Mullie Lenoir

Bertram Earl "Mullie" Lenoir (January 19, 1897 – May 11, 1979) was a college football player and coach. Lenoir was an All-Southern[1] running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama, and coached both the Georgetown Tigers and Bluefield Rams.

Mullie Lenoir
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Lenoir at Alabama
Biographical details
BornJanuary 19, 1897
Marlin, Texas
DiedMay 11, 1979 (aged 82)
Hamilton County, Tennessee
Playing career
1917Alabama
1919–1920Alabama
Position(s)Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1929–1940Bluefield
Head coaching record
Overall79–18–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 Southeastern Junior College (1929–1931, 1933)
Awards
2x All-Southern (1919, 1920)

Playing career

Lenoir was in the Alabama backfield with Riggs Stephenson, coached by Xen C. Scott. The 1919 team lost only to Vanderbilt and officially shares a title with Auburn. Auburn's only loss was also to Vandy, but the game was closer. Lenoir scored three touchdowns in the Birmingham-Southern game that year, the first ever meeting between the two schools,[2] and four touchdowns against Sewanee. He weighed 144 pounds.

Coaching career

Lenoir was the newly elected from coach of the Georgetown Tigers freshman team in 1925.[3] He coached there three years.[4]

From 1929 to 1940, Lenoir was coach of the Bluefield Rams football team. During his span the Rams had a win-loss-tie record of 79–18–2, including a 9–0 1933 campaign.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "All-Southern Elevens". Spalding Football Guide. 1920, 1921. pp. 41, 69, 27, 67. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. ^ "Panther warriors lose to University". The Montgomery Advertiser. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. October 5, 1919. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Georgetown, Ky, August 6" (PDF). Boone County Recorder. August 20, 1925.
  4. ^ a b Rev. David M. Armbrister. Lighthouse on the Hill: The Bluefield College Story.
  5. ^ Chris Shoemaker. "Who Will Be the Next Coach Mullie Lenoir?".

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1917 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1917 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1917 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 25th overall and 22nd season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Thomas Kelley, in his third year, and played their home games at University Field in Tuscaloosa, at Rickwood Field in Birmingham and at Soldiers Field in Montgomery, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins, two losses and one tie (5–2–1 overall, 3–1–1 in the SIAA).

1919 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1919 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1919 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 26th overall and 23rd season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Xen C. Scott, in his first year, and played their home games at University Field in Tuscaloosa and at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and one loss (8–1 overall, 6–1 in the SIAA).

After not fielding a team for the 1918 season due to the effects of World War I, in May 1919 Xen C. Scott was hired to serve as head coach of the Crimson Tide. Alabama then opened the season with four consecutive shutout victories at University Field in Tuscaloosa. After Scott defeated Birmingham–Southern in his debut as Crimson Tide head coach, the next week he defeated Ole Miss for his first SIAA victory. After a pair of blowout victories over both Howard and the Marion Military Institute, Alabama defeated Sewanee 40–0 in what was the most anticipated game of the season at Rickwood Field.

After the Sewanee win, Alabama traveled to Nashville where they lost their only game of the season against Vanderbilt 16–12. After the loss, the Crimson Tide rebounded with wins at LSU and Georgia and at Birmingham over Mississippi A&M on Thanksgiving to close the season.

1919 College Football All-Southern Team

The 1919 College Football All-Southern Team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-Southern Teams selected by various organizations for the 1919 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season.

Auburn won the SIAA championship. Even though Centre went undefeated, there were questions over professionalism.

1919 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

The 1919 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association as part of the 1919 college football season. The season began on September 27.

Auburn was widely regarded as the SIAA champion, though Centre was undefeated in all its games. Both claim titles. For defeating Tech and due to charges of professionalism aimed at Centre, as Fuzzy Woodruff recalls "Auburn claimed it. "We defeated Tech" said Auburn. "Yes, but we defeated you" said Vanderbilt. "Yes", said Alabama, "but Tech, Tulane ,and Tennessee took your measure. We defeated Georgia Tech, who tied Tulane, so we are champions...The newspapers, however, more or less generally supported the claim of Auburn..."

