Bill Curry knows greatness

posted by Eric Ringering - 

Bill Curry played for three of the greatest coaches in the history of football, Bobby Dodd, Vince Lombardi and Don Shula and he was a part of several of the greatest teams ever assembled. He joined Travis and Chad on Rip City Drive Friday to discuss his great football career.

Curry got to play alongside the great Johnny Unitas, and he said that one of his favorite moments of Unitas’ career occurred a few years earlier in the famous “Greatest game ever played.”

“He actually threw a pass down to the one yard line on that fateful drive and the reporter said, “Wasn’t that a risk?’ And his response was ‘It’s not a risk if you know what you’re doing.’ And I just thought, ‘It might be fun to hike the ball to that guy.’ I never dreamed for a minute that I would actually get to do that, but I did.”

Curry also talked about what it was like to go to college at Georgia Tech and play for the great Bobby Dodd.

“Coach Dodd made it very clear, if you’re at Georgia Tech, you’re going to get an education. We’re going to play great football, we’re going to win more games than we should because we’re going to be smarter than every one that we played, and we were stupid enough to believe that.”

Finally, he gave his thoughts on what makes a great football team.

“What is a great football team? A great football team is constituted by great leadership and a bunch of guys that refuse to let each other down.”

Take a listen to the fantastic interview below.

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