Lou Saban is on the move again, from president (whatever that meant, under George Steinbrenner) of baseball's New York Yankees to coach of Central Florida football in NCAA Division II.
Saban, 63, got UCF's call after a funny thing happened on the school's way from Division III, in which its football program debuted 1979-81, to Division I, where its ambitions lie: a 0-10 fizzle in its inaugural Division II season.
The former head coach at Case, Northwestern, Western Illinois, Boston AFL, Buffalo AFL, Maryland (1966), Denver NFL, Buffalo NFL, U. of Miami, U. of Cincinnati (0-0) and Army thanked school officials, including Athletic Director Bill Peterson, yesterday for the opportunity, acknowledging, "I have been known as a maverick coach for several years."
But Steinbrenner, who coached ends on Saban's Northwestern staff c. 1955, wished him well: "I'm glad to see him getting a chance to do what he does best" . . .
Billy Brewer, realizing "a two-part dream" to play football at Ole Miss and someday coach its team, signed a four-year contract to coach Mississippi, and Chancellor Porter Fortune remarked, while praising Brewer's leadership abilities, "He was a star football player here and also with the Redskins." A quarterback and defensive back on the Rebs' 9-1 team of 1959, Brewer did what he could in the backfield for the 1-9-2 Redskins of '60, his one NFL season. His Louisiana Tech team this year was 10-3 for a three-year 19-15-1 on top of a 38-24-2 stand at SW Louisiana . . . Louisiana Tech immediately replaced Brewer with 1950s Tech player A.L. Williams, just let go after eight years coaching NW Louisiana (39-45) . . .