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Loss Makes Grambling's Robinson Think About Retiring

November 29, 1987

Grambling's 27-21 loss to Southern University Saturday had college football's most successful coach thinking about retiring, but Eddie Robinson said that might be his bitterest option.

"I'm taking a look at myself," Robinson, 68, told reporters after the game. "I love the game . . . It would be hard for me to walk away from it. If I feel I can't make the contribution . . .

"I can't blame nobody. I blame myself. I should be able to call the right plays.

"I didn't say I was going to retire, but . . . when people beat me, hell, it hurts. I can't just walk away and go home and sleep. I make the program. I'm responsible."

Robinson has a record of 341 victories, 119 losses and 15 ties in 46 years as head coach at the Louisiana school.

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