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Howard Jones (Football)

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The Resume

    (August 23, 1885-July 27, 1941)
    Born in Excello, Ohio
    Head football coach at Syracuse University (1908), Yale University (1909, 1913), Ohio State University (1910), University of Iowa (1916–23), Duke University (1924) and the University of Southern California (1925–40)
    Career record of 194–64–21
    College Football Hall of Fame inductee (1951)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a coaching nomad.
    He shares his name with the British singer.
    He was described as having an aloof personality outside of football.
    His tenure at Iowa was best remembered for his team losing a game 67-0 (1916).
    He resigned as the football coach at Duke University after one season (1924).
    He was described as 'living and breathing football' by his peers.
    His public speaking skills were described as being horrendous.
    He was described as being humorless and stone faced by his peers.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He played on the Yale football team that won three consecutive national championships (1905-07).
    He posted a 5-0 record coaching in the Rose Bowl.
    His teams won six NCAA national championships during his career.
    He guided the University of Iowa football program to its first conference title in 21 years (1921).
    He coached John Wayne during the latter's tenure at USC.
    He was a member of the inaugural College Football Hall of Fame class (1951).

Credit: Ricky


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