OT: South Carolina former HC Jim Carlen dies

Submitted by markusr2007 on July 23rd, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Former WVU, Texas Tech and South Carolina HC Jim Carlen passed away today.

Carlen is known for a couple of things:

1. Coaching South Carolina's only Heisman Trophy winner

2. Coaching South Carolina football to arguably it's biggest road win in school history by beating then Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Michigan, 17-14 in Ann Arbor. First time Michigan lost two non-conference games since 1967.

Here are some clips (be patient for Michigan ones):


3. Implementing identical same helmet designs at Texas Tech (1974) and South Carolina (while helmets, triple stripes, black and scarlet colors) and star shaped helmet awards.




July 23rd, 2012 at 2:00 PM ^

My wife is a Gamecock (heh heh "cock") and every time we go back to Columbia to visit, I get stories from her grandpa about George Rogers and Carlen.  He really put them on the map until Holtz ruined it.  He was really the Don Canham of USC.  He did a ton for that program.