College Football: The Coach

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

He was hardly recognizable as a big man in sport: no glad hand, no ulcer, no cliché slogans. He never drank or smoked or swore or saw the inside of a nightclub. He was married to the same woman for 69 years. He did not care about money, and he rarely had much:

he contracted beriberi from living on soda crackers in college, never earned more than $8,500 a year, never took a loan. He was precious, persnickety, sometimes naive. He refused to recruit players or give athletic scholarships. "I would rather...

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