Saturday, May 26, 2007

Dave Brown - We miss you

I know this news story is a bit old, but there are many stories that pre-date our new blog.

I want to be sure that this blog recognizes some of the great stories that come out of Texas Tech, even though we might be seen as "late to the story." So, we'll cover some old stories for a bit this summer while we get these things off our minds and onto this blog...

The MZone was nice to have mentioned out new blog - so I wanted to remind their readers about a significant man that connects our two programs...of course that would be Dave Brown.

Full Story at the Texas Tech Athletics Site:

Dave Brown Selected for Hall of Fame

May 9, 2007

LUBBOCK, Texas -
Although he didn't suit up for the Red and Black, former assistant football coach Dave Brown was a great representative of Texas Tech and college football during his five seasons with the Red Raiders. Brown, who passed away suddenly last year, will be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in New York City in December.

A five-year veteran on the Red Raider coaching staff, Brown coached the cornerbacks since his arrival in 2001. He initially retired from coaching in 1998 after a seven-year run as cornerbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks, but returned to the sideline three seasons later for his only collegiate position. Brown was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and held weekly bible studies for Texas Tech student-athletes. His faith in God and his leadership made him one of the most admired individuals on the Texas Tech campus.

The Texas Tech Football team dedicated the 2006 Season to Dave Brown and his family, and he was recognized in the final pages of the press guide with a detail list of his accomplishments and impact on the Texas Tech Program.

I recall that after the Insight Bowl Antonio Huffman was determined to lead the team to a comeback victory - because they knew Dave Brown would have coached them in that way - and that he inspired them to fight back...I couldn't find the quote, but if someone can, I'll certainly post it here...

Congrats to the Brown family that Dave will be honored in this way.

1 comment:

Bob Knight's Eyebrows said...

Never met him, but must have been one hell of a guy...never heard anyone say one cross word about him. Like the headline says, We Miss You.