Dan Devine

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Daniel John Devine (December 22, 1924 – May 9, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach football coach at Arizona State University from 1955 to 1957, the University of Missouri from 1958 to 1970, and the University of Notre Dame from 1975 to 1980, compiling a career college football mark of 173–57–9. Devine was also the head coach of the NFL's Green Bay Packers from 1971 to 1974, tallying a mark of 25–27–4. His 1977 Notre Dame team won a College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS after beating Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Devine was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1985.

Early life and military service

Born in Augusta, Wisconsin, Devine and his eight siblings later went to live with an aunt and uncle in Proctor, Minnesota. As a star at Proctor High School, Devine started at quarterback as a freshman and later became known as, "The Proctor Flash." He also competed in three other sports during his four years at the school, and graduated in 1942.

Devine then enrolled at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and was team captain of both the baseball and football teams, playing as a 170 lb. (77 kg) quarterback. His time at the school was interrupted after his enlistment in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he became a B-29 flight officer. He graduated from college in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in history.

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