Joe B. Hall earns fame in own right

Joe B. Hall - photo by Tammie Brown |
Joe B. Hall – photo by Tammie Brown |

The circumstances and pressure to win a national championship in 1978 would have engulfed most coaches.

The Cats had gone an unheard of 20 years since claiming a title, but spent nearly the entire season atop the polls with an experienced, talented, senior-laden squad.

Head coach was in his sixth year following the legendary Adolph Rupp, who had led the Cats to four championships in an 11-season span between 1948 and 1958.

If Hall was to ever win a title, ’78 was to be the year.

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