College Football Coaches in Alma Mater Tournament


GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Some $275,000 in scholarships will be on the line when 12 college coaches -- including Georgia's Mark Richt and Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey -- are paired with celebrities from their schools in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl Alma Mater golf tournament on May 1.
Among the celebrity alumni scheduled to compete in the event at Reynolds Plantation are Herschel Walker, who will be paired with Richt, and Jon Barry, who will play with Gailey.
Among the other prominent college football coaches in the field are new Alabama coach Nick Saban, who will be paired with former Crimson Tide standout Cornelius Bennett; South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, who will play with singer Darius Rucker of the rock group Hootie and the Blowfish; Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, who will play with Dell Curry and Auburn's Tommy Tuberville, who is paired with Pat Sullivan, the former Auburn quarterback and assistant coach and current Samford coach.
Other pairings include: Maryland's Ralph Friedgen, the former Georgia Tech assistant, will play with Scott Van Pelt; SMU's Matt Doherty, who will play with Eric Dickerson; San Diego State's Chuck Long, who will play with Marshall Faulk; Houston's Tom Penders, who will play with Clyde Drexler; Southern Cal's Ted Tollner, who will play with Marcus Allen; and Jim Grobe of Wake Forest will join broadcaster Billy Packer.
The event is free and open to the public. It will be taped and televised by CBS on Christmas Day.
'We couldn't be happier with this field of golfers,' said Chick Fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan. 'Not only do we have some great coaches, we've got some pretty good golfers in the group and all of them are very competitive. This should make for an incredible and entertaining round.'
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