Episode 6 Concludes Season for Emmy Award-Winning Havoline Football Saturdays
Friday August 16, 2013
Spotlights FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, Former UNC All-American Dre Bly, Miami Announcer Joe Zagacki and Road Trip the 2012 ACC Championship
Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” concludes its tenth season with Episode 6 this weekend. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in 75 markets throughout the country.
This week’s show features FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, who led the Seminoles to the 2012 ACC Championship. Head home with Fisher and his family to Clarksburg, W.V., where he talks about how growing up on a farm instilled a strong work ethic at an early age. From starring at Liberty High School, becoming the 1987 Division III Player of the Year at Samford University, and his 22 years as an assistant coach, including winning the 2001 National Title at LSU under Nick Saban, Fisher shares his journey to the Seminoles.
But his most important role came in 2011, when his youngest son Ethan was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, a life-threatening blood disorder. Hear how this event led to the Fishers establishing the Kidz 1stFund, a call to action which raises money to find a cure for the disorder.
Head to Charlotte, N.C. to visit with former North Carolina All-American Dre Bly. After setting an ACC record for interceptions as a freshman and earning All-American honors three straight seasons, Bly graduated and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams. As a rookie, he helped them to a Super Bowl victory. He finished his NFL career with over 400 tackles and 43 interceptions, which he credits to his dedication to studying and learning. Watch as he teaches motivation and the value of preparation as a little league coach for his son.
Then hear from the 13-year voice of the Miami Hurricanes, Joe Zagacki. Born and raised in North Miami, he worked his way up from pregame reporter to sideline reporter to color analyst before assuming play-by-play-duties for the Hurricanes. But a different hurricane, Hurricane Andrew, almost cost him his career and life.
On August 27, 1992 while leading a donation drive to help the Homestead area affected by the storm, he boarded a small plane with two other people to deliver the supplies. The plane crashed into the roof of a house during takeoff. Go with Zagacki as he visits North Perry Airport and the Miramar neighborhood for the first time since the crash.
And wrap up this season of Football Saturdays by taking a Road Trip to the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Championship game. Tommy Kane gets put through the paces, training as a race crewman at Hendrick Motorsports. Then go tailgating with fans at all the pregame festivities before crowning the 2012 ACC Champion.
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