Former President George W. Bush visited football practice Aug. 24 in Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Bush was joined by SMU President R. Gerald Turner, and the former president briefly addressed the players after the practice session.
Coach June Jones had given the 43rd president a practice schedule and asked him to stop by and speak to the team when he could. Bush watched about an hour of drills.
“He said he’s an SMU rookie, it’s his first year,” Coach Jones said.