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"Silver Fox," John McKay
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
In 16 years as head coach, John McKay compiled a 127-40-8 record, won four national titles and five Rose Bowls, and coached two Heisman Trophy Award winners. Here, the "Silver Fox" stands with his undefeated 1972 squad, considered one of the greatest teams in school--and college football--history. The team's unofficial mascot? A stray mutt that McKay and the players adopted and nicknamed "Turd." Photo dated October 2, 1972.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 11983
McKay, John
University of Southern California
Southern California Trojans (Football team)
Football coaches--United States
Football--California--Los Angeles
Football fans--California--Los Angeles
Football players--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Arenas--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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