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Which coaches could succeed?

What if some prominent coaches took over the politcal world in Washington? There are some prime candidates.

Updated: July 16, 2004, 12:06 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Special to Page 2

NEWS ITEM: Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka said Wednesday he would not run for the U.S. Senate, despite an effort to draft the tough-talking Illiniois icon ...

Too bad. Iron Mike coulda been a contender.

After all, if distinguished gentlemen such as Tom Osborne have taught us anything -- beyond the electoral utility of a well-known name -- it's that what works on the field can work in Washington.

With that in mind, Page 2 examines the potential political fortunes ...

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