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tbabino
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Member since Aug 2014
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Signing Day Bash story from days of yore...

I believe it was 1997. I attended the LSU Signing Day Bash, and Jerry Dinardo was just casually roaming the room, with 2 cell phones going full blast. There was an unoccupied folding chair directly beside me...and I could not believe it, but he sat right beside me. I asked him "Coach, how's it going?"...he had one cell ring at that moment, and he politely pointed at the phone....I was stone cold silent. He put his hand to his forehead, rubbed it, and hung up. He then said "We just lost Travis Minor."


SallyWheeler
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Legit cool story.


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CBandits82
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Member since May 2012
47555 posts

I really miss the bash.


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Honest Tune
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Louisiana
Member since Dec 2011
9345 posts

Cool story, but I didn't realize we were even a longshot for Minor.


michael corleone
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baton rouge
Member since Jun 2005
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They made an announcement that he was on the phone with Travis. The entire field house exploded into the “LSU” chant. Thought for sure that would flip him, but it didn’t.


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TheHarahanian
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Duh
Member since May 2017
17768 posts


I was there. The bash was always fun.


nicholastiger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
30207 posts

Faulk better than Minor


OGTiger
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Louisiana
Member since Jul 2005
1734 posts

I was there as well along with a couple of friends. I remember watching VHS highlight tape on tube televisions that were sitting on metal folding chairs. I think there were only (2) tvs. Dinardo walking around the room like any other fan. Haha! Had jambalaya for lunch. Oh, and based on highlight film alone, we all thought Thomas Dunson was the next Mike Singletary.


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MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
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Faulk better than Minor


is anyone claiming otherwise? Minor was a freshman when Faulk was a senior so clearly he would've been a good get for us.


bigberg2000
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houston, from chalmette
Member since Sep 2005
67156 posts

I started going in 2000 when it was in the atrium downtown. I was only 20 but they gave me an arm band anyway. God damn we pounded some beers those first few years. I went every year until it moved to the casino. Actually I went the first year it was there but I just gambled until a buddy came down with an extra ticket and went up to listen to Les speak.


headboard banger
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Dark side of the Moon
Member since Jan 2005
2811 posts

First bash. The honey buns. There were so many left over I took a few home.


#1TigerFan
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So many honey buns on the table in front of Hanigriff that he got the nickname Honey Bun that year


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Rouge
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Minor was a freshman when Faulk was a senior so clearly he would've been a good get for us.
minor was a frosh when faulk was a junior

Faulk was class of 95

Minor was 97 with applewhite, Cecil Collins, Tommy banks, etc.


610man
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Louisiana
Member since Jun 2005
6010 posts

Met Buddy Songy one year, top that shit


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montana
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Member since Dec 2008
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Another story about the Travis Minor recruitment.

DiNardo sat in the family’s living room. On the coffee table was a camera. Gerry asked Travis if he enjoyed photography, and he replied “No, the camera is on the table because Bobby Bowden visited last night, and my family wanted to take pictures with him”.

DiNardo knew he lost Travis Minor when no one asked him to take pictures with his family.


Dead End
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
21237 posts

Bash was GOAT. I hate that it sucks now. I still have shirts from a few.


Lsutigerturner
Member since Dec 2016
4787 posts

I went to two with my dad n grandfather when i was 15&16yo? Skipped school!!! So fun i think it was Clayton Spears and green? Class idk
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RileyTime
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Fuquay-Varina, NC
Member since Oct 2008
6676 posts

quote:


Faulk better than Minor



To this day, Travis Minor is the best high school running back I have ever seen.

He was so good I vividly still remember him even tho I was only 10-12 years old when he pummeled St Amant every time he played us.


Rouge
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Public Enemy #1
Member since Oct 2004
134977 posts

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Travis Minor is the best high school running back I have ever seen.


And he wasn't even the best running back in the state that year

That honor goes to his future Florida State teammate, Javon Walker.
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RileyTime
LSU Fan
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Member since Oct 2008
6676 posts

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And he wasn't even the best running back in the state that year


Then I guess I never saw that guy play haha. Just saying physically saw with my own eyes.


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