Friday, June 30, 2006

Randy Walker Dies

Its a sad day in college football. A class act--and a guy with MAC roots--died way too young at the age of 52 today. I was shocked beyond belief when I saw the news.

A lot of BG tie-ins. He was the coach in two of the biggest games BG ever won--the 2001 victory at Ryan Field (picture a 2-point conversion rather than going for OT, and true FR. Cole Magner running the ball in), and the 2003 Motor City Bowl.

He once described Brandon Hicks, our NG, as a "rolling ball of butcher knives," which no one could figure out but sounded like a compliment.

He also coached at Miami University for nine seasons, where he had the misfortune of running into the dominant Blackney teams. BG was 6-2-1 during his tenure in Oxford.

He was performing where no one else ever had for as long as he had, and he was doing it the right way, the way college athletics should be run.

A requiem appropriate to his contribution is here.

If you want to write a condolence to his family, you can do so here.

Rest in peace. We're worse off for your loss.

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