Tim Brando Comes to Fort Walton Beach

Veteran sports broadcaster, sports talk show host Tim Brando to headline All Sports Fish Fry He’s affectionately referred to as “Timmy B,” and he affectionately refers to his broadcasting studio for The Tim Brando Show on Sirius XM Radio’s College Nation as “Chateau Brando.” On Feb. 12, 2015, All Sports [...]

January 26th, 2015|By Tom Brassell|

Catching up with Coach Bowden – Podcast Exclusive

We had the good fortune to catch up with Wuerffel Trophy National Selection Committee member Coach Bobby Bowden via phone recently. As is usually the case, after talking with Coach Bowden, we felt better and more energized than we did before we called him. The man is truly amazing! [...]

August 15th, 2014|By Tom Brassell|

Duke’s Dave Harding – A Man on a Mission….Literally

I first felt "it" about Dave Harding when I read his Wuerffel Trophy nomination form last October. It's the kind of stuff that you won't find on his Duke media bio. It resonated with me again when I saw the photo of him with the young boy in Ethiopia, the [...]

June 3rd, 2014|By Tom Brassell|

Coach Dale Brown Headlines 2014 College Basketball Hall of Fame Class

Wuerffel Trophy Selection Committee Member to be Inducted in November The spotlight has never scared Dale Brown.  In fact he relishes it.  But, while the Wuerffel Trophy voter isn't apprehensive about sharing the stage with notables such as Shaquille O'Neal, Grant Hill, Darrell Griffith and Gary Williams, he was a [...]

May 4th, 2014|By Tom Brassell|

Wuerffel Trophy Welcomes Ikard to the Family

Gabe Ikard’s “Wuerffel Week” got jump started much earlier than did the past winners. His journey began back on December 9th in New York City where he met Danny Wuerffel in person and learned that he’d won the prestigious Wuerffel Trophy. 2013 Wuerffel Trophy Winner Gabe Ikard with Hall [...]

February 25th, 2014|By Tom Brassell|

Gabe Ikard Being Told He’s 2013 Wuerffel Trophy Winner – PODCAST EXCLUSIVE

Danny Wuerffel poses with 2013 Wuerffel Trophy Winner Gabe Ikard of Oklahoma in New York City on December 9, 2013. Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard got the surprise of his life on the evening of Monday, December 9, 2013, downstairs at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. He walked [...]

December 30th, 2013|By Tom Brassell|

SportsCenter Calls!

It was a busy day on Monday, December 9, 2013 for Danny Wuerffel. Danny Wuerffel announcing the 2013 Heisman Trophy Finalists on SportsCenter on December 9, 2014. Welcoming the 2013 Wuerffel Trophy Winner, Gabe Ikard of Oklahoma in person, for starters. There also was a reception honoring him [...]

December 16th, 2013|By Tom Brassell|

What A Weekend! Danny Wuerffel Honored in Gainesville

Jessica and Danny Wuerffel It's a weekend to remember, that 3rd one in September each year. Sure, the Tennessee Vols are in town as they are this time of year bi-annually. But something else was brewing this year.  A soon to be College Football Hall of Famer, returned [...]

October 3rd, 2013|By Tom Brassell|

“Sometimes Dreams Really Do Come True” – Some quality time with Mike Gottfried

When spending the morning with Mike Gottfried in his office in Mobile, Alabama, the topics of conversation included college football, his former broadcasting colleagues and the Wuerffel Trophy. He was a very successful Division I coach at Cincinnati, Kansas and Pittsburgh, and then was an acclaimed college football analyst for [...]

September 4th, 2013|By Tom Brassell|

“Powerful Left Leg and a Big Heart to Serve”

Where would be a fitting place to catch up with a retired punter with quite a resume?  The practice field?  A locker room? How about a retail golf store? But, of course! Punting and kicking are a lot like golf, as we'd soon learn. 2006 Wuerffel Trophy Nominee, Pittsburgh [...]

August 21st, 2013|By Tom Brassell|
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