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My Three SonsFor Bill Mallory and Family, Footbal is Just a Way of Life
by: David Purdum
© December 2003
In Bill Malloryís Bloomington, Ind., office, there is a picture hanging on the wall of the former coach celebrating on top of his teamís shoulders. Like all good pictures, thereís a story behind this one, and it reflects what family and football is all about.
In 1987, Mallory, in his fourth year as head football coach at Indiana, had his team off to a 5-1 start, and with wins over Ohio State, Northwestern and Minnesota, it was the Hoosiers sitting atop the Big Ten, awaiting a visit from mighty Michigan.
Indiana had not beaten the Wolverines in 20 years, and Malloryís teams had been outscored 96-21 in their three losses to Bo Schembechlerís squads. Memorial Stadium was packed with Hoosier fans on that October day. The Mallory family was in attendance: Wife ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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