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Published November 29, 1994
BILL WALSH announced his resignation yesterday as head coach of Stanford football. SI's Peter King said he looks for Walsh to become a "quarterback guru" acting as a consultant to some NFL teams and other teamns, with his first job being in the World League "to try to develop new quarterbacks which the NFL desperately needs" ("Monday Night Football," ABC, 11/28)....Former Tiger great DENNY MCLAIN has begun his involvement with Pizza Hut, Inc. by offering an autographed baseball as part of a meal deal. The baseball goes for $15.99 with every purchase of a "Big League Family Feast" (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 11/27 issue).....L.A. King Exec and former goaltender ROGIE VACHON posted a $100,000 bond for BRUCE MCNALL, who is charged with four felony counts stemming from a federal bank fraud investigation. McNall is set to plead guilty on December 7th (L.A. TIMES, 11/29)....GRACE LEE NIKKEL has joined ESPN as a Chicago based SportsCenter correspondent. She was a sports anchor/reporter at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis the last two years (ESPN)....The marketability of Detroit stars GRANT HILL and BARRY SANDERS is examined in CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. Sanders' pursuit of a 2,000 rushing season could bring him back into the "product endorsement limelight" (CRAIN'S DETROIT, 11/27 issue).