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April 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lou Saban, a former coach in the American Football League, was hired by Peru (Neb.) State College, the defending NAIA Division II champion, Friday. Saban, 69, compiled a record of 97-101-7 in stints with the Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots and Denver Broncos, and led the Bills to an AFL championship in 1964. Saban also coached on the college level at Miami, Army, Maryland and Northwestern, after which he coached high school football.
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December 31, 2009 | By Jim Peltz
Notable sports deaths of 2009: Preston Gomez The longtime Angels scouting consultant who had been a third base coach for the Dodgers when they won the 1965 World Series died Jan. 13 at 86 after being seriously injured in a freak accident at a gas station. Ingemar Johansson The Swede stunned the boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson in 1959 to win the heavyweight title. He died Jan. 30 at age 76. Jeremy Lusk The star of freestyle motocross died at 24 on Feb. 10 of head injuries after a crash in a competition in Costa Rica.
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March 30, 2009 | Associated Press
Lou Saban, who coached O.J. Simpson in the NFL and ran the New York Yankees for George Steinbrenner during a well-traveled career as a coach and administrator that spanned five decades, died Sunday. He was 87. Saban died at his home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., his wife, Joyce, said. He had heart problems for years and recently suffered a fall that required hospitalization, she said.
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March 30, 2009 | Associated Press
Lou Saban, who coached O.J. Simpson in the NFL and ran the New York Yankees for George Steinbrenner during a well-traveled career as a coach and administrator that spanned five decades, died Sunday. He was 87. Saban died at his home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., his wife, Joyce, said. He had heart problems for years and recently suffered a fall that required hospitalization, she said.
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September 23, 1986 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
High school football in September, Florida style, comes with high humidity, a half-moon overhead, a pleasant Atlantic breeze cooling the temperature to 82 degrees. The Martin County Tigers have bused up the coast from Stuart to open their season against the mighty Melbourne Bulldogs, the defending Region 6 AAAA champions who thrashed them by scores of 44-0 and 44-6 last season. Reporters are out in force--but not all to cover the game. They are there to cover a coach. An assistant coach.
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August 8, 1990
Lou Saban, former coach of three NFL clubs, has left his post as coach of the Middle Georgia Heat Wave, a minor league football team in Macon.
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January 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lou Saban, 70, a former NFL coach and the coach last year for Peru State College, won't return to the college next season because he does not want to take on teaching responsibilities, a new school requirement.
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September 18, 2003
Most NFL wins among coaches with losing records: Lou Saban (Boston, Buffalo, Denver, Buffalo)...95-99-7 Ted Marchibroda (Baltimore, Indianapolis, Baltimore)...87-98-1 Sam Wyche (Cincinnati, Tampa Bay)...84-107 Forrest Gregg (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Green Bay)...75-85-1 Dave Wannstedt (Chicago, Miami)...72-74 Dick Nolan (San Francisco, New Orleans)...69-82-5 George Wilson (Detroit, Miami)...68-84-8 Source: World Features Syndicate
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April 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Peru State College's football team has tasted what new head coach Lou Saban calls the sweet wine of success, and he's ready to add a touch of his vintage leadership on the field. It's the first time he's taken over a winning program, Saban says. He does so today. "I don't think you understand, or can feel the way I feel -- the joy at being able to take over a team that's done so well," Saban said. "All my life I've spent rebuilding teams."
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September 18, 2003
Most NFL wins among coaches with losing records: Lou Saban (Boston, Buffalo, Denver, Buffalo)...95-99-7 Ted Marchibroda (Baltimore, Indianapolis, Baltimore)...87-98-1 Sam Wyche (Cincinnati, Tampa Bay)...84-107 Forrest Gregg (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Green Bay)...75-85-1 Dave Wannstedt (Chicago, Miami)...72-74 Dick Nolan (San Francisco, New Orleans)...69-82-5 George Wilson (Detroit, Miami)...68-84-8 Source: World Features Syndicate
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January 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lou Saban, 70, a former NFL coach and the coach last year for Peru State College, won't return to the college next season because he does not want to take on teaching responsibilities, a new school requirement.
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September 1, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last June, the president of tiny Peru State College in Nebraska, Bob Burns, asked to see a list of applicants for the vacant football coaching position. He read down the list . . . and his gaze stopped abruptly on a name: SABAN, Lou. "I thought someone was pulling my leg," Burns said recently. "Then, the more I got to know him, the more I liked the idea of having him here. So we hired him."
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April 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Peru State College's football team has tasted what new head coach Lou Saban calls the sweet wine of success, and he's ready to add a touch of his vintage leadership on the field. It's the first time he's taken over a winning program, Saban says. He does so today. "I don't think you understand, or can feel the way I feel -- the joy at being able to take over a team that's done so well," Saban said. "All my life I've spent rebuilding teams."
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April 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lou Saban, a former coach in the American Football League, was hired by Peru (Neb.) State College, the defending NAIA Division II champion, Friday. Saban, 69, compiled a record of 97-101-7 in stints with the Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots and Denver Broncos, and led the Bills to an AFL championship in 1964. Saban also coached on the college level at Miami, Army, Maryland and Northwestern, after which he coached high school football.
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August 8, 1990
Lou Saban, former coach of three NFL clubs, has left his post as coach of the Middle Georgia Heat Wave, a minor league football team in Macon.
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September 1, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last June, the president of tiny Peru State College in Nebraska, Bob Burns, asked to see a list of applicants for the vacant football coaching position. He read down the list . . . and his gaze stopped abruptly on a name: SABAN, Lou. "I thought someone was pulling my leg," Burns said recently. "Then, the more I got to know him, the more I liked the idea of having him here. So we hired him."
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