In his fourth year on The Flats, Ross guided the Yellow Jackets to an 11-0-1 season and 45-21 win over Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl, good enough to share the national title with Colorado (11-1-1). Tech won the UPI coaches poll while the Buffaloes took the AP title.
“A lot of special things happened that season,’’ said Ross said. “We are about to celebrate the 25th anniversary of that team in October, and I am going to enjoy that. It was a great accomplishment by a lot of people. We started all the way at the bottom three years before that and went all the way to the top.’’