Over The Top: Freshman Bo Jackson Turns Auburn Into a Contender

Posted by Michael Abbott on August-1-2009 Add Comments

Bo over the top. To a Auburn fan no explanation is needed. It was the best single play Bo Jackson ever made at Auburn. Although no one knew at the time,  that one yard leap turned Auburn into a force in the SEC.

If you're not a Auburn fan let me give you a little back story.

Auburn just hired a little known coach named Pat Dye. Dye came to Auburn with a good win-loss record but not at a big conference school. He coached at East Carolina and Wyoming. But, he was a Georgia grad and was a assistant under Bear Bryant. That would pay dividends.

Bo Jackson was a senior at McAdory the year Dye was in his first year at Auburn. Auburn and Alabama both recruited Bo. Bo wasn't considered the best RB in the state but both...

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