Sport: Men of Miami

Many U.S. football fans never heard of Miami University of Ohio (enrollment: 6,000). Tucked away in the little (pop. 9,000) town of Oxford, it is far from a national power, remains content to produce a middling-good football team that winds up near the top of the middling-strong Mid-American Conference each year. But on the coaching lines, Miami alumni assume more stature. In 1958 Miami can boast that it has produced the most glittering roster of winning football coaches in the U.S. The record:

Paul Ditzel, Miami '48, guided Louisiana State from mediocrity (5-5 in 1957) to its first unbeaten, untied season in...

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