The lessons of Chuck Noll

Updated: January 22, 2009, 8:28 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

LATROBE, Pa. -- There is nothing fancy about where the name went. At least it's spelled right. The words "Chuck Noll Field" hang neatly over a brick press box, two stories above the grass at Saint Vincent College. Noll would be happy about its simplicity. Twenty-three years in one job, and people in Pittsburgh still spell Noll's name with a "K." Maybe he never noticed. Chances are he didn't care.

Sometimes late in the summer, when the newbies arrive at Saint Vincent for the start of practice, ...

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