Posted by
Message
610man
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jun 2005
4519 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
Yep, listened on the radio, never forget this night.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Big EZ Tiger
Member since Jul 2010
17010 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
quote:

pretty sure it was a Dinardo thing that he said at his introductory press conference.

Yeah, DiNardo went on a "Bring Back the Magic" speaking tour in Louisiana with fans and that was his line with Louisiana recruits too. I believe he said he was familiar with the mystique of Tiger Stadium on Saturday nights, Billy Cannon, etc., when he was younger and he said he wanted to bring that excitement back.

Although he squandered it by being too stubborn, he definitely brought the magic back with the 95 Auburn and 97 UF wins (along with the bowl games and wins). That was a special moment in time because the fan base was so hungry for success.


LSUMJ
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Sep 2004
18399 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
ive said before post game on North stadium leaving the stadium was like mardi gras

minus the boobs.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
Epaminondas
LSU Fan
The Boot
Member since Jul 2020
280 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
It was Dinardo. Here's a pretty good article.

Bring Back the Magic - What If I Told You LSU Used to be Terrible

Also from that article.
quote:

LSU's program was at such a point that students camped out to buy tickets to the Independence Bowl (where LSU would beat a Spary team coached by Nick Saban). Yes, we were so starved for a winner that we slept outside in order to buy tickets to a meaningless game in Shreveport.
Me.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
Im4LSUnTN
LSU Fan
Brentwood, TN
Member since Jul 2015
486 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
Speaking of in state recruiting improvement, DiNardo recruited the 4 cornerstones to “bring back the magic”...1) Kevin Faulk (RB) with electric shake and bake 2) Eddie Kennison (WR) with electric speed, 3) Booger McFarland (DT) an interior force on D, and 4) now I’m forgetting the name of the crazy athletic OL man who was inducted into the HOF with the Pittsburgh Steelers (Having a SR moment).


Epaminondas
LSU Fan
The Boot
Member since Jul 2020
280 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
Alen Faneca.

ETA: I think Faneca started at LSU before Dinardo was hired.
This post was edited on 9/16 at 10:20 am


austintexastiger
LSU Fan
Austin, Texas
Member since Aug 2006
1676 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
The quality of this video was better before You Tube sold out to Google. You Tube used to have a Video Manager feature that had a Video Enhancement part that worked beautifully. When Google took over You Tube, not only was this feature removed but the quality of the videos went back to their original form for some reason.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
ATLTiger
#TreyBiletnikoffs
Member since Sep 2003
40835 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
Kennison and Faneca were Curley recruits


Ace Midnight
LSU Fan
Between sanity and madness
Member since Dec 2006
76574 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
I can remember how the air smelled in the stadium. Last game I attended with my father.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
LSUFM
LSU Fan
Flower Mound, TX
Member since Oct 2018
276 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
quote:

Kennison and Faneca were Curley recruits


Yep. You can go to the www.lsusports.com website and the signings page for football. It goes all the way back to at least the 80’s.

BTW, he also started the tradition of the “signing day bash.”


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
LSUFM
LSU Fan
Flower Mound, TX
Member since Oct 2018
276 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
I moved to Baton Rouge and became a cop that year. I worked the games, usually around the student section. The next year, I got season tickets and had them until I moved from BR. I even went to the signing day bashes.
Basically went from being a fan to a groupie. :lol:


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
LSUPHILLY72
Member since Aug 2010
4931 posts
 Online 

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
quote:

I've gotten about 10 different answers to where exactly "bring back the magic" came from.


I know the answer because I asked Dinardo myself a few years ago when he came over and hung out one night in Destin.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
LSU2019
LSU Fan
Encino
Member since Sep 2020
112 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
Getting Faulk to stay home changed everything. FSU had already come into Baton Rouge to get Warrick Dunn, then did it again with Travis Minor. I want to say Nebraska was another one setting up camp here. Gerry at least stopped the bleeding.


LSUPHILLY72
Member since Aug 2010
4931 posts
 Online 

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
quote:

pretty sure it was a Dinardo thing that he said at his introductory press conference.


This is part of the answer.

It goes back to 1971 when Notre Dame in Tiger Stadium. Dinardo was a freshman and did not make the trip (he may have been injured). When the team got back from Baton Rouge all they could talk about was the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium.

In his introductory press conference talked about that and said, "We need to 'Bring Back the Magic."

LSU PR, after the press conference, came up with the idea of going back to the white jersey's at home and linked that to Dinardo's qoute about "Bringing back the magic."

it worked.


LSUfan00
Member since Sep 2016
300 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
The celebration swag of everyone involved was so terrible


Maximus
Florida A&M Fan
Member since Feb 2004
78476 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
quote:

Alen Faneca.

ETA: I think Faneca started at LSU before Dinardo was hired


He also graduated high school in Texas
This post was edited on 9/16 at 11:30 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
tigahlovah
LSU Fan
virginia beach, va
Member since Oct 2009
1462 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
Tennessee used to come down to Louisiana in those days and pillage us in recruiting also.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
I-59 Tiger
LSU Fan
Vestavia Hills, AL
Member since Sep 2003
32653 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
quote:

The celebration swag of everyone involved was so terrible


What does this mean in English?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
St Jean The Baptiste
Houston Astros Fan
Laredo, TX
Member since Aug 2015
2385 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
Can you believe this game wasn’t televised, not even regionally?

TigerVision didn’t even carry it. If you lived in Alabama, you could order the game on a pay-per-view basis via the Auburn Network.

The guy who did the play-by-play on the Auburn Network telecast is now the voice of the Auburn Radio Network.

The game only took 2.5 hours.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
ehidal1
Houston Astros Fan
Chief Boot Knocka
Member since Dec 2007
31088 posts

re: 25 years ago tonight Gerry DiNardo "Brought back the Magic"
What an awesome night in TS


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
first pageprev pagePage 2 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram