Gophers great & Heisman winner Bruce Smith passed away 50 years ago today. We are forever thankful for his service! https://t.co/9M5aj1AjRh— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) August 28, 2017
Pretty awesome considering PJ must have planned this out well before today. This story has already been picked up by the Star Tribune. The Strib’s blog post notes Smith’s Heisman trophy speech days after Pearl Harbor, and his Naval service. Both of which certainly played into what Fleck says to the Gophers in this video.