20 years ago............

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  1. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 1,000+ Posts

    we lost Cole Pittman, he was a star here in Shreveport at Evangel before heading to UT as one of Mack's prized signings.........have done business with his Dad Marc and brother Chase (who started at UT before heading to LSU).......they are both quality people! I copied this from Billy Dales Facebook page.

    It has been 20 years :

    Marc Pittman (Cole's father )will leave his home in Shreveport, La., this morning to honor an anniversary.
    He'll pick up some fried chicken — his oldest son's favorite — maybe a bouquet of flowers, and then drive 45 miles to the tiny town of Dubberly, La.
    As he does every Feb. 26, the father will have lunch with his oldest son, Cole Pittman, the former Texas Longhorns defensive tackle who came to UT in 1999 as one of coach Mack Brown's prized recruits.
    Cole died in a one-car accident. He is buried near other Pittmans, including his grandparents, two aunts and an uncle, at Fellowship Cemetery, an area tucked away in the muffled quiet of the pine and oak trees off of State Road 531.
    His headstone is engraved with the century-old words of poet Bessie Stanley: "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much whose life was an inspiration, whose memory is a benediction." At the foot of the grave is a smaller stone marker, with the words "My son, my son, my son," what Marc kept repeating in amazement after his wife, Judy, gave birth to Cole.

    Cole Pittman
     
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  2. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

     
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  3. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    The game at DKR vs North Carolina on Sept. 8, 2001, was dedicated to Cole. The last TD of the day for the Horns made the score 44-14 with less than a minute left in the game. Major pointed out that the Horns' score was the same as Cole's jersey number. So, the Horns lined up as if going for 2, Major took a knee to leave the 44 on the scoreboard.
     
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  4. Driver 8

    Driver 8 smoooove

    I remember watching the play and at the time I didn't understand what was going on. Why go for two here? and then why is Major kneeling? Somebody explained it to me right after
     
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  5. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Was at that game and wondered ‘what the heck” at the time, got chills when I heard the announcer. Felt real good!
     
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  6. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I happened to be passing by the campus with a couple hours to wait for a dinner meeting when his service at Bass was taking place. I walked in late and sat in the back. For all of the **** I gave Mack in his waning years about his inability to coach the team on the field, he sure knew how to get a message across. His speech/eulogy at the service was moving and you could really tell that the team was more than just a job to him.

    I also knew that Chase Pittman would be a Horn after that service. It was a shame that it didn't work out for him at Texas, but I was happy for his successes at LSU.
     
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