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"ken hatfield" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Wednesday afternoon on K LBJ Radio Day away from the Cowboys a few days away from the Longhorns in Saint Bill against the Arkansas Razorbacks, and we're going to learn more about the Texas Arkansas series right now with my old buddy Larry Carlson of San Antonio of former broadcasts professor at first Southwest Texas State, Texas State University. Uh, he did. At one time. The Fred Akers pregame show on Radio in Austin did the Longhorn locker room show I got to share the microphone with Larry Carlson. A season of Texas State called at Southwest Texas state basketball many years ago, one of the great riders of the Longhorns and broadcasters and now he's one of the writers for the TLS and website. Larry. Welcome back to K L B J, my friend. And how are you doing? Are you as excited about Texas and Arkansas as I'm as excited about the game Saturday night and Fayetteville? I am ahead and I hope that you can get Jason psyched up for it, too, because I mean, give me wild, and I've got a couple of good buddies that I grew up with in San Antonio. That knew they were going to go to Arkansas went there stayed there, and I'm still in communication with them. And those guys are pretty geeked. That whole state is ready to go. Yeah, that's that. That worries me about that. And I just think this series and we're a little older as I tell people on the radio there. I'm 49. So that makes you 50. So we it does. I mean, we're veterans? Yeah, We're veterans. We've been around this series a long time, and it goes back to the The days of coach role in 1960 61. 62 goes on to the 69 game. But such history with Texas and Arkansas I think people have forgotten how great this series is. Well, I think they have and you know again, like you said. Part of it comes with seasoning ed. But Let's face it. Darrell Royal was owning most teams back then and in his, you know, in the sixties and seventies, when I think that rivalry, you know, we just had a 20 year peak. Royal started out 34 against the Hogs in the sixties. Then the horns went on a terror with Royal and without him and won like 12 by the remaining 14 games in the sixties and seventies, But I remember when they lost three in a row, and I thought Sex is never going to beat architecture again. And when I was in junior high and stuff, and it's like that was a white hot Rivalry. And then when the you know Texas started getting it back with the wishbone, and then the big shootout and all that, But I mean those Arkansas fans. That is a war. It's a holy war. I mean, you know, with all due respect It just really is And a lot of Texas players didn't feel that way. But I think the fans understood. That it was bigger than oh, you and and and back in the sixties and seventies because let's face it that he's never won in the sixties. Oh, you be Texas Once in the sixties, Arkansas would the ticket. Larry, Jason Dick here. Thank you for the time today. Ed surprised me yesterday by telling me he's never been to this game has never been never been the bill I've never been. There Is Arkansas seen many games here in Austin but never fade believe he specifically said no desire because he doesn't want to be around the misbehaving Arkansas fans. Can you confirm that about them? Because you can you give me some stories about specifically the behavior of the Arkansas fans up there? Well, I would say this, Jason that I was there the first time that I was there in Arkansas with 77 when I was doing the locker room shows and, uh, Texas was coming off that monster game against Oklahoma. Where Randy McKay train had come in as the third string quarterback, so the Arkansas game was his first to start. And, um They were calling the hogs. He was an early game and 11 o'clock game, which back then was unusual. And it was a windy day, and I just couldn't believe all the red. The famous Texas coach. Ed will remember this. Mike Campbell, the defensive guru. Had playing in Arkansas was like parachuting into Russia. Back in the Cold War, all the red you saw and the wind was howling, and they were calling the hogs. Remember when Texas iced the game late. It was a 13 to 9 games. Um, didn't give up any touchdowns. Earl Campbell's, You Know, just kind of controlled the game, Randy managed it. Russ works played with booted some monster field goals, as did Steve Little, But they told us on the sidelines of players had already been warned. You know, Look out. The flying bottles are coming because the game has been sealed now, so watch your head. Well, what are you going to do if you don't have a helmet, so I was just aware of it, but The thing is, I've talked with some Longhorns. You know, in recent weeks that remember Little Rock was much, much worse. So let's be glad they're not playing Little rock, where they used to play every four years is Ed will recall. Yeah, I never saw the game in Little Rock. But I was talking to Jay Arnold just recently and he played the 71 game up there as a sophomore. It said. He's never seen anything like it. I mean, the Jim Beam bottles were flying. They were throwing ripe oranges at Longhorns and, uh, talked to several people who said Little Rock was just totally different Crowd. If you dig Favell, it's tough. It was leased at college