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February 3, 1989
Mike Holovak, who engineered the draft strategy that helped lift the Houston Oilers out of the cellar of the National Football Conference Central Division, was named the club's general manager Thursday after the surprise resignation Wednesday of Ladd Herzeg. Holovak, 69, who was about to move to Sarasota, Fla., to be an Oiler scout, joined the team in 1981 and most recently was an assistant to Herzeg.
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SPORTS
February 2, 1989
Ladd Herzeg, general manager of the Houston Oilers, resigned Wednesday from the post he has held since 1981, saying he is ready to try something new. "I feel I've accomplished my goals in Houston, and at this point in my life, I'm ready for a new challenge," he said in a statement. "I know there is another mountain out there that needs to be conquered." Herzeg, who was not available for comment, did not say what he planned to do.
SPORTS
February 3, 1989
Mike Holovak, who engineered the draft strategy that helped lift the Houston Oilers out of the cellar of the National Football Conference Central Division, was named the club's general manager Thursday after the surprise resignation Wednesday of Ladd Herzeg. Holovak, 69, who was about to move to Sarasota, Fla., to be an Oiler scout, joined the team in 1981 and most recently was an assistant to Herzeg.
SPORTS
February 2, 1989
Ladd Herzeg, general manager of the Houston Oilers, resigned Wednesday from the post he has held since 1981, saying he is ready to try something new. "I feel I've accomplished my goals in Houston, and at this point in my life, I'm ready for a new challenge," he said in a statement. "I know there is another mountain out there that needs to be conquered." Herzeg, who was not available for comment, did not say what he planned to do.
SPORTS
November 11, 1988
Nose tackle Doug Smith of the Houston Oilers, suspended 30 days for violating the National Football League's substance abuse policy, will be treated at an unspecified facility, General Manager Ladd Herzeg said.
SPORTS
August 20, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
The Raiders may be going back to Oakland . . . for an exhibition game. Negotiations are under way for the team to return to its previous home, the Oakland Coliseum, next summer for an exhibition game against the Houston Oilers. "We're planning on it," said Oiler spokesman Chip Namias. "We discussed the possibility of playing a game there, and then our general manager, Ladd Herzeg, got together with Al Davis to see if the Raiders would be interested in being the opponent. He said they would be."
SPORTS
November 5, 1987
Bruce Matthews conceded defeat by the National Football League system Wednesday, ended his holdout and agreed to play four more years with the Houston Oilers for $1.55 million. "If circumstances were different, I wouldn't have come," Matthews said. "I mean, if I had a big old bank wad set away, I think I'd still be fighting it."
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