One odious word explains objection to script about Duffy Daugherty

PHOTO: Duffy Daugherty with his 1966 team captains, College Football Hall of Famers Clinton Jones (L) and George Webster (R). By TOM SHANAHAN What if a movie with a doctored script depicted Michigan State College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy Daugherty using the N-word? Unaware viewers may take that as an accepted portrayal of Daugherty. That’s the concern of Jimmy Raye and Michigan State teammates who played on Daugherty’s ground-breaking 1960s teams. They were college football’s first…

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NFL 360 producing documentary on Jimmy Raye

-30- PHOTO: Tom Shanahan, NFL 360 director/producer Osahon Tongo, Edgar Farmer and Donald Raye. I invite you to visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN I enjoyed spending the day, Tuesday, November 22, at E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville, N.C., at the invitation of NFL 360 director/producer Osahon Tongo. He invited me down as the author of "Raye of Light" for interviews on a documentary on Jimmy Raye, Michigan's pioneering Black quarterback and pioneering Black coach in…

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Michigan State honoring Duffy Daugherty and his 1960s teams has Gene Smith as a unique supporter

PHOTO: Michigan State's Duffy Daugherty with his five two-time All-American players from the 1965-66 national title teams (L-R): Clinton Jones, Bob Apisa, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster. Tom Shanahan is an author and college football integration historian honored by the FWAA for his story on the 1962 Rose Bowl. *** Michigan State’s plans for a statue honoring Duffy Daugherty and his 1960s teams that led college football integration are still on the drawing board, but Ohio…

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