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Coach Mumme on Ray Perkins: "Versatile"

Ray Perkins and Matthew Tant

Training camp was always a chore for the players at South Eastern Louisiana. The weather was hot and sticky and the players had to get to practice via carpool. As the conditions wore on the players, Coach Hal Mumme found a way to lift their spirits. All he needed was a little Jimmy Buffet and a lot of Ray Perkins, coincidentally, a player that has caught the eye of Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer and was commended for his work during minicamp.

"Every time I wanted to ride with Ray because he made it so fun," recalled Mumme. "So we'd take him and two or three guys who were feeling blue that day, and Ray would sing along to this Jimmy Buffet album the whole way up there. By the time we got there everybody was laughing and in a good mood." That's just who Ray Perkins is. He's a good guy with a level head and an oversized heart. Just as...

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