Walden was head coach at Iowa State

by Johnny Buffalkill

2007/01/10 at 8:14 pm

Walden was head coach at Iowa State when I went there in the early nineties. He managed to get a pretty good recruit out of Miami named Troy Davis. Davis sat on the bench most of his freshman year, but one time late in the season he was allowed to touch the ball and ran about 99 yards for a touchdown (IIRC it was a kickoff return) ISU went 0-10-1 that year and Walden was let go. The next two seasons Davis rushed for over 2000 yards (each season), and remains the only DI running back to do that twice. You have to wonder about a coach who would bench a kid like that, but who knows, maybe the guy has finally figured out football.

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