Sport: Fritz Quits

The last item on the Michigan athletic board's agenda had been cleared away when Fritz Crisler added: "There's just one more matter." He had a small announcement to make: Football Coach-of-the-Year Crisler, whose undefeated Big Nine champions had rolled through Southern California (49-0) in the Rose Bowl, was through with coaching. There was a moment's silence, then a board member cracked: "Fritz, we didn't know you were getting that old."

It wasn't age: Herbert Orrin Crisler is only 49. But he had coached Wolverine football for ten years, and it looked like a good...

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