town crowd, but little rock was like man that was got going into, uh, the bad parts of the Bronx. I don't mean Yankee state and it was rough. So at least the horns don't have that deal, but but there's still it's going to be rocking and it's going to be read and it's going to be ready. And I think with this kickoff time being laid, a lot of people are going to had, you know 567. Totti's My favorite Texas Arkansas game in Arkansas at Little Rock, I think was the 1987 game. Larry when Texas won 16 to 14 and the Longhorn scored with no time remaining on a pass from Brett Stafford to Tony Jones talk about that game. It was a hellacious Lee. Good game. I remember that. I remember when you used to do those calls for you could do the perfect run. Franklin Countdown on that. Yeah, how to 2015 Texas touchdown, but that that was a game Ron did in 87 Jason that it was a raucous crowd and Texas scored. It was 18 yard pass, No time remaining and the whole place went Totally silent. Remember that Larry? It was awesome, and that's you know, it's funny. I was telling somebody earlier this week, added Jason that To hear that silence. After crowds been going wild in bed, though I remember after having done the locker room shown Well, I said to wait 15 minutes or so to set up. Let the coaches talked to the players. All that stuff, But I remember like an hour and a half later wrapping up and get ready to go out and find my red car and hope it. You know, I was glad I didn't have Texas plates. Thank God. But I walked out and there were still people in the stadium just sitting there with their heads in their hands. It was like that. I mean, there were no booze when the gun went off. It was just silence. Because you know you had a tiny longhorn could dent contingent cheerleaders and like a step version of the band, and that was it, But I mean to shut down that You know, crowd like that. And as you said that little rock game where Tony Jones caught that thing in the middle of about four Razorbacks, and you've got that cutaway shot of Ken Hatfield..
The Legend of Coach O
"Why this much emotion coach such a big game? They beat US eight years. I got tired of your no so I mean it was time I told the team tonight. We taught allied. If you follow college football you probably know that voice. He belongs to a guy who's loud road tough in might be more suited for his job than anyone in America. LSU head coach at Oberlin today ahead of Monday's national championship game against Clemson. We tell the story of a man who seems like he was built in a lab to coach football in Louisiana and why despite that. It's actually surprising that he ended up there at all times. It's Friday January tenth this is espn daily presented by Dell Small Business David. How's it going is going quite it will mean a thank you for having me David Hale writes about college football for ESPN so your story is about coach? Ed Osea Ron really the legend coach. But I want to start by talking to you about perhaps his most noteworthy characteristic which is of course his boy to get to where you wanna go see like you have to go undefeated you have to beat Alabama you have to keep on going and then you have to win Sec Championship then you got football playoff oilfield so if you start thinking about my favorite thing in the World David is being in a room and watching someone here at for the first time because because it really never fails to shock. Anyone who's hearing we knew was going to win that game. Today we started Monday. NO-GO windows gape go. Don't you want to write his autobiography. Just so he can also do the voice over work. What's on the menu at the odor on household today? What are we got cocoa? My mom made a special gumbel but it was on. We'd better win the game. It would just be so wonderful. One of his first jobs was at Arkansas. As assistant strength coach the players there thought he was pranking them they. They didn't think that anyone actually talks that way. And they couldn't make heads or tails of what he was saying. Either it was. He's just he would get excited and start saying things with this gravelly Cajun accent and then he pointing the direction and they would just go do whatever was in that direction because they had no idea what he he was saying but he was saying it loud enough that they were afraid of him and it was only after like he'd been on the job for a month or two that they were like. Well I you know he's kept us up a long time. I guess that is his voice. We love the voice. Everyone does now but it at times says constant now. Yeah he's coached in some places that are not Louisiana. Yeah everybody talks about how he is Phyllis you but he was in Miami he was in Syracuse. He was in USC and and his last stint in USC he came on to replace place Lane Kiffin as the interim coach there had some success at USC. And I think there were folks there who would have loved to have given him the fulltime job because he had that success. But there were also folks Has Been reported by numerous folks I think including Bruce Feldman that the voice was one of the reasons you couldn't hire him as US's sees coach because you're the voice of the program. You're the face of the program you're the identity of the program and that's not USC right that's not La. Look at how he talks. He's not the model of USC so we can't