[su_spacer size=”20″] Happy Birthday to the late, great Erkskine “Erk” Russell! Father of G.A.T.A. and the “Junkyard Dawg” Defense! He is not in the College Football Hall of Fame and the fact that he is not makes me wonder why we have a hall at all. We’ll explore! Until then…HAPPY BIRTHDAY COACH! Let’s see what others have to say about the matter.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “If I was picking a list of top 10 coaches that I have ever met and wanted to play for, Erk Russell would be on that list. He is unsurpassed as a motivator.” –Bobby Bowden
[su_spacer size=”40″] Erk Russell and Vince Dooley in Japan
[su_spacer size=”40″] “Not a young man who played for Erk Russell . . . won’t tell his children and grandchildren something he learned from this great man. It was like that with Knute Rockne and Bear Bryant.” –Keith Jackson
[su_spacer size=”40″] “I would follow him into a blazing fire. Never have I known anyone who could lead young men like Erk Russell.” –Billy Payne
[su_spacer size=”40″] “Erk Russell is absolutely the master of motivators. He could inspire a group of ragtag players into performing like All-Americans.” –Bill Stanfill