I had a cool thing happen today. When I was young, George Amundson was the QB at ISU and Johnny Majors was the head coach. I always got to make the trip to Ames a couple times a year and those were great days for ISU. Anyway, today at halftime I noticed George and Coach together and got to speak with Coach Majors for the very first time and it was a big thrill!!
Edit: Coach was just great to talk to..could not have been friendlier!!
Here is my not so good photo (they were looking straight into the sun)
I was about that age too and remember those games at Clyde Williams. Coach Majors was really smitten by Iowa State and has remained true loyal son. He has had very close friends in Ames through all these years.
I had season tickets when Johnny Majors became our coach. He added a lot of innovation into practices and games.
During practices, they installed a new trick play every week. They also recreated a key play from the prior week's game except they ran it backwards. Players would get in position where they were at the end of the play then run backwards to the snap.
For games they could decorate their shoes any way they wanted. Also fans were allowed to go into the locker room after a win. Since the players were always pumped after a win it was a great time for all. No entry after a loss; a player told me you wouldn't want to be in the locker room after a loss anyway.
I often talked with Amundson's and Krefle's parents. They were great people. Although Keith Krefle was a good-sized tightend (played in the NFL for Philadelphia) when he tried to wear Chris Taylor's shoulder pads (Chris was a 300-400 pound wrestler whose try out as a lineman was aborted because they couldn't find a helmet large enough). Keith's shoulders were not wide enough to hold the pads up.
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