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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 03:37:24 pm »

Rest in Peace Sir.. Look down upon us.. WPS
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 03:45:22 pm »

RIP Smackover.
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 03:46:09 pm »

RIP
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 04:18:00 pm »

My parents met at the U of A after WWII - dad was a veteran from Texas, Mom just out of HS (from Little Rock). Mom was friends with Leslie Hampton, who was Miss Arkansas and the reason that Scott transferred from Navy (where he played the first two years of his career). Clyde escorted her on campus when she came through on her way to the Miss America pageant, and when they married, he transferred to the U of A. There, Mom and Dad got to know them and sometimes double dated with them.

I got the Razorback "bug" from Dad, even though I grew up in Texas. He regaled me with stories of Clyde's exploits on the field. Told me he (Clyde) was the best football player he ever saw in person. Dad maintained that until Matt Jones came along. Both Dad and I had huge "man crushes" on Matt, as a football player. We loved watching every game he played in, because you never knew what play he might do something no one else could do. Same as Clyde, according to Dad.

Wish I had been able to see him play, back in the day.

RIP, "Smackover".

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Re: Clyde "Smackover" Scot dead at 93
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 05:24:49 pm »

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Re: Clyde "Smackover" Scot dead at 93
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 05:40:01 pm »

RIP Clyde...  you were a big time Razorback....
Quite possibly the first big-time Razorback!

Rest in Peace!
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Re: Clyde "Smackover" Scot dead at 93
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 05:41:40 pm »

Very sad news. One of the best. I wonder if he wasn't the first Olympic medal winner from Arkansas?

Update. No it was James Rector in 1908.
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Re: Clyde "Smackover" Scot dead at 93
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 05:51:39 pm »

Clyde Scott help put Arkansas on the map in football. 

Fix the spelling of his name OP, he was from Smackover not Edinburgh.
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 06:26:56 pm »

I have seen a rare color film of the 1946 Arkansas-Texas game featuring Smackover Scott. He was incredibly fast for his time and set a U of A record of 9.4 seconds in the 100 yard dash. The world record at that time was 9.3. The man could motor.
http://www.nwahomepage.com/sports/razorback-nation/smackover-scott-passes-at-93-a-razorback-legend/946075018
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 07:15:45 pm »

1 of the greatest to ever wear that Razorback uniform. May he rest in peace! He lived a very long life.
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Re: Clyde "Smackover" Scot dead at 93
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 07:24:31 pm »

Clyde Scott help put Arkansas on the map in football. 

Fix the spelling of his name OP, he was from Smackover not Edinburgh.

Thanks
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Re: Clyde "Smackover" Scott dead at 93
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 07:57:42 pm »

Lived a couple of houses down from Mr and Mrs Scott in Walton Heights when I was little...Wonderful people!
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Re: Clyde "Smackover" Scott dead at 93
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 08:48:23 pm »

RIP sir
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 09:07:40 pm »

Interesting story that he gave up his #12 number so Steve Little could have it.
Kind of a lesser known story.
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 09:11:42 pm »

wow.  im from down here and hadnt heard that he passed. RIP
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 09:43:34 pm »

Bo opened his show today with the Announcement and SEC Country reported it less than a hour later!
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 10:27:25 pm »

A titan in Arkansas sports. Rest in peace.
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 09:07:35 am »

My Late Grandfather said he was the best RB the Hogs had till Jerry Eckwood.
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 11:09:53 am »

As GREAT an athlete and player as CS was, he was an even better person (if that's possible). I had the great privilege having worked with him professionally for several years "back in the day". He was as humble and kind as any one you'd ever want to meet. He was truly exceptional in every way imaginable. I mourn his passing.  :'(
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 11:14:43 am »

Never heard a bad word about Mr. Scott.
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 12:20:22 pm »

Never heard a bad word about Mr. Scott.
Wouldn't make a bad epitaph for him......or anyone of us for that matter.  :)
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Re: Razorback legend Clyde Smackover Scott dead at 93
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 05:17:27 pm »

Surely they'll do something—maybe including a video?—at one of the early home games this year.
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SIAP- Razorback legend Clyde Scott passes away at 93
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 07:39:20 pm »

Per saturday down south
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Re: SIAP- Razorback legend Clyde Scott passes away at 93
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2018, 07:40:12 pm »

RIP Big Clyde
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