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Tw1st3d
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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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The front steps of Coleman would be a good spot


So we need another reason to not replace Coleman?


MoarKilometers
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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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So we need another reason to not replace Coleman?

I just assumed he meant Coleman 2.0 We would normally start off our weight room days with a lap or 2 around Coleman. Even 20 years ago at 5:30 am... it looked liked it needed to go.


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Cobrasize
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Birmingham
Member since Jun 2013
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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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I'm not big on a statue, but definitely in favor of a jersey/number retirement, ring of honor, hall of fame type thing.


I don’t like statues for players or retiring numbers but a ring of honor or a players hall of fame would be great


Cobrasize
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Birmingham
Member since Jun 2013
40458 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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The front steps of Coleman would be a good spot


Rumor is they held secret KKK meetings at Coleman until the Wimp days. I believe it should be torn down


Robot Santa
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
George Wallace was governor when they were building Coleman, therefore it must be destroyed.


phil4bama
Alabama Fan
Emerald Coast of PCB
Member since Jul 2011
8793 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
Remember, Coleman isn't even named for a Bama great. Instead of a statue, do you think Hudson Coliseum would be appropriate? Or maybe some segment of the building be named for him? I'm not sure what to do for Wilbur in return.


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SummerOfGeorge
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DeKalb
Member since Jul 2013
65891 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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I don’t like statues for players or retiring numbers but a ring of honor or a players hall of fame would be great


I really like this idea - make it an Athletics hall of fame


SummerOfGeorge
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DeKalb
Member since Jul 2013
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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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Rumor is they held secret KKK meetings at Coleman until the Wimp days. I believe it should be torn down


I'm ALL IN on this strategy


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pvilleguru
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Member since Jun 2009
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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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make it an Athletics hall of fame
Just spitballing here, but what would the criteria be? Limit every sport to 1 player every year? Every other year? Would individual/team awards be a requirement to be eligible?


bogeypro
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Sep 2012
447 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
I'm against pandering. This looks like pandering. Don't put up shite.


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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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George Wallace was governor when they were building Coleman, therefore it must be destroyed.



I'll allow it.

Burn It Down


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armytide373
Alabama Fan
Member since May 2009
4987 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
I would be very happy for the build of the new Hudson-Newton Arena ("The Hud"), as well as the install of field turf to highlight the Wilbur Jackson Field unveiling.


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Evolved Simian
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Bushwood Country Club
Member since Sep 2010
16452 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?



I wonder if those things are still standing.

The Shaggy thread about them was one of the best. Maybe not UT Pimp quality, but damn close.

ETA - RIP Shaggybevo
This post was edited on 6/22 at 11:59 pm


crimsontater
Alabama Fan
Trenton GA
Member since Dec 2009
2767 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
i really don't remember wendell hudson's playing time at bama. i have since seen numerous videos of his importance in breaking the color barrier at bama.

wilbur jackson on the other hand, was one of my favorite bama greats!

so i'm good with whatever they want to do to honor these men. but i also would be ok with them honoring the first black baseball, swimming, track n field, name the sport athlete in the same fashion.


SummerOfGeorge
Alabama Fan
DeKalb
Member since Jul 2013
65891 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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I wonder if those things are still standing.



I actually saw that they repainted this a generic uniform and put it in a grocery store or something super random?


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SummerOfGeorge
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DeKalb
Member since Jul 2013
65891 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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Just spitballing here, but what would the criteria be? Limit every sport to 1 player every year? Every other year? Would individual/team awards be a requirement to be eligible?



I'm not sure - probably something pretty generic but that at least creates a high baseline, along with some flowery language that basically says "they were also good folks that are beloved".


pvilleguru
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Member since Jun 2009
55451 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
I'd say the inaugural class includes 15 athletes from every sport we've had more than 20 years. 5 athletes from every sport we've had less than 20 years.


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bamameister
Alabama Fan
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Member since May 2016
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re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
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i really don't remember wendell hudson's playing time at bama. i have since seen numerous videos of his importance in breaking the color barrier at Bama.

Wilbur Jackson on the other hand was one of my favorite Bama greats!


They both came in about the same time. And the speed in which our basketball and football teams changed for the better was like a sonic boom. Finally, we get the best athletes in the state and the entire decade of the 70s was a thing of beauty for our basketball and football success. I can't think of another decade that we were so feared in both sports at the same time.


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LovetheLord
Alabama Fan
The Ash Grove
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3466 posts

re: Thoughts on the University adding a statue of Wendell Hudson and Wilbur Jackson?
Would be great, especially Hudson. What an absolute class act.


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