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The end of an era

Ford will coach final game of 44-year career today

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It began more than four decades ago. To Bob Ford and Rudy Vido, it still seems like yesterday. Ford was the new coach of the fledgling club football team at what was then SUNY-Albany, hired in 1970 to resurrect a sport that had been discontinued in 1924 after one win in three seasons. The four shutouts that final year by a combined score of 105-0 were apparently the last straw. Vido was the star of ...

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