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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2018, 05:01:30 PM »
Darryl Rogers dies at 83.

Was an ok coach at MSU, peaking with a co-Big Ten title in 1978, finishing #12 in the polls.  After a 1-3 start, MSU won 7 in a row, including a road win at Michigan, who they shared the conference title with.  MSU had a TV/bowl ban due to recruiting violations under previous coach Denny Stolz, so all in all it is one of the forgotten good MSU teams.  They had the conference's best passing attack, with Kirk Gibson at WR.  Instead MSU's Rose Bowl drought extended until 1987, and UM went in 1979 in their place.  That game gave us the Charles White Phantom Touchdown, in USC's 17-10 win.  The Trojans had also beaten MSU earlier in the year, in LA.

After the 1979 season, AD Joe Kearney took the Arizona State AD job, and took his head football coach with him.  Rogers returned to Michigan a few years later to coach the Lions, after taking Arizona State to a Fiesta Bowl, and a #6 national ranking, before giving way to John Cooper, who two years later won Arizona State's lone Rose Bowl with Rogers' players as uperclassmen.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #91 on: July 11, 2018, 08:25:45 PM »
Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul passed away at 54.

He was the brother of their guitarist that was gunned down on stage in Columbus about 15 years ago.
I met him at a Mcdonalds in Aurora, NE. I'm not one for getting Autographs or acting like a little girl at a boy band concert but I grab my wife's arm and loudly proclaimed. "That's Vinnie Paul, Vinnie F@$#ing Paul!!!"

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 12, 2018, 12:48:59 PM »
Darryl Rogers dies at 83.

Was an ok coach at MSU, peaking with a co-Big Ten title in 1978, finishing #12 in the polls.  After a 1-3 start, MSU won 7 in a row, including a road win at Michigan, who they shared the conference title with.  MSU had a TV/bowl ban due to recruiting violations under previous coach Denny Stolz, so all in all it is one of the forgotten good MSU teams.  They had the conference's best passing attack, with Kirk Gibson at WR.  Instead MSU's Rose Bowl drought extended until 1987, and UM went in 1979 in their place.  That game gave us the Charles White Phantom Touchdown, in USC's 17-10 win.  The Trojans had also beaten MSU earlier in the year, in LA.

After the 1979 season, AD Joe Kearney took the Arizona State AD job, and took his head football coach with him.  Rogers returned to Michigan a few years later to coach the Lions, after taking Arizona State to a Fiesta Bowl, and a #6 national ranking, before giving way to John Cooper, who two years later won Arizona State's lone Rose Bowl with Rogers' players as uperclassmen.

Rogers recruited some damn solid NFL talent to ASU like Eric Allen and Randal McDaniel, among others.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2018, 03:41:38 PM »
From Eleven Warriors
Former Ohio State defensive end and All-Big Ten player Mike Kudla passed away unexpectedly Sunday at the age of 34.

Kudla, who played for the Buckeyes from 2002-2005, won a national championship as a freshman with Ohio State and went on to become one of the strongest players ever to play in Columbus. He still holds the OSU football record for max bench press at 610 pounds and at one time, held the NFL Combine record for most reps.


In 2003, Kudla was read his last rites after being diagnosed with Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, a rare illness that causes high fever and severe eye damage. Kudla lost nearly 50 pounds before beating the illness and returning to Columbus for his sophomore season.

Kudla was named first-team All-Big Ten and Ohio State's most valuable player on defense in 2005. In his final college game, he set a Fiesta Bowl record with three sacks to help the Buckeyes beat Notre Dame. He finished his college career with 91 tackles and 14.5 sacks.



Too soon,RIP,Mike
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