"I did not come to Columbia to fail!"
Louis Lawrence Little (1893–1979)
Head Football Coach 1930–56
Lou Little's tenure as head football coach was marked by the biggest moment in Columbia's football history, the Lions' 7-0 victory over Stanford in the 1933 Rose Bowl. Though Little had few other winning teams at Columbia, he was recognized as a fine coach who was dedicated to his players. Among those who played for him were Sid Luckman, Gene Rossides, Lou Kusserow, Ventan Yablonsky, Al Barabas, and Jack Kerouac.