Joe Niese con Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach (English Edition)
Charles “Gus” Dorais (1891–1954) was the quarterback of Notre Dame’s “Dorais to Rockne” tandem that revolutionized football’s forward pass. A triple threat prep star from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Dorais was a captain and undefeated four-year starter at Notre Dame, and the school’s first consensus All-American in 1913.
Over the next four decades, Dorais was a professional player in the pre–NFL days and a college football coach—notably at the University of Detroit—and then head coach of the Detroit Lions. During his career, he tallied more than 150 wins. A pioneer of offensive strategies, Dorais played with and coached against most of the prominent football legends of his time.