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Harvard’s Tim Murphy recovering from medical issue

Harvard coach Tim Murphy

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Harvard coach Tim Murphy

Harvard football coach Tim Murphy is at home, recovering from a medical issue he went through this month.

The 57-year-old Kingston native, who directed the Crimson to a 9-1 record and their seventh Ivy League title last fall, is expected to return to coaching this spring. He has been Harvard’s coach for 20 years.

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In Murphy’s absence, his coordinators, Joel Lamb (offense) and Scott Larkee (defense), will manage the program.

The winningest coach in program history at 137-62, Murphy is 15-5 against rival Yale in The Game, with seven straight wins, including a 34-7 victory in New Haven last November.

CRAIG LARSON

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