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No. 1 IS THE PUBLIC ENEMY
Dan Jenkins
September 11, 1972
Everybody guns for Nebraska, which goes after its third straight national football championship. But there isn't a coach in the country who would not like to be confronted with Bob Devaney's problem
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September 11, 1972

No. 1 Is The Public Enemy

Everybody guns for Nebraska, which goes after its third straight national football championship. But there isn't a coach in the country who would not like to be confronted with Bob Devaney's problem

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7. The head coach gets a book ghostwritten for him.

8. A rich alumnus contributes a new artificial turf in exchange for lifetime seats on the 50-yard line.

9. The coaching staff is in great demand at clinics, luncheons and banquets.

The disadvantages are these:

1. The head coach loses all his bonus money in a taco franchise.

2. Five key members of his staff leave to take head jobs of their own. And beat him some day.

3. The state's high school athletes mysteriously enter into a "down cycle" and the blue-chippers aren't what they're supposed to be.

4. The head coach attends so many clinics, he forgets how he got to be No. 1 in the first place—hard work.

5. The academic community begins making noises about a "football factory."

6. Next season's starting backfield gets busted on grass.

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