Thursday, October 04, 2007

Dude Committee Hall of Fame Inductee: Fred Goldsmith



Others may disparage Fred Goldsmith's play-calling; certain DudeSpin Hall of Shame Soon-to-be Inductees may terminate his contract way too prematurely, but DudeSpin would be proud to sprint onto the field at Wally Wade under the guidance of this former Airborne coach and icon.

Indeed, no one more personified Airborne's grit and pluck (a necessity when competing with lesser talent) than the methodical teacher and a builder of defenses and programs. Goldsmith twice won national coach of the year honors at schools that are more associated with Mr. Rhodes than Mr. Heisman.

Indeed, perhaps the best gift ever exchanged between Dude Committee members was the miniature Duke football helmet signed with love by Coach Goldsmith.

Coach, that evil Mr. Alleva may not have allowed you to coach the most talented group of players you've ever had in their senior season - but DudeSpin will. You finished the 2000 season 7-4, and played in the Aloha Bowl in Honolulu.

Congratulations Coach Goldsmith, DudeSpin will create Wikipedia entries for you, and we will honor you as a member of the initial class inducted into the Dude Committee Hall of Fame.

5 comments:

Head Dude said...

Damn, I went back and read that column I wrote in '98 that the Dude linked on Wikipedia and I must say that was probably my favorite piece of work ... and 10 years later doesn't it still ring true?

The Franchise said...

That entry would get flagged for its bias for sure... except that no one but us is likely to read it!

ThadisRad said...

I best enjoy the paragraph that refers to BJ Hill and D Bryant as program-saving messiahs. Oh well...

Head Dude said...

The Dude chose a most appropriate picture of Fred for the entry -- notice that behind him sit a full stadium of Duke fans dressed in blue. Anybody seen that in Wallace Wade since 1998?

The Franchise said...

Only if the opposing team's color was primarily blue!