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The Curious Cult of College Coaches

Originally Published: October 3, 2005
By Andrew Bagnato | ESPN College Football Encyclopedia

The following is reprinted from ESPN College Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Game , edited by Michael MacCambridge

Bo Schembechler loved to tell this story: president Gerald Ford, a former Michigan center and co-captain, showed up at a Wolverines practice. Flanked by the Secret Service, Ford wandered onto the field. The team lined up in formation, but just before the snap the players realized that one of the president's bodyguards was standing in the path of the play. (It ...

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