College Football: Don't Get Duffy Mad

In twelve years as head coach at Michigan State University, Hugh ("Duffy") Daugherty, 50 (TIME cover, Oct. 8, 1956), has learned to live with insults. He has had to. Michigan State has never won a Big Ten championship, and the Spartans have not been to the Rose Bowl since 1956. Alumni have written Duffy poison pen letters (including one that was mailed in Detroit and addressed simply to "Duffy the Dope"), and students have naturally hanged him in effigy. Daugherty has taken it all with rare humor. "A football coach's main problem," he shrugs, "is that he is...

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