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THEY SAID IT
Edited by Robert Creamer
February 16, 1970
?John McKenna, VMI football coach who quit to become assistant athletic director at Georgia Tech, on why he would not return to coaching: "I wouldn't go through the business of recruiting again, of fawning on teen-age athletes."
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February 16, 1970

They Said It

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?John McKenna, VMI football coach who quit to become assistant athletic director at Georgia Tech, on why he would not return to coaching: "I wouldn't go through the business of recruiting again, of fawning on teen-age athletes."

?John (Beans) Reardon, former umpire, on receiving the Bill Klem Award at a Houston banquet: "I'm very glad to receive the Klem Award, but I'll tell you the truth. Klem hated my guts and I hated his."

?Dr. Harold E. Kenney, former Illinois wrestling coach, on karate: "It's a form of Oriental offensive grunting. If a man using karate has laryngitis, he is disarmed."

? Jack Hurley, veteran boxing manager, on his decision to sell heavyweight Boone Kirkman's contract for $150,000: "It's better to have something in the pocket in case the police come."

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