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Rose Bowl coach John Pont dies

Former IU head football coach John Pont kneels on the sidelines during a game in 1970. Pont died Tuesday at his home in in Oxford, Ohio.

Former IU head football coach John Pont died Tuesday at his home in Oxford, Ohio.\nPont coached the Hoosiers from 1965-72 and is most known for leading IU to it's only Rose Bowl appearnace in 1968.\nPont received NCAA coach of the year honors in 1967, when he led the Hoosiers to a 9-1 record before losing in Pasadena to a USC Trojan team with star running back O.J. Simpson.\nPont was 80 years old.

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