Coach Roy Barron

LD reminisces with his high school coach. Our Living Legend talks about football, coaching and the effect integration had on high school sports.

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Coach Roy Barron


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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Coach Roy Barron 

Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.

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I have a someone here that’s I don’t even know where to start at. It’s it’s a joy. When I ran into him several weeks ago with he and his lovely wife, someone I’ve been knowing from my high school days, 44 to 40, 45 years. That means he got old. I have the great coach, Roy L. Barron. Welcome to Count Time, Coach.

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Well. Thank you, Lyman. That’s awful nice of you to say those things, but let me tell you how honored I am that you thought enough of me to bring me in, because I’ve heard some of your guests that you’ve interviewed, and those are first class people. So I’m truly humbled and honored.

No, Coach, you are first class. first class because our history I am so full of joy and I’m so excited when you called me on that day and made that connection. Really, it’s just for you to be here today. All the guests I had, I’m thankful, appreciative of all the wonderful people have been on the show. But this here is even that much more special because you can take me and so many other back to the days of Franklin Senior High School.

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Well, let me say this about Franklin Senior High, and I don’t know how many of your listeners know this, but Franklin has put out a number of really, really good football players, which some of them have wound up here at LSU, which I go back with. The first one I was associated with was a young man by the name of Clinton Burrel, Harrison Came,Then you Leonard Marshall, who I don’t know if you’re oh, how can I forget the TV man? That’s what your Dan Bornet called the TV man. He should have been on TV. Greg Bowser Could play pretty good.Well, like I said, all you guys could play. If you wouldn’t have been able to play, you wouldn’t have been up here.