I am breaking a thought I had in an earlier thread into a new topic. We had mentioned Eric Mayes, one of the captains from 1997. The kid was a walk on who earned a scholorship and was elected captain. He blew out his knee and missed most of that season, but I have a great memory of him throwing down his crutches, grabbing hold of big Jon Jansen and hopping out to take the coin flip against OSU. That kid took being a captain very seriously. He was a huge part of that season even without hitting the field much. He was a vocal and enthusiastic leader and was someone the guys rallied around. I don't know if having or not having season captains is going to have an effect one way or the other, but in that particular year, I think that kid had a huge effect.
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