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A Record to Rememberby: Scott Kraft
© July 2002
Risk and reward.
Maybe itís no accident those two words appear so often together. It was the risk taken by Dan Devine, leaving his job as a Michigan high school football coach for a lower-paying job as a graduate assistant under Coach Duffy Daugherty at Michigan State that led to a long, highly successful coaching career, including a national championship as coach of Notre Dame.
Devine didnít remain a graduate assistant for long. He soon became a full-time coach and, in 1955, left to take over as the head coach at Arizona State University. Using variations of wing and flanker offenses, Devine would spend three years at ASU, losing a total of three games, against 27 wins and a tie. In his last season, 1957, the Sun Devils went 10-0.
It then became time for Devine to follow a legend, even if it wasnít clear....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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