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Why not ask Bobby Johnson while we're at it? :roll: Oh, the big boys of the SEC get all the calls...this is really getting ridiculous.

http://www.al.com/sports/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/sports/1192526680114750.xml&coll=3

"Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom said Monday the more successful programs get gets a lot of calls in their favor. Croom, a former Alabama center and assistant coach, said he noticed it while playing for the Tide and he has noticed it even more while coaching against his alma mater."

Oh yeah Sylvester, I really like that call Alabama got last year while playing State. Javier returns the punt for a TD (which would have won the game for us), but out of nowhere the refs declares he was down way back around midfield. The replay showed no such thing....hmmmm, yeah we get all the calls. :roll: garbage!
 

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Does he really believe what is coming out of his mouth or is it running just to hear himself talk?
I wonder if he can say with a straight face that he hasn't watched tape and seen his team get some favorable calls as well?
BF4E your right on, he's been pissed since the day Shula was named coach. He has no room to talk about any program. What he needs to do is worry about his own house and try and get HIS team ready to play. I always respected him till the racist comments after Shula was hired. I've got no respect for him any more. Sad thing too.
 
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In the Sports Illustrated 75 Years of SEC Football commemorative issue, they list the four "greatest" coaches in SEC history:

Bear Bryant (who else?), Steve Spurrier (of course!), Frank Broyles (not in SEC when coaching at Arkansas), and Sylvester Croom. Why Croom? Certainly not because of his record. It was because he is the first black head coach in the SEC. Thought the special issue was about football, not affirmative action. :roll:
 

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CrimsonPirate said:
In the Sports Illustrated 75 Years of SEC Football commemorative issue, they list the four "greatest" coaches in SEC history:

Bear Bryant (who else?), Steve Spurrier (of course!), Frank Broyles (not in SEC when coaching at Arkansas), and Sylvester Croom. Why Croom? Certainly not because of his record. It was because he is the first black head coach in the SEC. Thought the special issue was about football, not affirmative action. :roll:

How could they pass up Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, General Neyland, Wally Butts, John Vaught, etc. and name Cookies one of the greatest coaches in SEC history? Are you kidding me? Talk about agendas! :roll:
 

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I can't wait for him to be fired... shouldn't be long now :) maybe.. just maybe... Miss State will fire him and hire Shula.. wouldn't THAT be funny :)
 

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Crooms is doing things right at MSU. He has (albiet slowly) really made some headway and I think they have a fine football team there.

However, I think Coach Croom should keep his mouth shut on things that he knows not of. This is the worst kind of hypocrasy.
 

Bamaman37

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CrimsonPirate said:
In the Sports Illustrated 75 Years of SEC Football commemorative issue, they list the four "greatest" coaches in SEC history:

Bear Bryant (who else?), Steve Spurrier (of course!), Frank Broyles (not in SEC when coaching at Arkansas), and Sylvester Croom. Why Croom? Certainly not because of his record. It was because he is the first black head coach in the SEC. Thought the special issue was about football, not affirmative action. :roll:

Here is a list of SI's "all-time greats:"

75 years of SEC Football

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bamafan4ever said:
How could they pass up Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, General Neyland, Wally Butts, John Vaught, etc. and name Cookies one of the greatest coaches in SEC history? Are you kidding me? Talk about agendas! :roll:

Not to mention Vince Dooley, Paul Dietzel, and several others that should make that list way before Croom.
 
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Dead on regarding affirmative action. He is there because his mom and his dad were black. He didn't make himself black, his parents did that. If they had been white, he would have already been fired. So just how does "greatest" fit?

The SEC was pounded repeatedly because there are all these great black coaches waiting in the wings. Among them is Croom great? No. So if he has not separated himself from the pack, the great accomplishment of him being the coach at State should be credited to MSU, not him.

Jackie Robinson broke a color barrier, and was a threatened outcast for years as a result. Hank Aaron was great, and survived death threats for simply going to work. Croom may be a first, but even in Mississippi he is living an existence that should put him in the league with Robinson and Aaron.

To be honest, I suspect that Crooms life long hard work is disrespected by focusing in on the point that he is black. His being "the first" is the product of how race relations have changed, not how he has changed them.

To take liberties with Dr. King's great speech. I believe that Croom would like that think that he was judged and hired for the quality of his character (and coaching skill) rather than the color of his skin. Because if he wasn't, this was a success for anyone.
 
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Bama Bo said:
bamafan4ever said:
How could they pass up Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, General Neyland, Wally Butts, John Vaught, etc. and name Cookies one of the greatest coaches in SEC history? Are you kidding me? Talk about agendas! :roll:

Not to mention Vince Dooley, Paul Dietzel, and several others that should make that list way before Croom.

Vince Dooley should be in the top 5
 
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