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December 21, 1990
Sam Jankovich, who oversaw the success of the University of Miami athletic program, has taken on the task of resurrecting the New England Patriots from a season of failure."
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By Dan Shaughnessy and Dan Shaughnessy,Boston Globe | January 11, 1993
BOSTON -- Sam Jankovich has resigned. And we can only wonder what's next for this cursed House of Patriots.Will the team be sold? Relocated? Dissolved? Kicked out of the NFL?Is Mike Ditka on his way here? Bill Parcells? Dan Reeves? Doug Flutie as player-coach?Will Elvis come back from Kalamazoo and replace Sad Sam Jankovich?Nothing is impossible. These are the Patriots. Just when you think the Pats have done it all, they do something else. Has there ever been a franchise like this one? Anywhere?
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By VITO STELLINO | December 23, 1990
Just two years ago, Sam Jankovich and Jimmy Johnson were on top of the college football world.As the athletic director and head coach at the University of Miami, respectively, they had a dynasty rolling that they seemingly could have kept going indefinitely.But neither one could resist the siren call of the National Football League.Johnson left last year to become the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and now Jankovich has signed on as the chief operating officer of the New England Patriots."If a legacy was going to be written about Sam Jankovich's professional life to this point, it's that I'd much rather take the opportunity to build than be somewhere and maintain," Jankovich said when he took the new job.It wasn't so much the opportunity to build, but the opportunity to be on the NFL stage that Jankovich couldn't resist.
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January 30, 1991
Patrick Sullivan resigned last night after eight seasons as general manager of the New England Patriots, one month after they finished 1-15, their worst season.Sullivan's duties had diminished since Sam Jankovich became the team's chief executive officer Dec. 20 and was given complete control of the organization by owner Victor Kiam."I recognized that things are not permanent and I felt very strongly that I wanted to have a role within the organization that was a responsible role," Sullivan said.
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By Michael Madden and Michael Madden,Boston Globe | December 21, 1990
FOXBORO, Mass.I WALKED into the New England Patriots offices yesterday expecting to see this Sam Jankovich from Miami step to the podium with a broom in his hand to sweep away 30 years of Patriots debris. "There'll be no broom," said Sam Jankovich. There was no broom.Just Sam. Just Sam and five years to rebuild the Patriots. And, just Sam seemed as if it might be enough."There'll be no massive changes," said Jankovich. Eyebrows were raised. These are the Patriots. "There'll be no clean sweep," said Jankovich.
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By Malcolm Moran and Malcolm Moran,New York Times | November 19, 1990
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Sam Jankovich, the athletic director at the University of Miami, was on the telephone again yesterday morning in an unsuccessful attempt to rearrange the lineup of bowl game matchups on New Year's Day.In another twist to an unpredictable college football season that could end in political chaos on New Year's Night, Jankovich was making one last search for acceptance of a plan he maintains would create credibility for a bowl system criticized...
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By Will McDonough and Will McDonough,Boston Globe | December 26, 1990
BOSTON -- Is John Mackovic, coach and athletic director at Illinois, Sam Jankovich's man?NFL sources and others close to Jankovich say Mackovic, 47, is Jankovich's first choice to succeed Rod Rust as coach of the Patriots.Mackovic, who is preparing Illinois for the Hall of Fame Bowl Jan. 1, has been a coach the past 25 years and has had tours of duty in the NFL with Dallas and Kansas City.He coached the Chiefs into the playoffs in 1986, only to be fired soon after when several players used their influence with management.
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By Don Markus | October 4, 1990
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Gene Corrigan and University of Miami athletic director Sam Jankovich met twice Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz., and will continue to discuss the possibility of inviting the Hurricanes to join the league.In a statement released yesterday, Jankovich indicated that Miami might be willing to push back indefinitely the school's deadline for a decision on expansion from Oct. 16, the day the school's board of regents is scheduled to meet."They [the ACC] may have a problem with our timetable and don't want to rush into things," said Jankovich, who was attending a conference of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletic directors.
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By Dan Le Batard and Dan Le Batard,Knight-Ridder | October 11, 1990
MIAMI -- Let history record that at 1:30 p.m. yesterday, in a symbolically lavish setting in Coral Gables, the University of Miami shed its independence and made the Big East just a little bit bigger.After a briefing by Miami athletic director Sam Jankovich and a quick recommendation by president Edward T. Foote II, the school's board of trustees voted unanimously and without debate to join the nine-school Big East Conference.Miami football temporarily will remain independent until the conference decides what it wants to do with its four major football schools, Miami included.
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December 15, 1990
San Francisco 49ers safety Ronnie Lott may need surgery on one of his sprained knees, according to coach George Seifert."It's up in the air right now," Seifert said. "I would say it's week to week as to what's going to take place."Lott sprained both knees in the Dec. 3 game against the New York Giants, hurting the left more seriously than the right. He did not play against the Cincinnati Bengals and was listed as doubtful Thursday for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.He had a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test this week to find out the extent of the damage.
