Sport: Coach Alex Steps Down

This week, on doctor's orders, the grand old man of Southern football quits as coach of Georgia Tech. Football coaches everywhere accepted Bill Alexander as a blackboard wizard. Season after season, he thought up new ways to baffle old opponents, put new twists on old tricks. No man to keep his opinions to himself, he argued doggedly against the huddle (because it slowed the game), once brushed off a proposal for fancy new uniforms with a terse: "You look mighty silly when you lose in a trick getup."

Necessity was the mother of his...

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