LSU football is the No. 1 topic of discussion every day on SEC Country’s One Team, One Podcast. Host Carter ‘The Power” Bryant centered his focus on legendary LSU and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Yelberton Abraham Tittle, who passed away at the age of 90. Bryant is joined by Tittle’s 1947 All-SEC guard and World War II veteran Wren Worley. Then, ESPN’s Seth Wickersham, who’s 2014 feature of Tittle he considers his favorite work ever, hops on to share his thoughts on the Tigers gunslinger.
Wren Worley loved Y.A. Tittle
Worley, a recent inductee to the Union County Sports Hall of Fame, was a member of the famous LSU 1947 Cotton Bowl team that played Arkansas in the Ice Bowl. He and Tittle were two of four members from the Tigers that were on the 1947 All-SEC team.
Worley shared fond memories of his former dorm roommate, including a hilarious story of Tittle’s pants falling down in a game and how great of a person he was on and off the field.
Seth Wickersham’s masterpiece
Wickersham’s 2014 feature on Tittle is a treasure piece of feature writing. He was already battling dementia, but Wickersham tells Bryant it never felt like it.
Wickersham says he would have loved to introduce his family to Tittle. He raved of his humility, as it was hard to get him to chat about his illustrious pro football career. There was also a dark period where Tittle struggled with walking away from the game.
Tittle is most known for an iconic photo of his bloodied head. However, Wickersham says this photo of an elder Tittle sitting in Tiger Stadium sits in his office.
Y.A. Tittle is famous for *that* picture, but this is my favorite one, framed on my desk, taken by his son-in-law, Steve de Laet. pic.twitter.com/7l5auLVehi
— Seth Wickersham (@SethWickersham) October 9, 2017
Ed Orgeron press conference
Orgeron had his weekly press conference, where he shared some pleasant thoughts about Tittle. Bryant discussed what he learned about O’s thoughts on the win over Florida and how he views Auburn for Saturday’s tilt in Tiger Stadium.
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