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Izzo's X's and O's rank No. 1

August 24, 2013
By BURT ANGELI - Sports Writer , The Daily News

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Iron Mountain's Tommy Izzo ranks No. 1 when it comes to the best Division 1 X's and O's coaches. ESPN surveyed 250 coaches, with Michigan State's Izzo first and Michigan's John Beilein second.

"Tom's guys not only understand what they want. They execute details to make sure it happens," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said ...

From the "Pluggers" cartoon: "When a plugger's wife uses the words "honey, sweetie and sugar pie" he knows she's talking to the dog." ...

The new publicist for the "Bo Jackson of Iron Mountain" submitted the following:

"City Park tennis buff Dane Paquette claimed his first five-man doubles victory in three years, besting the likes of Dave Nobert, Mike Menghini, Mark LeClaire and Greg Stegall - all four of whom are still shaking their heads.

"Daner looks to return for another stellar year on the basketball court - provided he can find a team in need of a "pass first" point guard. Albert (Boo) Galeazzi, are you interested?" ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: "A Green Bay Packers fan who's a grandmother got a multi-layered green Mohawk hairdo. You know who I feel sorry for? The beautician who saw an 80-year-old waiting and thought: 'OK, this will be easy.'" ...

Gannon Bray, one of the 12 cogs in Norway's sterling Little League minor baseball season, gained his first name from former star quarterback Rich Gannon.

The son of Cheryl and Scott Bray entered the world at halftime of Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan. 26, 2003. Rich Gannon happened to be quarterbacking that game, and Gannon was on the short list of possible names.

Gannon struggled in the Oakland Raiders' Super Bowl loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but he did earn NFL most valuable player that season ...

 
 

 

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