Sport: Bierman v. Bierman Boys

Undefeated college football teams will be rare this year. Reason: the Navy's four Pre-Flight Training squads. Last week Iowa's Seahawks, most touted of the Navy fledglings, blasted Minnesota's dream of a third undefeated season. And the man who snipped its winning streak was the man who spun it: silver-thatched, 48-year-old Bernie Bierman, lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marines.

In ten years at Minnesota, Coach Bierman had built up a football reputation second only to that of Immortal Knute Rockne. His terrifying machines, fashioned of hefty Minnesota homebreds, five times power-pushed their way to...

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