1920 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1920 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1920 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 27th overall and 24th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Xen C. Scott, in his second year, and played their home games at University/Denny Field in Tuscaloosa and at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1 overall, 6–1 in the SIAA). This marked the first ten win season in the history of Alabama football. Starting with Scott, every Alabama coach has won ten games in a season at least once, with the exception of Jennings B. Whitworth.

Alabama opened the season with six consecutive shutout victories over the Southern Military Academy, Marion Military Institute, Birmingham–Southern, Mississippi College, Howard, and Sewanee. In their seventh game against Vanderbilt Alabama allowed its first touchdown of the season, but won 14–7 after the Commodores threw an interception on a fourth and goal from the three-yard line in the fourth quarter.

After their shutout victory over LSU on what was the first homecoming game played at Alabama, the Crimson Tide lost their only game of the season at Atlanta against Georgia. The Bulldogs did not score on offense but won 21–14 after touchdowns were scored on a fumble return, a blocked punt return and a blocked field goal return. The loss snapped Alabama's then school-record 11-game winning streak. Alabama won their final two games against Mississippi A&M and in Cleveland at Case and finished the season 10–1.

1920 College Football All-Southern Team

The 1920 College Football All-Southern Team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-Southern Teams selected by various organizations for the 1920 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season.

Georgia and Georgia Tech both had claims to the SIAA championship.

1920 Georgia Bulldogs football team

The 1920 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1920 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Bulldogs had an 8–0–1 record, outscored opponents 250–17, and were also co-champion of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, with in-state rival Georgia Tech as well as Tulane, which were also undefeated in conference play.

Georgia gave Furman the team's only loss, and did the same to Alabama in the year's biggest win. This was the Georgia Bulldogs' first season under the guidance of head coach Herman Stegeman and the team's second undefeated season in its history (first since 1896 under Pop Warner). The Bulldogs were retroactively awarded a national championship by Clyde Berryman.

History of Alabama Crimson Tide football

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team represents the University of Alabama in American football.

List of Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterbacks

This is a list of every Alabama Crimson Tide football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

Alabama quarterbacks have played prominent roles in American society off the gridiron as well. Both Farley Moody and Charlie Joplin died while serving in the First World War.

M. L. Shearer

Marshall Livingston Shearer Sr. (August 30, 1901 – May 13, 1964) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at New River State College—now known as West Virginia University Institute of Technology—in Montgomery, West Virginia for one season, in 1934, compiling a record of 0–5.He was previously the head coach at Concord University where he had a 1–12–2 record from 1930 to 1931, and he also coached for one year at Bluefield College in 1926 with a 1–3–1 record.

After that, he was a head coach at Graham High School in Bluefield, Virginia where he coached future college and pro football Hall of Fame member Bill Dudley .

Shearer was born in Wayne County, Kentucky in 1901 and died in North Charleston, South Carolina 1964.At Centre College, he was a part of the football team, a teammate of Red Roberts.

Mike Gravier

Mike Gravier (born September 27, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He played college football at Grand Valley State University and is currently an associate coach at North Park University. Gravier is known for significant success as a coach with upstart Malone, having successfully led the team to significant victories early in the history of the program at a time when other peer programs were well-established, including a NAIA playoff appearance in the program's third year.

Mitchell Stadium

Mitchell Stadium is a 10,000 seat stadium in Bluefield, West Virginia. It was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1935, and is located in Bluefield's city park that straddles the West Virginia–Virginia state line.

The facility now serves as the home football field for the public high schools of Bluefield and its twin city of the same name in Virginia—Bluefield High School in West Virginia and Graham High School in Virginia. The stadium is in West Virginia, unlike the neighboring Bowen Field baseball park, which is in Virginia. This means that Graham High School High School is unique among American high schools in that its home football games are actually played in another state. The stadium is actually, however, closer to the Graham High School building than the Bluefield High School building.

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