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“I never worried about anything like that,” coach Ara Parseghian said. “I came up playing with blacks in high school, college and the pros [with the Cleveland Browns]. That may have been an issue in some minds. But it certainly wasn’t in mine nor was it on the team or the staff.
“And Cliff was a good person. Which made it very easy. He was a laid-back guy who always had a smile and did well with his teammates.”