Vikings owner courts reluctant Holtz Notre Dame coach wants to stay put

November 20, 1991

Lou Holtz says he wants to finish his coaching career at Notre Dame. Wheelock Whitney, part owner of the Minnesota Vikings, hopes to change his mind.

"Lou is No. 1 on my list," Whitney said. "He's a friend of mine, he's a terrific competitor and I'm for him. . . . I think he's ready to take one more coaching job in his career, and he would like to have one more shot in the NFL. I think he deserves it and I'd like to see that shot come with the Minnesota Vikings."

Jerry Burns is expected to quit as Vikings coach after this season.

Holtz said Sunday during a conference call with reporters that he wouldn't coach anywhere but Notre Dame.

* CHIEFS: Running back Harvey Williams was robbed at gunpoint by three men who stole his 1991 Mercedes-Benz, his watch, his Sugar Bowl ring and about $800 in cash.

"They put a gun in my face," Williams said about the robbery, which occurred early Monday. "One of them said, 'I want your money.' My life passed before my eyes. They got everything."

Police said 24-year-old John R. Sneed of Kansas City was arrested and charged yesterday in Jackson County Circuit Court with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and tampering.

* BROWNS: Wide receiver Danny Peebles remained in a Houston hospital for tests after sustaining a neck injury during Sunday night's loss to the Oilers.

Peebles, 25, momentarily lost feeling in his arms and legs when he was hit by Bubba McDowell on an incomplete pass near the end of the third quarter. Peebles' head was snapped back on the play and he had to be driven off the field on a stretcher.

The Browns placed Peebles on injured reserve and said they expect him to miss the rest of the season.

* DOLPHINS: Strong safety Jarvis Williams is expected to be sidelined for four weeks after slightly separating his right shoulder in Monday night's 41-27 loss to Buffalo.

If Williams is placed on injured reserve, he will have to sit out the rest of the regular season because the Dolphins have used all of their free activations. He could return for the playoffs, although postseason action now appears to be a long shot for Miami (5-6).

* STEELERS: Cornerback Delton Hall underwent reconstructive surgery to repair ligament damage in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.

Hall, who was injured Nov. 10 against Cincinnati, began the season on the injured reserve list after hurting the same knee in a scrimmage. He played in five games before reinjuring the knee.

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