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by Berry Tramel Modified: October 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm •  Published: October 15, 2013

* Oliver Luck, 53

Current job: West Virginia athletic director

Hometown: Cleveland

Alma mater: West Virginia, Texas

Former jobs: CEO of Houston Sports Authority, which oversees that city's major-league venues; commissioner of NFL Europe; general manager of World League of American football teams; practicing attorney in Germany.

* Archie Manning, 64

Current job: Motivational speaker and public relations and consulting for a variety of companies in New Orleans and nationally.

Hometown: Drew, Miss.

Alma mater: Ole Miss

Former jobs: NFL quarterback with the Saints, Oilers and Vikings.

* Tom Osborne, 76

Current job: Retired

Hometown: Hastings, Neb.

Alma mater: Hastings College, Nebraska

Former jobs: Nebraska athletic director, U.S. congressman, Nebraska assistant and head coach, NFL receiver with the Redskins and 49ers.

* Dan Radakovich, 55

Current job: Clemson athletic director

Hometown: Monaca, Pa.

Alma mater: Indiana (Pa.), Miami (Fla.)

Former jobs: Georgia Tech AD, LSU associate AD, American University AD, South Carolina associate AD, Long Beach State associate AD, Miami administration.

* Condoleezza Rice, 58

Current job: Stanford professor of political science

Hometown: Denver

Alma mater: University of Denver, Notre Dame

Former jobs: U.S. Secretary of State, Stanford provost, Soviet expert on the U.S. National Security Council, Stanford professor.

* Mike Tranghese, 69

Current job: Retired

Hometown: Springfield, Mass.

Alma mater: St. Michael's College

Former jobs: Big East commissioner, Big East administration, Providence administration, American International College administration.

* Steve Wieberg, 59

Current job: Writer, editor, Kansas City public library

Hometown: Martinsburg, Mo.

Alma mater: Missouri

Former jobs: USA Today sportswriter, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader sportswriter, Mexico (Mo.) Ledger sportswriter.

* Tyrone Willingham, 59

Current job: Retired

Hometown: Jacksonville, N.C.

Alma mater: Michigan State

Former jobs: Washington U. head coach, Notre Dame head coach, Stanford head coach, Minnesota Vikings assistant, Stanford assistant, Rice assistant, North Carolina State assistant, Michigan State assistant, Central Michigan assistant.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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