View Full Version : Wallace Wade: Face of the Program

06-17-2008, 06:48 PM
I don't know if people have seen this, but I found it kind of interesting. ESPN.com is naming the "face of the program" for each I-A team. They gave ours to Wade as I think they should have, but Sonny Jurgenson is winning the fan voting.


Other ACC schools that have been named so far:

Carolina-Choo Choo Justice
State-Phillip Rivers
Clemson-Howard's Rock
Maryland-Randy White
Georgia Tech-Bobby Dodd
Florida State-Bobby Bowden
BC-Doug Flutie
Miami-The U (the logo)

Also of note, Steve Spurrier was named Florida's face of the program

No real surprises to me, except maybe the Miami logo, but I guess it make sense.

07-09-2012, 01:38 PM
ESPN's Maisel proffers WW as having the 8th greatest impact on a FBS schools' overall success...


07-09-2012, 03:48 PM
Maryland's should be those hideous uniforms they have worn recently - they are quite memorable...

Devil in the Blue Dress
07-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Wallace Wade's accomplishments as a coach at Alabama and at Duke are well worth reading about. Don't let how long ago it undermine all that he did and all the ripples created from many aspects of coaching that he developed.

Olympic Fan
07-09-2012, 07:56 PM
Wade was on he cover of Time Magazine for goodness sake -- while he was the Coach at Duke: Oct. 25, 1937 (a year before the first of two Rose Bowl Games) as "Duke's Wade":


Sonny Jurgerson was a very good player at Duke and was a great pro ...

But he wasn't even the best Duke player of his era (teammate Bob Pascal was a first team All-American). Not sure he was the best Duke pro -- heck, Ed Newman was all-pro more times than Jurgenson.

The Duke player that would deserve recognition is Ace Parker -- a concensus first team All-American (one of four in Duke history, along with Crawford, Jackson and Hines) and the only Duke player to be NFL MVP (1940).

But "the face of the program" got to be Wade with no debate and no argument.