It is the fickle nature of the coaching profession that one can be fired from his dream job and a few years later, without coaching another game, be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.
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ENSHRINEMENT AT A GLANCE
What: College Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony for 24 former players and coaches
When; where: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Tickets: Sold out
Internet: ESPN3 (starting at 7:30 p.m.)
Former players being enshrined: Charles Alexander, RB, LSU, 1975-78; Otis Armstrong, RB, Purdue, 1970-72; Steve Bartkowski, QB, California, 1972-74; Hal Bedsole, SE, USC, 1961-63; Dave Casper, TE, Notre Dame, 1971-73; Ty Detmer, QB, BYU, 1988-91; Shelby Jordan, LB, Washington University (St. Louis), 1969-72; Tommy Kramer, QB, Rice, 1973-76; Joe Micchia, QB, Westminster College (Pa.), 1987-89; Art Monk, WR, Syracuse, 1976-79; Greg Myers, DB, Colorado State, 1992-95; Jonathan Ogden, OT, UCLA, 1992-95; Gabe Rivera, DT, Texas Tech, 1979-82; Art Shell, OT, Maryland Eastern Shore, 1964-67; Mark Simoneau, LB, Kansas State, 1996-99; Scott Thomas, DB, Air Force, 1982-85; Jeff Wittman, FB, Ithaca College (N.Y.), 1989-92; and John Wooten, OG, Colorado, 1956-58.
Former coaches being enshrined: Frank Cignetti, Indiana (Pa.), 1986-2005; James “Boots” Donnelly, Austin Peay, 1977-78, Middle Tennessee State, 1979-98; Jess Dow, Southern Connecticut State, 1948-65; Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee, 1992-2008), Jimmy Johnson, Oklahoma State, 1979-83, Miami, 1984-88; and R.C. Slocum, Texas A&M, 1989-2002.