Al Borges was the OC for Portland State under the entire tenure of then Viking HC Ernest "Pokey" Allen.
Both coaches went on to great fame at Boise State, including the 1994 Div. 1-AA National Title Game (13-2), losing 14-28 to Cheater McCheatervest of Youngstown State.
Shortly after that 1994 season, Allen was diagnoses with cancer and stepped down as Boise HC in December 1995.
I didn't realize how interesting of a character coach Pokey Allen was, until I saw this tribute footage with mostly Portland State football footage.
Allen was HC at Portland State from 1986-1992, and had Al Borges at his side as OC all of those seasons plus two more at Boise State (1993-1994)
Local Portland TV news tribute to the late "Pokey" Allen.
For Al Borges, it must have been pretty cool to have worked with, and have been associated with such a great football coach and funnier-than-hell co-worker.