8 months ago

Daugherty’s 1960s teams were college football’s first fully integrated rosters. The 1966 team played in the Game of the Century against Notre Dame before a record TV audience of 33 million. “We had 20 Black players on that 1966 national championship team,” Tucker said. “That’s part of our history. The first Black president of a major university (Clifton Wharton, 1970-78); it’s ingrained in who we are. Our players are used to having those types of discussions and so I know they’ll be open to anything I put forth with them.”

Source: Tom Shanahan Report