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Eyes for Talent
This week Andy Staples looks at the history of college football and basketball
recruiting—detailing how coaches, from Kentucky hoops legend Adolph Rupp to
former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer and Alabama coach Nick Saban, stay ahead of
NCAA rules. Also read how top prospects, including QB Matt Barkley and shooting
guard Lance Stephenson, will spend their summers.
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recruiting news, go to SI.com/recruiting.
ILLUSTRATED JULY 9, 1990
SI writer Steve
Rushin profiled new Mets manager Bud Harrelson, who replaced Davey Johnson and
in two weeks led the team from fourth to first in the NL East.
BUD HARRELSON was
poised at the rim of a mug of beer roughly the size of an industrial-waste
drum. He was behind his desk in the manager's office, but so large was his
postgame brew that it looked as if he were sitting poolside. Harrelson's Mets
had just beaten the Reds 4--2 for their 11th straight victory, a winning streak
that tied a team record also matched by the 1969 and '86 world champions.
Harrelson paused before attempting to clean-and-jerk the cold one before him.
"Sixty-nine and '86," he said. "Vintage years."
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PHOTOGRAPH BY NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES
Background digitally altered by SI Imaging
INSET PHOTO: David Bergman (Solo)