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2012 College Football Hall Of Fame Inductees: Jimmy Johnson, Phillip Fulmer In

The College Football Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 list of inductees, with Tommie Frazier and Orlando Pace among the most disappointing near-misses.

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College Football Hall Of Fame Class 2012: Phillip Fulmer And Jimmy Johnson, But No Tommie Frazier

The College Football Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 inductees, with 14 players and three coaches set for enshrinement in South Bend on Dec. 4. Jimmy Johnson, R.C. Slocum and Phillip Fulmer are your coaching inductees, while all-time greats Orlando Pace and Tommie Frazier have again failed to make it in.

From the list of 84 candidates that did not include Howard Schnellenberger, Erk Russell or Joe Montana due to arbitrary rules (coaches must hit a certain career winning percentage, and players must have been elected first-team All-American), the 2012 Hall of Fame class:

Last year's class was headlined by Michigan Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr, Florida St. Seminoles cornerback Deion Sanders, and Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Russell Maryland. Here's a list of all previous inductees, while we're at it.

National Football Foundation reps and Bartkowski also introduced the list by talking up the Hall's pending move from South Bend to Atlanta by the fourth quarter of 2014. There had been some dispute on just when the Hall would head South, but there's the official target.

While we’re here, let’s watch some college football videos from SB Nation’s new YouTube channel together:


College Football Hall Of Fame 2012: Jimmy Johnson Finally Selected

The College Football Hall of Fame will announce its 2012 inductees at 11:30 a.m. ET, but we now already know two of the names to be called. ESPN announced BYU Cougars quarterback Ty Detmer Monday night, and now multiple Miami Hurricanes outlets are reporting former coach Jimmy Johnson has made it in.

Johnson took over Howard Schnellenberger's out-of-nowhere South Beach tyrant and turned it into college football's biggest bad guy, storming to a national title and nearly two others in his five seasons before leaving for the Dallas Cowboys, where he won two Super Bowls. He also had three winning seasons in five years with the Oklahoma St. Cowboys, back when that wasn't so easy to do.

In total, he went 81-34-3 at the college level and remains one of the most memorable coaches ever. Sort of hard to believe he wasn't already in, but as of this writing, neither are Tommie Frazier or Schnellenberger himself, so.


College Football Hall Of Fame 2012: Ty Detmer In On First Ballot

Former BYU Cougars quarterback Ty Detmer has been announced as the first member of the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class. The rest of the lot won't be unveiled until Tuesday morning, but for some reason one of them was announced Monday afternoon. I don't know.

Detmer is the seventh BYU player to make the Hall, and the fifth quarterback. He won the 1990 Heisman Trophy, along with pretty much every other available award that year, while setting NCAA records and leading the Cougars to a major upset win against the No. 1 and defending champ Miami Hurricanes. He finished with NCAA records in many major categories, including passing yards, quarterback rating and touchdowns.

This was Detmer's first appearance on the ballot, meaning he's done something Nebraska Cornhuskers legend Tommie Frazier wasn't able to do. Frazier, also, remains in this year's list of candidates at large.

For more on Cougars football, visit BYU blog Vanquish The Foe.


2012 College Football Hall Of Fame Inductees: Watch Announcement Live Online

The College Football Hall of Fame's 2012 class, which should include Tommie Frazier and Orlando Pace, among others, will be announced May 15 at 11:30 a.m. ET. You can watch a live stream on the web at the National Football Foundation's YouTube channel or at ESPN3.com.

Here's the full list of candidates, including 76 players and eight coaches but no Erk Russell or Howard Schnellenberger due to arbitrary winning percentage rules:

