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km
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re: Just met Jerry Stovall

I was a scout team RB when he was the RBs coach under Cholly Mac. He treated me with as much respect and same attitude as he had with the All American and All SEC backs, (Alexander/Brad Davis). One heck of an individual. One day, a hot shot back from Texas gave him some shite and he immediately challenged him to go into the padded workout room and man up. The hot shot declined.


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Lonnie4LSU
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Archer-Dinardo-Hallman fiasco is on the LSU BOS and Joe Dean, not Brodhead


Bob did some good things at LSU, but they were far over shadowed by his anything goes approach to getting what he wanted.

Arnsparger coached LSU in his final season with the Fla. AD job in his back pocket.imo

Jeez, what a clusterfrick most of 80-94 was for LSU football.

Jerry is a great guy.



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DaBike
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Katy, Tx
Member since Jan 2008
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He is the most humble, nice, down to earth guy. If you ever get a chance to meet him, jump on it.


Not the Jerry I know


secman12
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Lake Charles
Member since Apr 2011
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Not the Jerry I know

come on, what have you got? The guy is alomst 100% well thought of by those who have met him, if you have something to add, have the guts to say it






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Rock O Gbralta
LSU Fan
North of Albany
Member since Dec 2011
81 posts

re: Just met Jerry Stovall
One of my 1st football memories is seeing him play in Tulane stadium on the freshman team around 1959. Still my all time favorite Tiger and as fine a person as there is.


Cincinnati Bowtie
San Jose State Fan
Sparta
Member since May 2008
7036 posts

re: Just met Jerry Stovall
People forget that he had to Coach with a Staff he did not select. When he had chances to pick Asst's he brought in Mack Brown and Pete Jenkins, two of the greatest Asst's ever at LSU.


DandyD
LSU Fan
Pensacola, Fl
Member since Jan 2005
1242 posts

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Jerry is a nice and fine Christian man. He had never been a coach when he came to LSU. Certainly had a lot to learn becoming a HC. In time, he would have done the job. He was more like Dietzel and nothing like Mac. Bill was my coach...knew the game from top to bottom.


Deke
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Member since Jan 2004
559 posts

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I agree 100%. Jerry could have saved his job had he not redshirted all of the studs in his last recruiting class. Arnsparger was a great coach but he had a championship caliber team handed to him on a silver platter.


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Tigris
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Walmart Parking Lot
Member since Jul 2005
6542 posts

re: Just met Jerry Stovall
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He is the most humble, nice, down to earth guy. If you ever get a chance to meet him, jump on it.


I helped out with a 10K run a while back and ended up working with Jerry Stovall for most of it. It took a while before I realized who he was. He's one of the good guys for sure.


LagdonCG
Member since Jul 2010
915 posts

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Being a nice guy and a great HC are not necessarily compatible.

Stovall is a prince of a guy but really knew very little about coaching. He is the only person who won the Walter Camp Coach of the year and was fired the next year.

Stovall lost his team and his coaches and his job. Bob Broadhead had no choice.

Stovall never coached again.


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daytontiger
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Dayton, OH
Member since Dec 2012
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When I graduated West Monroe HS in 1954, Jerry was the star of the 8th grade team. Close friend played on the team with him and said Jerry did not have great eyesight wearing thick glasses. He simply ran over people ala Jim Taylor. One of WMHS' greatest athletes of all time and they've had many.


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DallasTiger
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THE Capital City
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Stovall may have been a loyal Tiger, but he was no great coach...his last year at LSU, we failed to win one SEC game...that's why he was fired! His players quit and that's a fact. Arnsparger came in and won the SEC, with the same players. Jerry was good at raising funds, but he was not equipped to head an SEC Program, good recruiter or not!!




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