Friday, November 10, 2006
The play maker, Kevin Scanlon
Scanlon only called plays for one season. There was the junior year when he stepped in occasionally, but his tenure as sole quarterback was one season. Of course, he discussed the matter of Casey Dick getting the call over Mitch Mustain. Scanlon says it comes down to a coach’s gut feeling about winning games. Now, that sounds super simplistic, but it made a lot of sense when he explained it.
One particularly important event in Kevin’s college career came when coach Lou Holtz took him aside and explained that, if he would help win a few games, the people of Arkansas were wonderfully loyal people and would remember him forever. Now, I know one of the reasons parents go nuts for their sons to play football.
Scanlon had his time in the NFL, but he is a vice-president for Stephens Inc. these days. He says that the words of Lou Holtz have proven true again and again.
(Broadcast November 10, 2006)