When I was a very young kid growing up in Science Hill, Ky., my dad and I would watch professional football games on Sundays on a black-and-white television during the pre-Cincinnati Bengals days.
And the NFL’s Cleveland Browns were on television a lot. I remember my dad would often tell me, saying their head coach is from Kentucky and UK should have kept him.
That Cleveland coach at the time was Blanton Collier, a native Central Kentuckian who guided the legendary Browns from 1963 to 1970, winning nearly 70 percent of his games, including the 1964 NFL title.
Blanton Collier pictured with legendary running back Jim Brown
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