1. Trev Alberts Nebraska Linebacker 1990-93
2. Charles Alexander LSU Running Back 1975-78
3. Erick Anderson Michigan Linebacker 1988-91
4. Otis Armstrong Purdue Running Back 1970-72
5. Steve Bartkowski California Quarterback 1972-74
6. Hal Bedsole Southern California Split End 1961-63
7. Bob Berry Oregon Quarterback 1962-64
8. Brian Bosworth Oklahoma Linebacker 1984-86
9. Bob Breunig Arizona State Linebacker 1972-74
10. Ted Brown North Carolina State Tailback 1975-78
11. Tedy Bruschi Arizona Defensive End 1992-95
12. Larry Burton Purdue Split End 1973-74
13. Dave Butz Purdue Defensive Tackle 1970-72
14. Mark Carrier Southern California Defensive Back 1987-89
15. Dave Casper Notre Dame Tight End 1971-73
16. Marco Coleman Georgia Tech Linebacker 1989-91
17. Marv Cook Iowa Tight End 1985-88
18. Paul Crane Alabama Center / Linebacker 1963-65
19. Eric Crouch Nebraska Quarterback 1998-01
20. Randall Cunningham Nevada-Las Vegas Punter 1982-84
21. Ty Detmer BYU Quarterback 1988-91
22. Eric Dickerson Southern Methodist Running Back 1979-82
23. D.J. Dozier Penn State Running Back 1983-86
24. Jumbo Elliott Michigan Offensive Tackle 1984-87
25. Dave Foley Ohio State Offensive Tackle 1966-68
26. Tommie Frazier Nebraska Quarterback 1992-95
27. Joe Garten Colorado Offensive Guard 1987-90
28. Willie Gault Tennessee Wide Receiver 1979-82
29. Kirk Gibson Michigan State Wide Receiver 1975-78
30. Charlie Gogolak Princeton Placekicker 1963-65
31. Jerry Gray Texas Defensive Back 1981-84
32. Joe Hamilton Georgia Tech Quarterback 1996-99
33. Al Harris Arizona State Defensive End 1975-78
34. Leotis Harris Arkansas Offensive Guard 1974-77
35. Bobby Humphrey Alabama Running Back 1985-88
36. Raghib Ismail Notre Dame Wide Receiver 1988-90
37. Dick Jauron Yale Running Back 1970-72
38. Tommy Kramer Rice Quarterback 1973-76
39. Tim Krumrie Wisconsin Defensive Lineman 1979-83
40. Greg Lewis Washington Running Back 1987-90
41. Jess Lewis Oregon State Defensive Tackle 1966-67, 1969
42. Robert Lytle Michigan Running Back 1974-76
43. Bobby Majors Tennessee Defensive Back 1969-71
44. Duncan McColl Stanford Defensive End 1973-76
45. Bob McKay Texas Offensive Tackle 1968-69
46. George Mira Miami (Fla.) Quarterback 1961-63
47. Art Monk Syracuse Wide Receiver 1976-79
48. Greg Myers Colorado State Defensive Back 1992-95
49. Paul Naumoff Tennessee Linebacker 1964-66
50. Tom Nowatzke Indiana Fullback 1961-64
51. Jonathan Ogden UCLA Offensive Tackle 1992-95
52. Jim Otis Ohio State Fullback 1967-69
53. Orlando Pace Ohio State Offensive Tackle 1994-96
54. Paul Palmer Temple Running Back 1983-86
55. Anthony Poindexter Virginia Defensive Back 1995-98
56. Gabe Rivera Texas Tech Defensive Lineman 1979-82
57. Ron Rivera California Linebacker 1980-83
58. Willie Roaf Louisiana Tech Offensive Lineman 1990-92
59. Mike Ruth Boston College Nose Guard 1982-85
60. Jim Seymour Notre Dame Wide Receiver 1966-68
61. Sterling Sharpe South Carolina Wide Receiver 1984-87
62. Rod Shoate Oklahoma Linebacker 1972-74
63. Mark Simoneau Kansas State Linebacker 1996-99
64. Percy Snow Michigan State Linebacker 1986-89
65. Matt Stinchcomb Georgia Offensive Tackle 1995-98
66. Vinny Testaverde Miami (Fla.) Quarterback 1982, 1984-86
67. Scott Thomas Air Force Safety 1982-85
68. Derrick Thomas Alabama Linebacker 1985-88
69. Dennis Thurman Southern California Defensive Back 1974-77
70. Don Trull Baylor Quarterback 1961-63
71. Wesley Walls Mississippi Tight End 1985-88
72. Lorenzo White Michigan State Running Back 1984-87
73. Clarence Williams Washington State Running Back 1962-64
74. Steve Wisniewski Penn State Offensive Guard 1985-88
75. Scott Woerner Georgia Defensive Back 1977-80
76. Danny Wuerffel Florida Quarterback 1993-96

1. Jim Carlen West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South Carolina (1975-1981) 107-69-6 .604
2. Phillip Fulmer Tennessee (1992-2008) 152-52-0 .745
3. Wayne Hardin Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82) 118-74-5 .612
4. Jimmy Johnson Oklahoma State (1979-83), Miami, Fla. (1984-88) 81-34-3 .700
5. Bill McCartney Colorado (1982-94) 93-55-5 .624
6. Billy Jack Murphy Memphis (1958-71) 91-44-1 .673
7. Darryl Rogers Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State (1980-84) 129-84-7 .602
8. R.C. Slocum Texas A&M (1989-2002) 123-47-2 .721

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