Bo Jackson is arguably one of the greatest pure athletes of all-time. The speed, power, and agility he displayed are legendary. The July 12 Quick Kicks Podcast examines one of Bo’s earliest feats, focusing on the 1982 Iron Bowl, as Jackson led Auburn to a shocking victory over a heavily-favored Alabama squad. Mark Schofield and Chuck Zodda examine Jackson’s performance, including the game-winning play, “Bo Over the Tp”, as well as some of the other storylines present in this game, such as Bear Bryant’s last Iron Bowl and the growth of the Auburn program. Topics this show include:
- The storylines that drew Mark to this game, 34 years after it happened, and why he wanted to break down this meeting instead of other classic clashes (2:12)
- Whether Jackson stood out on tape even without trying to focus on him, and if the talent was that readily apparent (4:36)
- The difference in style compared to today’s college game, and the difference in watching two wishbone-based offenses compared to the spread attacks utilized currently (8:15)
- How coaches in the wishbone offense looked to get critical skill position players touches and in unique match-ups to take advantage of their skills (10:14)
- The springboard this game and play provided both for Jackson and the Auburn program (14:48)
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