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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1996
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A few years ago, George Welsh came to the conclusion that working as a college athletics administrator would be "a fate worse than death." Four days before he turned 63 last month, he extended his contract as football coach at the University of Virginia through 2000.Might as well stick with something you know.In the history of college football, only two men are the all-time leaders in victories at different Division I-A programs: Bear Bryant, at Alabama and Kentucky, and Welsh, at the U.S. Naval Academy and Virginia.
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By RICK MAESE | November 11, 2005
When Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis put his signature on a 10-year contract extension last month, the knee-jerk reaction from many corners was to stare at skin color. His predecessor, Tyrone Willingham, is black. Weis is white. Willingham won his first eight games for the Fighting Irish and was fired after three seasons. Weis won five of his first seven. He was immediately rewarded with an unprecedented extension. But this isn't a race lecture because the lasting lesson we take from this will have nothing to do with ethnic backgrounds.
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By RICK MAESE | November 11, 2005
When Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis put his signature on a 10-year contract extension last month, the knee-jerk reaction from many corners was to stare at skin color. His predecessor, Tyrone Willingham, is black. Weis is white. Willingham won his first eight games for the Fighting Irish and was fired after three seasons. Weis won five of his first seven. He was immediately rewarded with an unprecedented extension. But this isn't a race lecture because the lasting lesson we take from this will have nothing to do with ethnic backgrounds.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1996
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A few years ago, George Welsh came to the conclusion that working as a college athletics administrator would be "a fate worse than death." Four days before he turned 63 last month, he extended his contract as football coach at the University of Virginia through 2000.Might as well stick with something you know.In the history of college football, only two men are the all-time leaders in victories at different Division I-A programs: Bear Bryant, at Alabama and Kentucky, and Welsh, at the U.S. Naval Academy and Virginia.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 10, 1991
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Seemingly minor events can have a profound effect in shaping a young person's future. In the case of George Welsh, a Navy lieutenant trying to decide between the life of an officer or a gentleman, it was a flooded cabin.It happened nearly 30 years ago, shortly after Welsh had finished a one-season coaching stint at the Naval Academy, where he had played. He was at sea and not very excited about being there. The waterlogged cabin made his decision easy."I found I wasn't very good on boats," Welsh recalled recently.
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By Don Markus | September 4, 1992
Teams listed in predicted order of finishFLORIDA STATECoach: Bobby Bowden (17 years, 144-44-3; 25 years overall, 216-76-3)Last year: 11-2 (beat Texas A&M in Cotton Bowl, 10-2)PTC Strengths: Arguably best Seminoles defense ever, led by junior linebacker Marvin Jones.Weakness: Brand-new backfield and no experienced quarterback behind Charlie Ward.Prediction: If Seminoles can get through early road tests at Clemson and N.C. State, ACC title will be wrapped up early.CLEMSONCoach: Ken Hatfield (two years, 19-4-1; 13 years overall, 100-53-3)
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By Phil Jackman | September 16, 1993
Reading Time: Two Minutes.You can believe all that blather about the venerable Maryland Scholastic Association being a spit-and-polish outfit doing a super job if you want to, but there are 75 years worth of evidence to the contrary.This old boys' network, which has been dead for years but didn't have the good sense to lie down until voted out of existence the other night, was a model of exclusion: Girls play sports? Since when?It never really brought kids from the public, private and prep schools together in the sports that counted, but consistently allowed its members to go any which way their self-interest dictated.
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January 28, 1992
Former University of North Carolina and Baltimore Colts running back Don McCauley will receive the Distinguished Football Alumnus Award at the Atlantic Coast Conference's 39th awards banquet Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.McCauley's 1,720 rushing yards for North Carolina in 1970 still stands as the ACC single-season record. He spent 11 years with the Colts, becoming a third-down specialist for most of his career. McCauley is a restaurateur in New York, on Long Island.Virginia coach George Welsh will be honored as ACC Coach of the Year, and his quarterback, Matt Blundin, will receive the Player of the Year award.
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By NEWPORT NEWS DAILY PRESS | December 25, 2000
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Virginia athletic director Terry Holland said yesterday that there is no truth to widespread media reports that Florida State offensive coordinator Mark Richt has been offered the Cavaliers' head coaching position. Holland said all candidates are still being evaluated equally. By early January, Holland hopes to name a successor to George Welsh, who announced Dec. 11 that he is retiring. Sources said Saturday night that Richt, who helped develop Heisman Trophy quarterbacks Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke, had been offered the job. Richt, 40, whose Seminoles face top-ranked Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3, did not return phone messages.
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By Bill Tanton | February 15, 1992
The 39th Atlantic Coast Conference football banquet at the Hyatt Regency last night turned into Baltimore Colts night as Don McCauley was honored as Alumnus of the Year and seven of his former teammates, including John Unitas, cheered him on.McCauley, who played 11 seasons here for the Colts, was the ACC Player of the Year in 1969 and 1970 at North Carolina. He's now a successful restaurateur on Long Island and is active in charity work. His wife and two daughters were with him last night.
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By Phil Jackman | September 16, 1993
Reading Time: Two Minutes.You can believe all that blather about the venerable Maryland Scholastic Association being a spit-and-polish outfit doing a super job if you want to, but there are 75 years worth of evidence to the contrary.This old boys' network, which has been dead for years but didn't have the good sense to lie down until voted out of existence the other night, was a model of exclusion: Girls play sports? Since when?It never really brought kids from the public, private and prep schools together in the sports that counted, but consistently allowed its members to go any which way their self-interest dictated.
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By Don Markus | September 4, 1992
Teams listed in predicted order of finishFLORIDA STATECoach: Bobby Bowden (17 years, 144-44-3; 25 years overall, 216-76-3)Last year: 11-2 (beat Texas A&M in Cotton Bowl, 10-2)PTC Strengths: Arguably best Seminoles defense ever, led by junior linebacker Marvin Jones.Weakness: Brand-new backfield and no experienced quarterback behind Charlie Ward.Prediction: If Seminoles can get through early road tests at Clemson and N.C. State, ACC title will be wrapped up early.CLEMSONCoach: Ken Hatfield (two years, 19-4-1; 13 years overall, 100-53-3)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 10, 1991
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Seemingly minor events can have a profound effect in shaping a young person's future. In the case of George Welsh, a Navy lieutenant trying to decide between the life of an officer or a gentleman, it was a flooded cabin.It happened nearly 30 years ago, shortly after Welsh had finished a one-season coaching stint at the Naval Academy, where he had played. He was at sea and not very excited about being there. The waterlogged cabin made his decision easy."I found I wasn't very good on boats," Welsh recalled recently.
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By Don Markus | August 27, 2008
Will the defense be able to stop anyone this season? So far in the preseason, the defense has dominated the offense during scrimmages. In part, that has been because of the absence of quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada. The return of linebacker Clint Sovie and rover Jeff Deliz, both of whom missed most of last season with injuries, should help. Who's going to replace Reggie Campbell? As a senior, Campbell had the most all-purpose yards (2,019) in school history, behind only Napoleon McCallum.
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By New York Daily News | October 16, 1990
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- At 6:30 a.m. yesterday, Virginia became the fourth No. 1 college football team of this still-young season.By 7 p.m., Mincer's Gift Shop on University Avenue in Charlottesville had a new set of T-shirts in stock, with the official AP poll printed on the back."
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