Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bowden's Seminoles Spank WVU,33-21

January 2,2010

Congratulations to Head-Coach Bobby Bowden who's Florida State Seminoles pummeled the over-ranked and over hyped Mountaineers of West Virginia 33-21. Coach Bowden has had a great career as one the winning est coaches in all of college football and how fitting that coach Bowden could go with a big bang with a victory over West Virginia.
Did anyone notice how the little scat-back from West Virginia Noel Devine got caught behind from behind by a Florida State defender when Devine had a six yard straight lead on the FSU defender ? To many of today's little scat backs such as Devine, Pitts Dion Lewis really don't have the great speed and quickness like the little backs of the sixties or seventies. When Pitts Tony Dorsett had a four or five yard lead on any back or other player he was never brought down from behind. The only player to ever catch Tony (Hawk) Dorsett from behind was the Redskins Darrell Green who beat the All World track man Carl Lewis in their only race while they both were in college. Perhaps its not fair to compare Devine nor Lewis to Dorsett,who was far more quicker,faster and stronger than either Devine and Lewis. SMU's 5'10 Jerry LeVias never got from behind by anyone and he may still be running. LeVias was also an Academic All-American at SMU and he was one of the first Blacks to play football in the old Southwest Conference. And Houston's Warren McVea was so fast that opposing teams would not schedule playing against Houston because of McVea who was the first African American to receive a football scholarship to the University of Houston where he made All American. Mr McVea would later play for the Bengals and he returned kicks on the 1969-70 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs.
And how many people remember another great scat back in Clyde Buddy Young ? And Mr. Gayle Sayers was not exactly a big back !
Its a fact today's backs appear to be a tad slower than the backs in the sixties and seventies. You can count the number of six-speed and eight speed backs playing today on one hand.

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