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By George Perles, Vahe Gregurian

In 1983, George Perles took over the reins at Michigan country and after only one rebuilding 12 months led the Spartans to their first Bowl online game in a long time. George Perles: The trip Of an entire life is going behind the curtain to discover the successes and demanding situations that trainer Perles confronted in his occupation, together with the making an attempt end to his career.

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He also invited me to come to his golf outing in East Lansing that year to help raise money for the Special Olympics. In honor of George I even wore a green tie for a speaking engagement there. George's warmth, good humor and sincerity made him one of the most respected and well-liked men in our profession. I'm sure George would never say this, but in a way that made him much like his idol: Duffy Daugherty. If his coaching career is over, I'll always be proud to know that I coached against George in his last game.

Michigan State got to the point where the old traditions that George was so loyal to, Duffy and Biggie and the John Hannah era, had passed. They didn't mean anything to the DiBiaggios and [trustee] Dee Cooks. That doesn't mean that the DiBiaggios and Dee Cooks were wrong. " If so, Perles still has reason to learn the nuances of the new steps. No, he doesn't have designs on the Michigan State president's job, as he joked when he was asked about his future plans at his firing: "If the presidency were open," he said, looking at McPherson, "I'd apply.

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.

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