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Earl "Red" Blaik
Birth: Feb. 15, 1897
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 5, 1989
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

College Football Coach. He graduated from the United States Militiary Academy in 1920, but left the Army two years later. He worked as an assistant football coach for the University of Wisconsin and for the USMA before becoming head coach of Dartmouth's football team in 1934. In seven seasons there he led Dartmouth to a 45-15-4 record, and an undefeated 1937 season. He took over the USMA football team in 1941, and led it until 1958, compiling a stellar record in the process. Led by College Football greats Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, Army did not lose a game between 1946 and 1948. He weathered a 1951 cheating scandal that forced him to lose 37 players through expulsion (including his son, starting quarterback Bob Blaik) to build a team that would have 6 more wining seasons. When he retired in 1958 he had a career record of 166 wins, 48 losses, and 14 ties. He was subsequently elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Merle McDowell Blaik (1897 - 1984)
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 10, Row G, Grave 131
GPS (lat/lon): 41.3979, -73.96678
 
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Record added: Oct 02, 1998
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You lived your life as your father taught you and was quite innovative, as well as being honest and fair in ensuring all your players got time on the gridiron. There is NO (I) in TEAM.V/R
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