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How our green got mean by Rufus Coleman
Fall 2004      

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How Our Green Got Mean

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Several former North Texas athletes reunited at the annual Regions Bank Steel Curtain-Doomsday Golf Classic in Grand Prairie in June. Tournament proceeds went toward a memorial scholarship fund honoring Ron Shanklin, former Mean Green receiver and coach, who died in 2003. Here are a few of their memories we caught on tape:

Willie Davis ('68), basketball, 1964-68:

The Mean Green story

Joe Greene ('69), football, 1966-68:

Meeting the coach

The community car

Cedrick Hardman, football, 1966-69:

The training table

1,000 jungle beasts

Glen Holloway, football, 1966-69:

Practicing against Joe and Cedrick

40-year friendships

The Rev. Victor Williams ('68), football and track, 1966-68:

Eagles like to shoo-bop

"They checked on your grades"


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