Never in their coaching careers had these six Football Fossils had as much fun as they did in Southwestern's final six games. With no worries about job security and no hesitancy in expressing themselves, the Fossils thumbed their noses at alumnae busy bodies, stuffy academia, spoiled players and obnoxious media representatives. They delighted in running old trick plays they dared not use with their jobs on the line. They validated an old axiom that nothing is new in football by borrowing frequently from strategy and speeches used in their heydays. They won over doubting players and suspicious fans with their devil-may-care approach.
And they won games. Heck, they even took on college's ruling body, the NCAA. And they became heroes to the Geritol-for-lunch bunch.
Author Bio: After nearly a half century as a sportswriter, Bob Hurt knows where of he writes. He personally covered the six coaches who are his main characters during a career in which he was the lead sports columnist on the leading papers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Arizona. Hurt's articles have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Business Week, Sport Magazine and Street and Smith publications.
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