No. 2 Ohio State

Herb Gould

Johnny Dee, who had a good run with Austin Carr as the basketball coach at Notre Dame before Digger Phelps, once told me a wonderful little story. (Bear with me; I’ll connect the dots. I promise.)

Sports Illustrated was doing a big takeout on Carr and the Irish. Before it ran, the writer called Dee and told him the story would say that Dee sits at center court smoking a cigar while his lead assistant, Gene Sullivan (who later had some success at Loyola in Chicago), runs practice.

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