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Douglas S. Looney
October 13, 1986
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October 13, 1986

College Football

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...Word is that LSU coach Bill Arnsparger, who flirted with the idea of becoming the Florida AD several weeks ago, is likely to make the move at season's end....

Oregon State line coach Ed Sowash had planned to call his offensive linemen the Bodyguards. Photos were taken of the guys posing with submachine guns. But the Bodyguards gave up 10 sacks to Fresno State and 8 to Stanford. Then higher-ups protested the guns and the moniker was sacked.

If the rest of the work force toiled as hard as football coaches, productivity would not be a national concern. Michigan State is typical. The Spartan staff generally works from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. But assistant coach Norm Parker takes the long hours in stride. "Yeah, that 10 p.m. to midnight is nice," he says. "Gives you a chance to mow the lawn, get a haircut. Maybe fix a faucet or do projects around the house." Florida State coach Bobby Bowden understands. "As a rule, don't ask coaches the ages of their children," he says.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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