Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 2/16/12
AKRON, Ohio When Miami (Ohio) head coach Charlie Coles took the floor about 90 minutes before his team's game at Akron Wednesday night, he walked deliberately and with a slight limp. He looked his age, frankly. Coles turned 70 last week. Almost exactly three hours later, Coles was mostly sitting and watching a superior Akron team steadily take over the game when one of his players was hit with a technical foul -- and subsequent lecture -- from the nearest official. Suddenly, Coles was out of his seat, his face was the color of his bright-red sweater and he was filling the official's ear with all sorts of personal thoughts. Coles turned 70 last week. It was vintage Charlie Coles, a legendary coach and a legendary character. Get him angry and he'll jump up and defend his players like he's half of 70. Talk with him about how or why a certain game went a certain way and you'll get an honest answer. "We don't have a good team this year," was among his postgame observations. It's ...
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