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His teams often were not as big as the opponents, but they usually were quicker and better conditioned. Seldom did Kush's teams lose a late lead. And year after year, Kush managed to come up with some of the nation's best skill-position players (Charley Taylor, Ben Hawkins, Woody Green, Danny White, Art and Ben Malone, John Jefferson). In a six-season span, from 1970 through 1975, his teams fashioned a 62-9 record, including a 5-0 mark in bowl games. The 1975 season was the capper: 12-0 season, Fiesta Bowl win over Nebraska and a consensus #2 ranking (#1 by The Sporting News).


ASU SUN DEVIL STADUIM - FRANK KUSH FIELD


The success of Kush's teams was instrumental in coming up with the money and support for Arizona State to put together what is considered one of the finest set of on-campus sport facilities at any university. The crown jewel was the expansion of Sun Devil Stadium to 70,000 seats. This, in turn, was a crucial factor in wooing the Cardinals from St. Louis and eventually landing Super Bowl XXX.