Curley Hallman, Curley Hallman, Curley Hallman. You have to say that name when you talk about the game (“It cost Curley Hallman his job.”). Frankly, I wouldn’t even know his name if it weren’t for that game. But man, I’m probably going to feel a little bad about punchlining him from now on because the man looked straight up broken when he talked to reporters, digesting and being digested by the realization that keeping the ball in the air was the worst decision of his professional career, what little was left of it (Wikipedia says he had three years at Muscle Shoals High School a decade later).
Brian Robinson: “We had to make’em pay.”
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Top 3 most exciting games I’ve personally witnessed at JHS in no particular order: 89 Alabama game, 93 Florida game and 94 LSU game. It was unreal.
curley hallman 16-28 as head coach of LSU
Hunter a usry says
Curley hallman was a good coach with the worst luck. He gets a bad rap in my opinion. He put too much faith in his offensive coordinator and should have intervened as a head coach should to stop the offensive coordinator from continuing to throw the ball. If just a few close games had gone the other way in just a few plays here and there. I truly believe Curley hallman would be our coach still today.
Hunter a usry says
Curley hallman was a good coach with the worst luck. He gets a bad rap in my opinion. He put too much faith in his offensive coordinator and should have intervened as a head coach should to stop the offensive coordinator from continuing to throw the ball. If just a few close games had gone the other way in just a few plays here and there. I truly believe Curley hallman would be our coach still today. People forget but coach hallman was truly loved and respected by most lsu fans right down to the bitter end. They like to bash him after the fact and glorify overpaid coaches today. I was not a huge fan of Curley hallman at the time and often criticized him. However , I remember many of my friends and fellow lsu fans continued to strongly support him against criticisms of the program at the time. Looking back on coach hallman. I see now why he was loved. He was a member of the last in an era of classic down to earth southern football coaches with true stature and sincerity