Three memorable short-term coaches/manager from the 1980s:

•Lou Holtz. I called him "the Music Man" when Lou came to town and we bought every instrument he had to sell. As phony as his verbal baloney was, Lou was a fabulous college football coach.

•Ray Miller. "The Rabbit'' was Twins President Howard Fox's discovery to be an innovative manager. His failure made way for Tom Kelly in September 1986.

•Les Steckel. The Vikings and the Gophers both wanted the dynamic Steckel for the 1984 season. The Vikings won. They thought.