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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 3 30 he played for me and all that and I'm partial to him, but I've been around football for a long time. I played and coached. I knew tons of college coaches, and Nick is a rare bird when it comes to the passion for the game, and he displayed that as a player and as a coach." Looking back, Franks joked Holt owes all of his coach- ing successes to him. Franks could have said "no" back then in the mid-1980s, could have had three coaches on his staff instead of four that year. Franks laughed. He's not being serious. Really. Though Holt does of- fer up Franks' name at every opportunity when talking about his coaching mentors and coaching roots, roots that are firmly planted in the Bay Area where he coached one more time in December. "We could see what he was all about," Franks said, referencing that long-ago time, "his drive, his determi- nation, his competitiveness, his understanding of the game, his love of the game, his enjoyment of just be- ing around it, being around football players and football coaches and being that guy. "He is clearly that guy." j PURDUE V I N Y L M AT S Gold and Black Illustrated• 2605 Yeager Road • West Lafayette, IN 47906 • 1-800-876-4678 Visit the store at for this and other great Purdue Fan items! ITEM #7408 CARGO MAT $39.95 + $12.99 S&H Size: 31" x 31" ITEM #7413 MOTORCYCLE MAT $139.95 FREE S&H Size: 82.5" x 42" VINYL MATS Available in 2-PC and 4-PC Combos SAVE!! GET ALL FOUR PIECES! ITEM #7411 4-PC SET: FRONT & UTILITY MATS $59.95 + $12.99 S&H ITEM #7403-V 2-PC FRONT MATS $39.95 + $9.99 S&H Size: 18"x27" ITEM #7409 2-PC UTILITY MATS $27.95 + $7.99 S&H Size: 14"x17" PLEASE ADD 7% SALES TAX IF YOU LIVE IN INDIANA Delivery limited to continental U.S. Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. Mats ship direct from manufacturer. Returns accepted only in event of defect or shiping error.

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