Don Faurot, who died last week at the age of 93 of heart failure, was not unlike hundreds of other coaches. Devoted to the game he coached at Missouri from 1935 to '56, he once missed an appointment with former president and Show Me State native Harry S Truman because he had lost track of time while doodling plays on a napkin in a Maryland restaurant. One of the game's foremost innovators, he is credited with creating the Split-T formation.
But Faurot is a breed apart from many of those in his profession. He never swore; rather he would address a player with a firm "young man" when he was displeased. The consummate sportsman, Faurot once reported a player to the NCAA for accepting 17 cents more than was allowable under old NCAA rules. "He was honest to the core," Frank Broyles, another Faurot protege who is now the athletic director at Arkansas, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Integrity and values were his strength in every area."
Line of the Week
Halftime: Army 42, Boston College 0
Defense cuts? Not for the Cadets, who converted four BC first-half turnovers into 28 points during a 16-minute span and went on to a 49-7 win.
Auburn (5-2) vs. Arkansas (5-2)
For the first time in this decade the Razorback football team is not just a warmup act for Nolan Richardson's basketball powerhouse. A win over the Tigers would assure the Hogs of their first winning season in the 1990s and virtually wrap up an SEC West title.
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