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Hawkinole

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #238 on: December 20, 2019, 12:06:53 AM »
Regarding Hayden Fry and hiring staff. I didn't even mention some of the others who were crucial. Bob Elliott - former Iowa DB. Bret Bielema. Jim Leavitt, former USF HC.

Bob Elliott was groomed to succeed Hayden Fry. But in Fry's last season at Iowa, both Bob Elliott and Hayden Fry developed cancer and were treating for it. Bob Elliott died at age 64 in 2017 (Bump Elliott's son).

Elliott's cancer threw the coaching search into chaos, and it came down to Bobby Stoops and Kirk Ferentz. Stoops set a deadline, and Iowa wanted to interview Ferentz before deciding and the interview came after the Stoops deadline, who was offered at Oklahoma. You know what happened from there.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #239 on: December 20, 2019, 12:08:30 AM »

https://twitter.com/BadgerFootball/status/1207482990814740480

Barry was a great high school coach at Mason City, Iowa. But I attended the game as an alumnus in which my high school coach defeated Mason City for the state championship that evaded us. Barry went onto fame and fortune.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #240 on: January 08, 2020, 10:30:55 AM »
George Perles died today.  If they come in 3s, what other name Big Ten coaches from the 80s are still alive?

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/spartans/2020/01/08/george-perles-dies-michigan-state-university/1909366001/

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #241 on: January 08, 2020, 12:46:29 PM »
I'd hate to ID guys, but there are still a decent number with us from the era.  

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #242 on: January 08, 2020, 01:16:36 PM »
George Perles died today.  If they come in 3s, what other name Big Ten coaches from the 80s are still alive?

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/spartans/2020/01/08/george-perles-dies-michigan-state-university/1909366001/
Interesting question

Lou Holtz is still kicking around and coached Minny in the 80's, though obviously not known for that.
Mike White from Illinois still alive as far as I can tell.
Leon Burtnett of Purdue is not famous nor was any good, but Joe Tiller was his defensive coordinator.  Maybe that's why they sucked.
John Gutekunst took over for took over at Minny for Lou Holtz.  Still alive. Never famous.
Lee Corso was mostly 70's but hit a couple years for Indiana in the 80's.  He's 84.
Fred Akers is reasonably famous from coaching at Texas but did coach Purdue at the end of the 90's.  
John Cooper hit a couple years of the 80's - he's 82

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #243 on: January 08, 2020, 01:23:42 PM »
Fred Akers is reasonably famous from coaching at Texas but did coach Purdue at the end of the 90's. 

Forgot about that,I was too busy bitching/screaming at Cooper to notice
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« Reply #244 on: January 08, 2020, 01:48:16 PM »
John Cooper hit a couple years of the 80's - he's 82
Wow, that shocks me

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #245 on: January 09, 2020, 06:27:24 PM »
Pete Dye died.  Diabolical,  a great nickname for the man who tortured golfers around the globe.  He designed a lot of world class courses and a lot of fun munis and clubs around here in Indiana.  He was 94.  

I saw him at the PGA at the Straits years ago at a practice round and he couldn't understand why people wanted his autograph, he was a great crusty old guy.   He still had a home a mile or so south of me, on Crooked Stick but think his days were mostly spent in FL/SC.   His wife died last year.

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« Reply #246 on: January 10, 2020, 06:25:01 PM »
Neil Peart has died.  Brain cancer.  Helps explain their retirement a few years ago.   Damn. Amazing talent. 

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« Reply #247 on: January 10, 2020, 08:29:55 PM »
John Cooper is still sharp as a whip. He still does some weekly CFB analysis on the radio, during the season.
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« Reply #248 on: January 10, 2020, 08:39:32 PM »
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #249 on: January 10, 2020, 11:30:21 PM »
George Perles died today.  If they come in 3s, what other name Big Ten coaches from the 80s are still alive?

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/spartans/2020/01/08/george-perles-dies-michigan-state-university/1909366001/
We were talking about this at work this week,  talking about when Perles was nearly hired by the Packers, who eventually settled on Lindy Infante.

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« Reply #250 on: January 11, 2020, 12:35:48 AM »
We were talking about this at work this week,  talking about when Perles was nearly hired by the Packers, who eventually settled on Lindy Infante.
Lindy Infante's greatest accomplishment was being so bad in Indianapolis that they ran him out in two years, but he left them with the #1 pick, that they used on Peyton

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« Reply #251 on: January 11, 2020, 10:22:56 AM »
Neil Peart has died.  Brain cancer.  Helps explain their retirement a few years ago.  Damn. Amazing talent.
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