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Gophers juco import Damien Wilson tries to model game after Ray Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Gophers linebacker Damien Wilson first chose to play football at Jones County (Miss.) Community College, he knew very little about head coach Ray Perkins. Then Wilson did some research and was blown away by Perkins' resume. Perkins played wide receiver at the University of Alabama in the 1960s for legendary Crimson Tide coach Bear Bryant. Years later, after...
Via Fox Sports North
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Tom Sears

Hoxie High School Head Football Coach Tom Sears has seen the game he loves evolve and change a lot since his playing days at Arkansas State in the early 90s. The Marion native was the starting quarterback for stAte in 1992 for then-head coach Ray Perkins.
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Giants head coach Ray Perkins thinks Tom Coughlin has another 15, 20 years in him

Ray Perkins told the New York Post that he thinks “Tom Coughlin’s got another 15, 20 years in him,’’ The 70-year-old Perkins recently took on a new job as a head coach at a junior college, Jones County Junior College, and he himself wants to stay on the job for 20 years. The audience laughed but he was serious, adding “He does. He works out, he takes care of himself...
Via 60 Max Power O
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Former 'Bama coach Perkins back on sidelines

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Ray Perkins leans back in his chair, enthusiastically talking football in his Mississippi office at tiny Jones County Junior College. A pair of palm trees stands in the heat outside -- a dead giveaway that this is a long way from Giants Stadium and the bright lights of the NFL. But for the 70-year-old Perkins, it's football paradise. "It fits...
Via Fox Sports South
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Perkins back on the sidelines at Mississippi JUCO

Ray Perkins leans back in his chair, enthusiastically talking football in his Mississippi office at tiny Jones County Junior College. It certainly isn't Giants Stadium and the bright lights of the NFL. But for the 70-year-old Perkins, it's football paradise. Perkins led the New York Giants from 1979 to 1982, the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1983 to '86 and the Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Giants coordinator Erhardt dies

Former New York Giants offensive coordinator Ron Erhardt has died at the age of 80. The NFL team said the offensive architect of its first two Super Bowl titles died in Boca Raton, Fla., on Wednesday morning. A former NFL head coach with New England, Erhardt worked for the Giants from 1982-91. He was hired by Ray Perkins and retained by Bill Parcells after Perkins left that season...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Giants offensive coordinator Erhardt dies

Former New York Giants offensive coordinator Ron Erhardt has died at the age of 80. The NFL team said the offensive architect of its first two Super Bowl titles died in Boca Raton, Fla., on Wednesday morning. A former NFL head coach with New England, Erhardt worked for the Giants from 1982-91. He was hired by Ray Perkins and retained by Bill Parcells after Perkins left that season...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Joe Paterno's Shoes Will Never Be Filled at Penn State

Ray Perkins can relate to what Penn State's Bill O'Brien is going through. Not too long after Perkins took over as Alabama's head coach in 1983, legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant died. Perkins went 32-15-1 in four seasons, but he was never able to get out of the shadow of Bryant. No one ever wants to replace a legend. Now O'Brien is faced with taking...
Via Eye and Eer
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

NINE LOSSES IN A ROW! 48-16 may have sealed Morris' fate

Ray Perkins wore out his players in August summers with three-a-day training camps, by the time the Bucs were in September they were in mid-season form. By Novemember they were dead, and the Bucs defense would collapse. But at least they had an excuse. Not even the 1986 Bucs gave up 48 points twice in the same season. When you give up that many points, its not as simple as a ONE...
Via Buc Stop
December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

For Tampa Bay Buccaneers, It's the END OF DAYS

One sure sign the world could be coming to an end soon: Kregg Lumpkin caught the ball and got positive yards after the catch and achieved a first down by fighting for yardage. Somewhere, a group of Bucs fans is disputing the visual evidence. Some Bucs will be fired, because some Bucs quit. Michael Spurlock did his best "For Who? For What" impersonations. Hall of famer...
Via Buc Stop
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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