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McKinney Dustjacket and photo insert: Michelle R. Dressen Editor: Susan M. McKinney Proofreaders: Phyllis L. Bannon, Mary Jane Harshbarger ISBN: 1-57167-022-x Printed in the United States. Page iii This book is dedicated to my family. To my wife, Sally; my mother, Nellie; and my late father, Julius. To my children, Kathleen; Terrance and his wife, Tracy; John and his wife, Amy; my grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael and Kendall; and my third son, Patrick. ____________________________________________ Page v Contents Acknowledgments vii Foreword ix Introduction xi 1 The Shadow Knows 1 2 Potato Loaf and Street Fighting 13 3 The Buddy System 23 4 "The Right Spartan Spirit 29 5 Riddells and Rosaries 39 6 Back to the Future 47 7 Behind the Steel Curtain 53 8 Stunted Growth 65 9 A Cup of Coffee 75 10 A Can of Coke 83 11 "No Earrings, Dresses, or Purses" 93 12 Rose Fever 103 13 The Best Cry I Ever Had 113 14 An Affair to Remember 125 15 Curious George 131 16 Jets Lag 139 17 Absurd City 147 18 Dualor Duel?
It was a manner honed by four men whose pictures were perched over Perles' shoulder in a single frame in his office: Daugherty, McVay, Chuck Noll, coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ed Rutherford, Perles' coach at Western High and later his colleague at Michigan State. " said Nick Saban, whom Perles befriended when Saban as a novice hung around Steelers camps, whom Perles hired on his first MSU staff and who now is succeeding Perles as Michigan State head coach. "I always thought that was a unique thing.
So I didn't have a problem with Merrily. " Even within this myopic, dizzying and volatile world, Perles originally flourished. That was as much a function of his management style as it was of his recruiting success and cutting-edge training regimens. It was a manner honed by four men whose pictures were perched over Perles' shoulder in a single frame in his office: Daugherty, McVay, Chuck Noll, coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ed Rutherford, Perles' coach at Western High and later his colleague at Michigan State.