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Jerry Glanville tells tales of Big E

Updated: July 6, 2012, 4:32 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

Jerry Glanville is a fascinating character.

As a child, I loved the black garb, the Big E shades, the quick-witted, country-boy charm and the direct approach. I didn't like the Atlanta Falcons, but Coach Glanville made me want to.

Reminding referees that they weren't in college anymore made me laugh. Reminding them in the wake of suspect calls that "NFL means Not For Long" made me laugh harder.

Glanville was different than other authority figures. He ...

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