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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Byline: Bob Pulley

A TRAVELING MAN

SABAN: THE MAN WHO MOVED AROUND MORE THAN BROWN

The term "well-traveled" is often tagged to basketball coach Larry Brown, who signed to coach the New York Knicks Wednesday -- and deservedly so.

Brown has already coached seven other NBA teams. He coached in college at Kansas and UCLA, and with the Carolina Cougars of the ABA.

But that's nothing compared to the travels of a football coach named Lou Saban.

Saban (above) had approximately 30 jobs on his athletic resume, including coaching positions with six professional teams, nine colleges and universities, three high schools and one semipro team.

Saban coached the Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos. While coaching the Hurricanes, he convinced Jim Kelly to attend the University of Miami. He also was the head coach at Central Florida, Maryland and Army.

Saban was once president of the New York Yankees, an executive with Tampa Downs Race track and an athletic director with the University of Cincinnati.

In 2002, at age 81, he stepped down as coach of Division III Chowan after an 0-10 season.

But he usually coached winners -- including leading the Bills to two AFC titles.

"I have been known as a peripatetic coach," Saban said in 1994. "The first time I was called that, I thought it was a dirty word. I looked it up in the dictionary and found it meant I moved around a lot."

NOT TOO MUCH, NOT TOO SOON

"If you think about how old I am right now, it's a little too much money for me. I'm having too much fun as an amateur, just going to tournaments, not having that much pressure money-wise and stuff like that. It's really fun."

Michelle Wie

Fifteen-year-old amateur golfer (right), who would have more than half a million dollars in the bank if she was collecting paychecks.

2CENTS

While Urban Meyer has caused a stir everywhere he's gone this summer, it's been very, very quiet in Gainesville. …

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