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LSUFAN2
Tennessee
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
That is the year I became a Tiger! RIP Mr. Russell. May God bless you and your family.


brewhan davey
USA Fan
Audubon Place
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
RIP

On another note, something else in your post piqued my interest:

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He played on one of the Tigers best teams in 1969, losing once and not going to a bowl because ND ended a bowl boycott that season.


Wow, that is some high-level BS.

LSU finished the season 9-1 (4-1). Their only loss was to Ole Miss, 26-23. Yet Tennessee was declared SEC champion after a 9-1 (5-1) season, and their only loss was also to Ole Miss, 38-0. I guess Tennessee got the nod because they had an extra SEC game on the schedule? Odd scheduling to say the least.

Nevertheless, there were 11 bowl games that year: Cotton, Sugar, Rose, Orange, Sun, Gator, Tangerine, Astro-Bluebonnet, Liberty, Peach, and Pasedena. Despite LSU finishing as runner-up in the SEC, they were not selected for any of the 11 bowl games.

Meanwhile, six (6) other SEC teams were selected:

1st place Tennessee was selected to play in the Gator Bowl.

3rd place Auburn 8-2 (5-2) was selected to play in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

4th place Florida 8-1-1 (3-1-1) was also selected to play in the Gator Bowl.

5th place Ole Miss 7-3 (4-2) was selected to play in the Sugar Bowl.

6th place Georgia 5-4-1 (2-3-1) was selected to play in the Sun Bowl.

And, of course... 8th place Alabama 6-4 (2-4) was selected to play in the Liberty Bowl.

That is remarkable.


airbag29
LSU Fan
Covington
Member since Apr 2004
75 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
When they didn't get into the Cotton Bowl to play undefeated Texas, the team voted to not go to a bowl game as they didn't want to play in a minor bowl. I still have the trophy they got made that says they got "screwed" with a screw on the plaque!
This post was edited on 4/25 at 9:40 pm


brewhan davey
USA Fan
Audubon Place
Member since Sep 2010
27909 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
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When they didn't get into the Cotton Bowl to play undefeated Texas, the team voted to not go to a bowl game as they didn't want to play in a minor bowl.


I did not know this. That makes more sense than them getting slighted. Thanks for clarifying.


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PUB
New Orleans
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
God Bless


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p&g
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BATON ROUGE
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
Thanks for sharing.


Sorry you lost your dad.


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airbag29
LSU Fan
Covington
Member since Apr 2004
75 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Services set for Friday at 1 pm at First Baptist Church in Denham Springs.


alterego55
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Apr 2016
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
still have the screwed trophy also?


Rohan Gravy
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New Orleans
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
RIP Mr. Russell
Go Tigers!


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RedPop4
USA Fan
Santiago de Compostela
Member since Jan 2005
11578 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord.....I wish condolences and consolation to you, Mr. Russell.


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airbag29
LSU Fan
Covington
Member since Apr 2004
75 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Yep!!


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doubleb
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
As a freshman in 1969 I can attest to the fact that your dad was on a very good team. They beat Bama in TS that year and it was thirty years before we did it again.

I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family are at peace knowing your dad is with his Heavenly Father.


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Miketheseventh
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Member since Dec 2017
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
Sorry to here. Prayers for you and your family


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clamdip
LSU Fan
Rocky Mountain High
Member since Sep 2004
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
quote:

That is the year I became a Tiger!
Same. Aka, the year of my birth. ;-)


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Arbengal
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2008
1383 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
May God bless your family at this difficult time. I can remember your father playing during that time and he was fantastic! Great player!!


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tigernnola
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NOLA
Member since Sep 2016
2095 posts

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Thoughts & prayers.


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kncstrand
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Houston, Tx
Member since Oct 2011
304 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Sorry for you and your family’s loss. RIP Mr. Russell.


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Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
49649 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Very sorry to hear about your dad...I know you'll miss him a lot. You and your family will be in my prayers.

RIP, Mr Russell...


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lovinLSU
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lafayette
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10352 posts

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So sorry for your loss,,,sending prayers to you and your family...may he RIP...


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TigerLunatik
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jan 2005
44669 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Thanks for sharing. Sounds like the man had a great life and was a great Tiger.


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