Detroit Titans football

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Detroit Titans football
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First season 1892
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Stadium capacity 20,000
Location Detroit, Michigan
All-time record 308–204–24 (.597)
Claimed national titles 1

The Detroit Titans were the college football team representing the University of Detroit from 1896 to 1964. In 1928, the Detroit Titans won a College Football National Championship under Gus Dorais, with a record of 9-0-0.

Championships[edit]

Head coaching records[edit]

Head Coach Years Seasons Record Pct.
William S. Robinson 1896–1899 4 13–5–1 .700
John C. Mackey 1900–1901 2 6–6–0 .500
Edward Ryan 1902, 1906 2 7–5–1 .577
Alfred W. Debo 1903–1904 2 6–6–0 .500
George A. Kelly 1907, 1909–1910 3 7–5–2 .571
Royal R. Campbell 1911–1912 2 8–6–1 .567
George M. Lawton 1913–1914 2 6–6–3 .500
Harry Costello 1915–1916 2 4–7–2 .385
James F. Duffy 1917, 1919–1922, 1924 6 43–12–1 .777
Germany Schulz 1923 1 4–3–2 .556
Gus Dorais 1925–1942 18 113–48–7 .693
Chuck Baer 1945–1950 6 35–21–1 .623
Dutch Clark 1951–1953 3 13–17–0 .433
Wally Fromhart 1954–1958 5 19–25–2 .435
Jim Miller 1959–1961 3 18–10–0 .643
John Idzik 1962–1964 3 6–21–1 .232

Notable personnel[edit]

Name Position Years Notes
Grady Alderman Lineman 1950s Played in NFL, 1960-1974
Vince Banonis Center 1939-1941 Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
Dan Boisture End 1947-1948 Head coach at Eastern Michigan, 1967-1973
Lloyd Brazil Halfback 1927-1929 All-American; inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Walt Cassidy End 1920s Played in NFL, 1924
Walt Clago End Played in NFL, 1921-1922
Bill Dando Halfback 1956-1968 Head coach at Buffalo, 1977-1979
Andy Farkas Fullback 1930s Played for Washington Redskins, 1938-1944
Norm Harvey Tackle 1920s Played in NFL, 1925-1929
Harvey Long Lineman 1920s Played in NFL, 1929-1930
Elmer Madarik Halfback 1940s Played for Detroit Lions 1945-1948
Ted Marchibroda Quarterback 1950s Played and coached in the NFL for over 40 years, 1953-1998
Doug Nott Halfback 1930s Played for Detroit Lions in 1935
Bill O'Neill Halfback 1930s Played for Detroit Lions in 1935 and Cleveland Rams and in 1937
Lee Riley Defensive back 1950s Played in NFL and AFL, 1955-1962
Jim Shorter Defensive back 1960s Played in NFL, 1948-1956
Jack Simmons Lineman 1940s Played in NFL, 1962-1969
Steve Stonebreaker Linebacker 1960s Played in NFL, 1962-1968
Tillie Voss End 1920s Played in NFL, 1921-1929

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2011. pp. 70–75. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 

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