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LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
I like this team - Cholly Mac's last team. David Woodley at QB, Hokie Gajan at RB, Carlos Carson, Orlando McDaniel and Tracy Porter at WRs. Woodley alternated with (current TEs coach) Steve Ensminger. I need to find and watch the LSU v USC game that year. That was a tough schedule that year. It's too bad the team didn't get a better bowl.
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Funny I was thinking about this game after watching the Bo Rein documentary. This was perhaps my first "fan" memory of LSU football. I was 9 and spent the night with a friend and we watched the game on a 12 inch black and white tv. It was on Mizzou network. Back then a televised game was kinda a big deal.


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I was at the game that night, stayed in Orlando for 9 days on the trip.

I talked with Jude just before the team went to see Cuba.


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Woodley was outstanding in the first half. He was in on three drives and LSU scored 3 TDs. He was running and passing well.

Edit - I spoke too soon - Woodley was in on 4 drives and went 3 TDs and 1 FG. It was one of those times the team should have left the hot QB in the game and Ensminger went scoreless.
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tigerburningbright75
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
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I like this team - Cholly Mac's last team. David Woodley at QB, Hokie Gajan at RB, Carlos Carson, Orlando McDaniel and Tracy Porter at WRs. Woodley alternated with (current TEs coach) Steve Ensminger. I need to find and watch the LSU v USC game that year. That was a tough schedule that year. It's too bad the team didn't get a better bowl.
I did too. They only went 7-5 but they were probably a better team than the two previous teams ('77&'78) that went 8-4. They lost some tough games to some tough teams....USC,Florida St., Alabama.


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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
The defense was pretty solid, too, especially the secondary. James Britt, Willie Teal, Marcus Quinn.


tarzana
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
They had the potential for greatness but the really brutal schedule took its toll

The loss at Georgia that year kept them out of a bigger bowl. Georgia was not that good, but LSU inexplicably stunk up the field, after starting the season with 4 excellent efforts


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tigger1
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Great depth on the 1979 team.

5 QB's went on to play pro ball between the USFL, NFL and Canadian football.

Had Jesse not gotten hurt, no telling how good he would have been.


geauxpurple
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
I was there.


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ScubaTiger
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
Didn't that secondary call themselves The Soul Patrol?


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tigger1
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The defense was pretty solid, too, especially the secondary. James Britt, Willie Teal, Marcus Quinn.



Yes they were called the Soul Patrol.

James Britt, Willie Teal, Marcus Quinn and Chris Williams(who should have been an All American).

Chris made the 1 handed interception with USC's All American Kevin Williams all over him, in the south end zone in 79.


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LSUFanMizeWay
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
Cholly Mac's last game at LSU


cypresstiger
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
That was a weird year for LSU football. One of the greatest games in Tiger history, even tho a loss, and the long-time coach dumped in the end.


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What most people do not remember about the USC game:

The crowd stayed well after the game was over and Charlie bought the team back out on the field for a standing ovation.

The USC-LSU game is the first game broadcast by ESPN, you can see the ESPN banners on the replay.

As I posted before ESPN had a broadcast crew, USC did as well as LSU (if I remember correct Jimmy Taylor was one of our crew). I have a copy of the epsn and USC broadcast but still none of the LSU one, a friend says he has it on beta still somewhere.


2geaux
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
My freshman year. A very exciting season. My first real exposure to LSU football. Instant fan! USC game was incredible.


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Cincinnati Bowtie
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That 79 season was incredible. Played #1 Twice and lost both by a total of 8 points combined.
Lost to FSU by 5, but the biggest thing about that game is, if we had won, Bobby Bowden would've taken the LSU job in 1980. (Dietzel had already offered it to him) FSU's win that day convinced him that he could win big at FSU.


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Looks exactly like Les Miles offense. pitch to the left on 1st ,run to the right on 2nd and 8 and incomplete on 3rd and eight. Funny how offenses never change in close to 40 years. Maybe some day they will have 5wr sets , TE's that catch the ball and teams actually throw on first down.
I kid, i kid cant wait to see something different this year
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clamdip
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
I was 10. I'm pretty sure this was the first televised LSU game I ever saw. Yes, Mizzou network...good memory!


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tigahlovah
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
I think it was actually mizlou but close enough.


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timlan2057
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re: LSU v. Wake Forest 1979 Tangerine Bowl
This was John Ed Bradley'a senior year. Not a full season chronicle, but good lead up to the USC game in his book It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium.


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