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January 7, 1991
Syracuse coach Dick MacPherson has accepted the job as coach of the New England Patriots and could be named to the position today, according to reports yesterday.MacPherson would become the Patriots' fifth coach in 10 years, replacing Rod Rust, who was fired Friday after one season. The team went 1-15, tying a National Football League record for most losses in a season, and lost its last 14 games.Late yesterday afternoon, the Patriots scheduled a "major press conference" for 10 a.m. today.
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January 5, 1991
Rod Rust was fired yesterday as coach of the New England Patriots after oone season and one win.Five days after the worst season in Patriots history ended with their 14th straight loss and a 1-15 record, chief executive officer Sam Jankovich dismissed Rust with three years left on his contract.He also said he wanted the next coach, the Patriots' fifth in 13 seasons, to be "highly energized and enthusiastic. . . full of fire." Rust, 62, is considered a hard worker but low-keyed.Jankovich planned to move quickly to find a new coach and said he had a short list of primary candidates but would not say who was on it. Published reports have focused on John Mackovic, coach at Illinois and former coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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By Will McDonough and Will McDonough,Boston Globe | December 26, 1990
BOSTON -- Is John Mackovic, coach and athletic director at Illinois, Sam Jankovich's man?NFL sources and others close to Jankovich say Mackovic, 47, is Jankovich's first choice to succeed Rod Rust as coach of the Patriots.Mackovic, who is preparing Illinois for the Hall of Fame Bowl Jan. 1, has been a coach the past 25 years and has had tours of duty in the NFL with Dallas and Kansas City.He coached the Chiefs into the playoffs in 1986, only to be fired soon after when several players used their influence with management.
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By VITO STELLINO | December 23, 1990
Just two years ago, Sam Jankovich and Jimmy Johnson were on top of the college football world.As the athletic director and head coach at the University of Miami, respectively, they had a dynasty rolling that they seemingly could have kept going indefinitely.But neither one could resist the siren call of the National Football League.Johnson left last year to become the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and now Jankovich has signed on as the chief operating officer of the New England Patriots."If a legacy was going to be written about Sam Jankovich's professional life to this point, it's that I'd much rather take the opportunity to build than be somewhere and maintain," Jankovich said when he took the new job.It wasn't so much the opportunity to build, but the opportunity to be on the NFL stage that Jankovich couldn't resist.
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By Michael Madden and Michael Madden,Boston Globe | December 21, 1990
FOXBORO, Mass.I WALKED into the New England Patriots offices yesterday expecting to see this Sam Jankovich from Miami step to the podium with a broom in his hand to sweep away 30 years of Patriots debris. "There'll be no broom," said Sam Jankovich. There was no broom.Just Sam. Just Sam and five years to rebuild the Patriots. And, just Sam seemed as if it might be enough."There'll be no massive changes," said Jankovich. Eyebrows were raised. These are the Patriots. "There'll be no clean sweep," said Jankovich.
SPORTS
December 21, 1990
Sam Jankovich, who oversaw the success of the University of Miami athletic program, has taken on the task of resurrecting the New England Patriots from a season of failure."
SPORTS
January 30, 1991
Patrick Sullivan resigned last night after eight seasons as general manager of the New England Patriots, one month after they finished 1-15, their worst season.Sullivan's duties had diminished since Sam Jankovich became the team's chief executive officer Dec. 20 and was given complete control of the organization by owner Victor Kiam."I recognized that things are not permanent and I felt very strongly that I wanted to have a role within the organization that was a responsible role," Sullivan said.
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January 5, 1991
Rod Rust was fired yesterday as coach of the New England Patriots after oone season and one win.Five days after the worst season in Patriots history ended with their 14th straight loss and a 1-15 record, chief executive officer Sam Jankovich dismissed Rust with three years left on his contract.He also said he wanted the next coach, the Patriots' fifth in 13 seasons, to be "highly energized and enthusiastic. . . full of fire." Rust, 62, is considered a hard worker but low-keyed.Jankovich planned to move quickly to find a new coach and said he had a short list of primary candidates but would not say who was on it. Published reports have focused on John Mackovic, coach at Illinois and former coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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December 15, 1990
San Francisco 49ers safety Ronnie Lott may need surgery on one of his sprained knees, according to coach George Seifert."It's up in the air right now," Seifert said. "I would say it's week to week as to what's going to take place."Lott sprained both knees in the Dec. 3 game against the New York Giants, hurting the left more seriously than the right. He did not play against the Cincinnati Bengals and was listed as doubtful Thursday for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.He had a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test this week to find out the extent of the damage.
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By Malcolm Moran and Malcolm Moran,New York Times | November 19, 1990
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Sam Jankovich, the athletic director at the University of Miami, was on the telephone again yesterday morning in an unsuccessful attempt to rearrange the lineup of bowl game matchups on New Year's Day.In another twist to an unpredictable college football season that could end in political chaos on New Year's Night, Jankovich was making one last search for acceptance of a plan he maintains would create credibility for a bowl system criticized...
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