Jack Carlisle, in 2012, before he was roasted by former players at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Credit: Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
The first time Mike Dennis met Jack Carlisle was in the summer of 1961. Dennis – a remarkable running back nicknamed “Iron Mike” – was about to play his senior season at Murrah High School. Carlisle was the new Murrah head coach, a thin, wiry, man who wore thick glasses and walked with a decided limp.