hire them and there's a lot of folks at USC or probably kicking themselves for that exact thought process now. Well the voice is a perfect fit for Lsu else you I mean just about everything about co is a perfect fit for Lsu. It's almost like if you reverse engineered a coach based on Louisiana Anna Football. It would look sound and act like him and he's got roots right. In the state of Louisiana. He is from the Food Perish. It's bio country. Outside of New Orleans. His Dad grew bon shrimp boats ways just every bit the sort of central casting version of what we think of as Louisiana. You know if you've watched waterboy you kind of have a rough idea of what I think it owes runs. Background is one of the great anecdotes that his mom gave me. Okay so he was in second grade and broke his leg and the doctor fitted him for a cast. It went from foot all the way up to the upper thigh and he picked up some trudges out there and play football on crutches and about every week or so she would have to drag him back into the doctor's office to get fitted for a new cast because he would get it so dirty and muddy and mucked up from playing football in a full leg. CAST I'm sorry they let a second grader. Played football. I don't know that even let is the proper word there so much as he just went and did it So he kept playing in high school then college got to high school and he was a full grown man from day one one and he was a big guy and went to college as a defensive. LINEMAN ended up at Lsu for a year and hated it because for the first time in his life football ball was hard he was not having immediate success. He was not playing routinely He was being forced to go to classes. He wasn't super eager to go to and and he left. Lsu went back home and thought maybe that's the end of college football. And I'll go get a real by job like my dad and I'll go work on a shrimp boat and turns out. You may be surprised to learn that working on a shrimp boat is much less fun than in football And so I think that was you know when you talk to his mom that summer after he left. Lsu went back home to work. Real jobs was was a lot of ways sort of a turning point for coach. Oh and that he got a taste of what life is like when everything is not being handed to you to. How did he end back in football? He decided he needed to go play football again which meant he had to go back to college which was not really his favorite thing but he decided to go to northwest Louisiana State. That's where he finished his career and then went looking for football coaching jobs and the first job he could find was as a strength coach and soccer. Yeah shocker this. Like three hundred pound beast of a man finds a strength coaching job. And the job. Java's with Arkansas. Ken Hatfield to coach the time Ed walks in. And he's this beast of a man and he's got that voice and he's so excited and he's like I don't know if he can do this job but he sure looks the Bart's so we're going to hire them and tell you ended up getting into coaching. He worked at Arkansas for a little while and I think he really wanted to to do something. More than being the strength coach the ends up landing miraculously enough at the absolute heart of college football in the nineteen eighty s and early nineteen ninety S. Which is at the University of Miami? They celebrate a Miami the Hurricanes Complain and the coaching on the same staff. Tommytucker Ville tougher telling me they were. They went down to Key West on vacation. You want one year and they're in like this Nice restaurant having dinner and get the talking about football technique and overrun so excited about it. He likes slides tables out of the way and gets down the three point stance and he's trying to explain technique to to top Ville and he's like pushing tables and chairs out of the way and like diners are just looking over gawking. At what the heck is is this man doing your. But that's just sort of the approach that he brought and I think his time at Miami really offered him an opportunity to prove that ed behind that bluster and the Raspy gravelly cage invoice that there is a guy who really knows a heck of a lot about football. How did it go for him? In Miami off the field not great. He was someone who went out a lot. Drank drank a lot and the things that you could get away with when you're twenty northwestern Louisiana you don't get away with as a coach on the staff of one of the premier programs grams in college football. And so you know the story that really I think ended up up ending his career involved him being a bar. T was thrown out of the bar for being too intoxicated and he was not happy with that and ended up getting into a fight and legal proceedings. Happened in that essentially was the end of his time in Miami but I think it was also sort of a wakeup call for him so when he gets away from football ball it was a lot of ways probably very much like when he went back to work the shrimp boats after leaving. LSU Is that he kind of realized. This isn't the life that I want. This isn't who I WANNA be. I don't think that he shies away from those. Oh stories now. He's still shares them with current players in in the way of trying to relate to them and going through it and a lot of ways has probably been in what pushed him to turn things around and become the person that he is.