The first and only joint interview of living legends Mike Williams and Lora Hinton the first Black football players in LSU history a Count Time Podcast exclusive.
Interview with Lora Hinton and Mike Williams
The first and only joint interview of living legends Mike Williams and Lora Hinton the first Black football players in LSU history a Count Time Podcast exclusive. Great stories about what it was like to integrate the program, outcomes of their experiences and the life long relationships they made.
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Lora Hinton and Mike Williams
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 formerly named Lyman white. Thank you for joining us today.
Today. Men and women. Ladies, we got two very, very special men here today. We are fortunate us, fortunate enough to have two living Legends. We are among greatness in here today. We are here with the two dear friends, former great athletes of the LSU Fighting Tigers. We have here today. We have the new LSU hall of Famer. Mr.Lora Hinton. Welcome to Count Time, Mr. Hinton.
Thank you, sir. It’s my pleasure to be here.
And we got another dear friend, his former teammate. They arrived to LSU at the same time. We have a great man here. Former San Diego Charger, first round draft pick. We have nine time all pro Mike Williams. Thank you, Mike. Welcome to Count Time.
Thank you. Thank you.
That’s why you all are living ledges here today. Thank you, too. Truly living legends. That’s the pre game LSU Tiger fight song. Oh how appropriate with two of the originals. Two original OGS. No, I got two OTS original Tigers here. I got the first two LSU Tigers. We want to welcome you again to Count Time. And I’m excited we couldn’t get Mike to Baton Rouge. So, Lora, I decided we coming to Mike. Mike, thank you for welcoming us to your home thank you.
You are very welcome, LSU and everybody for having us.
You’re welcome, Mike. We’re just excited about being here now. We ain’t got no kind of format here today. We going to just have some fun. We want to get some history, some stories we know both of your great storytellers, right?
So we want to talk about in the past, it has been 45 years, 45 for sure. You all finished in 1975. So it’s been at least 45, 46 years since you all sat down and talk about your experience at Lsu in an interview together. This is the first time this kind of a dialogue? We got to bring up some good stuff that we need to talk about.
What year did you all arrive to LSU?
In the fall of 1971 We set foot on campus at LSU. It was an exciting time. A lot of anticipation of what it would be like. There was a lot of excitement among the LSU team, welcoming the first black athletes on the football team. And the whole atmosphere was exciting coming in.
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