Countdown to Kickoff 1932

Brandon Williams - #32 - Incoming Defensive Back

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  • Position - Defensive Back
  • Class - Freshman
  • Hometown - Lovejoy, Georgia
  • High School - Lovejoy
  • Size  5-10 • 175

Williams comes to UB from Lovejoy, Georgia, where in his senior season he made the 6A Georgia Second Team as a defensive back thanks to 70 tackles, 16 pass breakups, two interceptions and five forced fumbles. An accomplished member of Lovejoy's track team who specialized in hurdles and as a member of sprint relay squads, Williams might be able to work his way onto a special teams unit as a freshman.

About 1932:

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In the midst of the Great Depression, UB football did little to help people out, thanks to the third year of declining win totals that saw a 1-5-1 record. Despite being more than 20 years into our countdown, we're still seeing seasons in which the Bulls' offense was held to multiple shutouts.

In 1932 UB managed just 19 points total, scoring 6 points against Alfred and Hobart, and 7 against Rochester. Somehow, though, the defense was able to help out, and those meager totals were enough to manage a tie against Alfred and a victory over Hobart. We won't mention more than we have to the season-opening 72-0 and 66-0 losses to Cornell and Harvard to open the season.

For what it's worth, UB would not suffer another one-win season for three full decades.

Coach - Jim Wilson

For being yet another of a large group of UB coaches who only lasted a couple of years at the school in the early 20th century, Wilson wasn't actually all that bad. Unfortunately, many of the wins that would contribute to Wilson's 12-15 career coaching record came in his later stint as head coach in the early 1950s.

I hate to compare anyone in the UB administration to Steinbrenner, but Wilson was Billy Martin well before Martin was fired and rehired in the Bronx.

In his two seasons at UB in 1932 and 1933, Wilson won just three games total, while also managing 3 ties.

Gov- Franklin D. Roosevelt

This popular wheelchair-bound politician served as Governor of New York from 1929 through 1932, before assuming the Presidency until his death.

People who know their history will remember him as the President who was in office when the Great Depression ended, but more likely only know him as the guy on dimes..

In The News News

Lake Placid hosts the Winter Olympics. Yay!

Adolf Hitler is naturalized as a German citizen. Boo!

Los Angeles hosts the Summer Olympics. Yay!

Charles Lingbergh Jr is abducted and found dead ten weeks later. Boo!

Babe Ruth famously calls his shot against the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. Yay!

The Dow Jones hits a Depression-era low of ~41 points, and 33% of the US and German populations are unemployed.

What Year is Next? Our next season is the last before perhaps the most successful coach in team history came to UB.
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