RAMBLIN' WRECK POP QUIZ #1: ANSWERS!!!

This slightly-edited Pop Quiz first appeared in the book, "Jackets Football 2001," by Danny Cameron, all rights reserved. The management of Da Sting.com is not responsible for time warps that may have resulted in the changing of history or for the parallel universe factor.

1. Everett Strupper rambled for six of the Jackets' 30 touchdowns (36 points) against Cumberland, which is once again playing football poorly this very season.

2. Al always ended his reports with, "And remember sports fans, if you can't take part in a sport, be one!"

3. Marilyn Monroe

4. Answer: g) all of the above. Until Heisman conceived of the center snap, the center simply rolled the ball back to the quarterback. Heisman found this cumbersome for his lanky 6-4 QB, so he had his center snap the ball through his legs in the air. Poof! The shotgun was born. In 1902, when he was at Alabama Polytechnic Institute --which eventually became Auburn --Heisman employed the hidden ball trick (His quarterback hid the ball under his jersey) against Vanderbilt. SEC teams still pick on Vandy to this very day. Heisman was the first paid coach in the country at Tech, with a salary of $2,250, plus 30 per cent of the gate. Steve Spurrier's agent owes it all to Coach Heisman. While at Tech, Heisman fought to have the forward pass legalized. His Tech teams never huddled in an effort to confuse and razzle-dazzle opponents with speed. Heisman's Tech teams often had to use speed to compensate for a lack of size. The quarterback shouted the play or a series of plays in lieu of huddling. Heisman often used illegal hand signals to communicate plays to his team. Maybe Bobby Bowden's grandfather was watching in the stands.

5. The Governor's Cup

6. Eight wins, seven losses counting the 2001 season.

7. The Jackets had eight straight wins from 1949 to 1956. Tech's very first win in football, by the way, came against Georgia in 1893.

8. Ray Anderson, past President of the President's Council on Sustainable Development and past CEO of Interface, arrived at Tech from Augusta as a promising running back in the early 1950s, during the golden era of Bobby Dodd. But Ray had to give up football after only a year or so, because of a shoulder injury.

9. These schools all produced future Tech head football coaches. VMI: Bobby Ross, East Stroudsburg State: Bill Lewis, New Hampshire: George O'Leary, Pennsylvania: John Heisman, Tennessee: Bobby Dodd.

10. The Jackets went 12-0 (6-0 SEC) and were INS champions in 1952.

11. Twice. 1990 and 1998.

12. Bill Alexander, Bill Fulcher, Pepper Rodgers and Bill Curry.

13. Center John Davis

14. Stafford Nash in 1892.

15. Ken Whisenhunt, QB and TE (1980-84).

16. Frank Broyles passed for 344 yards in the 1944 Orange Bowl vs. Tulsa.

17. Joe Hamilton

18. Penn State, Georgia, Notre Dame and Alabama.

19. Keith Brooking (467) and Jerrelle Williams (437).

20. Big Play Willie Clay (1988-91)

21.Donnie Davis, 1995

22. Dorsey Levins, 7.2 yards per carry. Dorsey carried 114 times that year for 823 yards. Perhaps Bill Lewis would have stuck around longer if he had given the ball to Mr. Levins more often.

23. Bobby Dodd and Amos Alonzo Stagg

24. Punter Dan Dyke

25. Joe Hamilton, who won the 1999 Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback. Yes, in Tech's 110 years of football, Joe's the only one to win a national award. He and Billy Lotheridge, however, both were runner-up for the Heisman.

26. Randy Rhino, father of Kelly, was a consensus All-American in 1972,1973 and 1974.

27. Ten Tech centers have accomplished this feat: Maxie Baughn, Jim Breland, Pete Brown, "Bum" Day, John Davis, Paul Duke, Larry Morris, Craig Page, Peter Pund, and Don Stephenson.

28. Clint Castleberry, a 5-9, 155 lb. running back who, according to Ed Miles of The Atlanta Journal, ran like a "crazed jackrabbit."

29. 33 games from 1915 to 1918. Heisman's teams outscored opponents 1,599 to 99 during the streak.

30. George Godsey, who was the holder.

31. Marco Coleman and Coleman Rudolph

32. Jimy Lincoln, on his way to a frehman rushing record of 229 yards.

33. Brent Cunningham

34. Ken Swilling 267 (1988-90).

35. ZERO yards by Jeremy Muyres against Wake Forest in 1999, and agian by Tony Hollings last year vs. North Carolina. O.K. This is a trick question. Both punts were blocked. But they went in the Tech record books as returns for ZERO yards. You can look it up.

36.Drew Hill, 25.4 yards from 1975-78.

37. Scott Sisson with six.

38. Darrell Gast, 416 yards versus Duke in 1987.

39. Charlie Rogers, currently of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

40. All of these fine schools have losing records against Tech in football....

BONUS ANSWER: Nicholas Quixote Rogers.

DOUBLE BONUS ANSWER: "Lute" Holtz.


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