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Words of Wisdom - Eddie Robinson© February 2000
In the world of sports, there are certain numbers that stand alone, needing no words to aid in the description of their meaning. In baseball, that number might be 56, signifying the amazing hitting streak compiled by Joe DiMaggio. In basketball, that mystical number might be 100 - the number of points scored by Wilt Chamberlain one night in Hershey, Pa. And in football, a pretty good number to remember would be 408. That's the number of wins the immortal Eddie Robinson accumulated over his 55-year head coaching career at Grambling State University.
The son of a Louisiana sharecropper, Robinson overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become the winningest coach in the history of college football. More than 200 players coached by Robinson have go on to play professional football including Paul "Tank" Younger, who played fo....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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