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<p>Frank Chandler "Shorty" Longman (December 7, 1882 – April 4, 1928) was an American college football player and coach. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Longman played college football at the University of Michigan from 1903 to 1905. He later served as the head football coach at the University of Arkansas (1906–1907), and the University of Notre Dame (1909–1910).
Longman was one of the stars of Fielding H. Yost's "Point-a-Minute" teams at the University of Michigan in 1903, 1904, and 1905. In December 1904, the Chicago Daily Tribune wrote: "Longman hits the line like a stone shot from a catapult." University of Chicago star, Walter Eckersall, later wrote of Longman:
"Outside of Billy Heston and Tom Hammond, Longman was the most respected player on the Wolverine elevens of those years. He was a great line plunger, had an uncanny knack of holding his feet, and when Heston and Hammond buckled on to him to drive him through a line he was hard to stop. ... Aside from being a wonderful ball carrier, Longman was a splendid blocker and it was his perfect taking off of tacklers which made numbers of Heston's runs possible."
From 1906 to 1907, he served as the head football coach at the</p>

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