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Elmer Layden named Notre Dame head coach...

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December 9, 1933

THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, New York, December 9, 1933

* Elmer Layden named Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach
* The Four Horsemen fame
* NCAA college football

This 14 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on page 9: "LAYDEN PICKED TO COACH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL NEXT YEAR" with subheads that include: "FULLBACK STAR OF '4 HORSEMEN' CALLED TO TASK" and more (see photos).

Tells of Elmer Layden being named the new Notre Dame Fighting Irish college football team head coach.

Other news of the day including various advertising. Light browning, little margin wear, mostly along spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: After his playing days, Layden was head football coach at Columbia College (Dubuque, Iowa) in 1925-26, where he compiled an 8-5-2 record. From 1927 to 1933 he was head coach at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, going 48-16-6 and winning the 1933 season's Festival of Palms Bowl (a precursor to the Orange Bowl) on New Year's Day, 1934.

Also in 1934, he became head coach and athletic director at Notre Dame, a few years after his legendary mentor Knute Rockne was killed in a plane crash. Layden led the Irish for seven years and posted an overall 47-13-3 docket. His 1935 squad posted one of the greatest wins in school history by rallying to defeat Ohio State 18-13. His 1938 team finished 8-1, losing only to USC in the season finale. This loss cost them a possible consensus national championship, but the team was named national champion by the Dickinson System.

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