Remember '74!

Discussion in 'GarryP's Trojan Huddle' started by CurtC, Nov 24, 2018.

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    CurtC

    CurtC Junior Member


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    Morning All,
    We're heading down in a few hours. I'm realistic and not delusional, just trying to stay optimistic.

     
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    Onward! To another glorious Trojan Victory over the Irish!

    Fight On!
     
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    Thanks for posting! A lot of immortal Trojans came to play that day. I hope today's team can some how rise up and play a good ball game. Fight On!
     
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    Fight On and beat the Irish! If the Trojans are behind by halftime, I hope Sears gets a crack at it and brings them back.
     
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    That was wonderful and inspiring. I was there. In the first half people had started to leave the coliseum. Then lightning struck and people started coming back into the stadium. The place went crazy. It was one of the great games I ever went to. We all went over Julie’s after the game. Richard Sacco brought the horse over to Juie’s. The horse almost fell into the pool. Lots of celebrating and drinking after that game. There has been nothing like it since IMHO. Fight on and beat the Domers!!!!
     
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    AD, AD, AD !
     
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    Do we have even one player who brings that kind of physicality to the game?
    AE maybe?
    I guess Hufanga?

    Or the swagger of AD?

    I’m talking real, yeah I’ll back it up MoFo swagger, not celebrate after catching a ten yard slant swagger or a DB woofing cuz he knocked down a pass and then get by beat deep by 20 yards swagger?
     
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    Was just moving seats for card stunts when AD caught the pass from Haden at the end of the first half. I have never heard the Coliseum that loud and I had been going to games since 1957. Lets not forget about the hit by Dave Lewis on the ensuing kickoff after AD's 103 yard return to start the second half. Three things I will never forget. Everyone standing during almost the entire second half. The "We Want Woody" chat at the end of the 3rd quarter, The So Cal spell out that was so loud that it echoed back from a packed house and over the noise. Those are the memories that we have as Trojans that others are jealous of. Beat the Irish.
     
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    For those of you who were there (this was before my time), what was the morale around the program at the time? I hope against hope we can win today but the simple fact is that I feel like there is just no energy, and this team has shown little to make me believe they could band together and pull of the upset. I hope I'm wrong. Beat the Irish!
     
  10. wstrojan

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    We expected to win and we did. When I was there we were won both the AP and coaches polls in 1972 with one of the greatest college football teams ever. In 1974 we finished ranked #1 in the coaches poll. In 1973 we were 9-2-1 but took a beating in the Rose Bowl. Also during my four years there, we won 3 NC in baseball.
     
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    Wow, back when Pat Haden was on our side.

    Those uniforms were beautiful. The jerseys were a deeper cardinal than we have now and the numbers were kind of shiny.
     
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    Correction, 72 was THE GREATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM...OF ALL TIME...

    74 was the greatest game I ever attended
     
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    For once I agree about the ‘74 game. It was ND-SC 24-0 just before SC scored 6 before halftime.

    The whole Coliseum stood when the third quarter started... and remained standing for 20 minutes, 5 minutes into the fourth quarter before sitting down.

    I have an original framed photo of the 1972 game from the ABC television feed in my office.
     
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    Personally, I agree with you on both. I was just giving the opinion of others.
     
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    My section never sat after the second half kickoff. USC was down to its white tailbacks in the 4th quarter, (Ray Washmera?) and we were still up.

    I was on my first date with a Catholic girl, her family were all big Notre Damers. Great first date
     
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    Fight On!
     
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    The difference is that team was good and well-coached.

    This isn't gonna happen today. Its gonna be ugly. But it's ok, it will hopefully seal Helton's fate and we can move on.
     
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    Ya know...

    If Notre Dame kicks our asses up and down the field, that may be the best thing that has ever happened to us in a decade because maybe, MAYBE, it will spur the feckless BoT and Lynn Swann to do what has to be done. If Helton is not fired by end of Monday, we have officially raised the white flag...and a hopelessness will descend over the program for another decade or more.

    The only real win this weekend is firing Helton and his crew...and starting over.
     
  19. wstrojan

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    Ray Washmera #34. He was one of the nicest people I ever meet at USC. But could it have been Dave Farmer #15.
     
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    Coulda been both, I remember Farmer being a good fullback....when we used fullbacks
     

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