1908 national champs.


There have been some threads about this from time to time.. Apparently our schedule was very weak compared to some of the other powerhouses, which is why we don't claim a championship.


tigger1
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
The player who was being paid to sing was Martin "Mike" Lally, he was charged with being a profession, and banned by S.I.A.A. But when it came time to vote the ban in Jan 1910 at the S.I.A.A. meeting it was turned down, because near every player in the S.I.A.A. was making $10.50 a week in the off season to play baseball.

Lally was making money to sing at $10.00 a week, the person he got to replace him also wanted the money to pay for the music sheets, so the check in question is a little over 10.00, but under $10.50. Lally would play for a baseball team the rest of the summer, the team was not a professional team and he was charged with being on a professional team also.

It is my understanding Wingard bought Doc the cloths around March 1909 just before he was forced out of LSU, that is per Pete's early articles on the story.

Coach Wingard was banned by the S.I.A.A. for a few things, but not paying the players at LSU, mostly for things that happened at Pittsburg and at the Ohio team he coached (which in it self is a simi funny story).

Doc Fenton would go on to coach a small Louisiana team and played in what was called at the time the best game played in Louisiana; when the LSU alum with Mayhew and McDonald played the Harvard and Yale All Star team to a 0-0 tie in New Orleans in 1910.
This post was edited on 1/29 at 5:55 am


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TigerJeff
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re: Found this about Doc Fenton
ah yes, the 1908 LSU Fightin' Tiger gridiron greats -- the first of the school's 127 national championships!


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