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Vote now for the top 100 Commodores in Vanderbilt Stadium history

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Re: Vote now for the top 100 Commodores in Vanderbilt Stadium history now open

Post by AuricGoldfinger » Thu May 12, 2022 8:20 pm

The nominated players are grouped by position...but not very well. Mistakes were made.
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Post by ChattaDore » Thu May 12, 2022 10:18 pm

AuricGoldfinger wrote:
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The nominated players are grouped by position...but not very well. Mistakes were made.
You know, this was somewhat fun but seriously, how careless, as in don’t give a darn, does the department putting this together have to be to group the players wrong? It’s sad really. And you let us vote for 3 kickers but 1 TE??? Anyway, unless I missed him, Jim Arnold wasn’t on the list which is a shame.
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Post by Albert_Camus » Thu May 12, 2022 10:19 pm

This was brutal. I didn’t vote for Jay at QB or Shelton Quarles at LB. That’s just wrong. Jim Arnold definitely was on the ballot I saw.
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Post by Vandy84 » Fri May 13, 2022 1:07 pm

Jim Arnold was on the list I saw.
I wrote in Pat Saindon who was not.
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Post by docdore » Fri May 13, 2022 4:41 pm

wrote in mike giltner and recommend to others.
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Post by Seadog73 » Fri May 13, 2022 6:47 pm

I did not vote (yet) but scrolled through. It will be interesting to see the generational divide in the voting. I suspect some younger fans will be inclined to vote heavily for those who played since say 1980 (random cut off). Others may be looking further back at individuals like Baby Ray and Bill Wade for VU greats, or Frank Mordica or men like that.
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Post by commadore » Fri May 13, 2022 11:05 pm

Seadog73 wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 6:47 pm
I did not vote (yet) but scrolled through. It will be interesting to see the generational divide in the voting. I suspect some younger fans will be inclined to vote heavily for those who played since say 1980 (random cut off). Others may be looking further back at individuals like Baby Ray and Bill Wade for VU greats, or Frank Mordica or men like that.
I was thinking the same thing. Who will remember Barry Burton, Dennis Harrison, or even Jim Arnold. Who will remember Will Wofford who at one time was the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL? Hope some do.
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Post by AuricGoldfinger » Sat May 14, 2022 9:57 am

Vandy84 wrote:
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I wrote in Pat Saindon who was not.
Pat Saindon is a good one. Definitely should have been on the list.

A few other omissions that came to mind: Brandon Barden, Ryan Hamilton, John Windham, Fitz Lassing (the FB spot was pretty barren).
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Post by Doreknox » Sat May 14, 2022 10:30 am

It's funny how memory works. I followed VU sports intensely from the mid 70s on. I honestly don't remember Clark Lea playing but I remember Ernie "Goo Baby" Goolsby.

If VU was going to put out a list like this, then it should have been more carefully compiled. This one reflects badly on our Athletic Department.
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Post by AuricGoldfinger » Sat May 14, 2022 10:45 am

While corrections have been made, they still have Corey Harris listed under the DBs. He played safety in the NFL but was an all-SEC RB in college.
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Post by TnValleyDore » Sun May 15, 2022 10:01 pm

Capping the LBs at three leaves off some very deserving players. A lot of very good ones.
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Post by vandy05 » Mon May 16, 2022 11:53 am

No qualms with the actual list of players, but would've loved more opportunities to vote some guys in.

I sat next to Jim Arnold at the Notre Dame game in South Bend a few years ago. I told the rest of my party (who were all cheering for ND) what a legend they were sitting next to. They weren't impressed by sitting next to a VU punting legend, but I stand by my statement!
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Post by Ndorefin » Mon May 16, 2022 12:55 pm

Doreknox wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:30 am
It's funny how memory works. I followed VU sports intensely from the mid 70s on. I honestly don't remember Clark Lea playing but I remember Ernie "Goo Baby" Goolsby.

If VU was going to put out a list like this, then it should have been more carefully compiled. This one reflects badly on our Athletic Department.
I remember Goolsby quite well….he was a load! “Goo Baby” was actually the nickname for Carl Woods, the former great running back, (‘83-87) who was from Gallatin.
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Post by OldDude » Mon May 16, 2022 2:50 pm

Ndorefin wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 12:55 pm
Doreknox wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:30 am
It's funny how memory works. I followed VU sports intensely from the mid 70s on. I honestly don't remember Clark Lea playing but I remember Ernie "Goo Baby" Goolsby.

If VU was going to put out a list like this, then it should have been more carefully compiled. This one reflects badly on our Athletic Department.
I remember Goolsby quite well….he was a load! “Goo Baby” was actually the nickname for Carl Woods, the former great running back, (‘83-87) who was from Gallatin.
Goolsby one of my favorites and definitely a load. Went to the game in Memphis in '82 and he had 100+ and on I believe three consecutive runs, Memphis Dbacks had to be helped from the field after collisions with Ernie.
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Post by jpmando » Mon May 16, 2022 9:23 pm

Am I the only one who recalls his name, and the famous play, by Greer Rickettson?
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Post by Doreknox » Tue May 17, 2022 7:08 am

Ndorefin wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 12:55 pm
Doreknox wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:30 am
It's funny how memory works. I followed VU sports intensely from the mid 70s on. I honestly don't remember Clark Lea playing but I remember Ernie "Goo Baby" Goolsby.

If VU was going to put out a list like this, then it should have been more carefully compiled. This one reflects badly on our Athletic Department.
I remember Goolsby quite well….he was a load! “Goo Baby” was actually the nickname for Carl Woods, the former great running back, (‘83-87) who was from Gallatin.
You're right and thanks for the correction. My memory is worse than I thought....
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Post by BrentVU » Tue May 17, 2022 7:30 am

jpmando wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 9:23 pm
Am I the only one who recalls his name, and the famous play, by Greer Rickettson?
I know about it, but jpmando, are you old enough to say you remember it?

If there were ever a list made of greatest PLAYS in stadium history, that one would surely belong.
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Post by FayetteDore » Tue May 17, 2022 7:48 am

OK, I may be the only one on here who hadn't heard of this (or maybe I had but had forgotten it) but you certainly piqued my interest.

Here's a VUAD article about the run, posted in 2007 on the 70th anniversary.


And here's the Tennessean coverage the next day.
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