Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Eddie Robinson RIP 1919-2007

Former Grambling Football Coach and Hall Of Famer Eddie Robinson (88) died yesterday after battling Alzheimer's disease. Coach Robinson had an overall record of 408-165 -15, thats 408 wins. In football, thats unheard of. In 1985 he became the winningest coach in College Football history beating Prarie View 27-7 in Dallas..

Whats lost in the iconic history of this man, is he ushered 200 men into the NFL.
Thats literally 4 teams. When he first accepted the job at then the Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute (now Grambling) he had no staff. He mowed the field, taped the players and coached both sides of the ball.Hell, he even wrote about the teams wins and losses for the local newspaper..Dedication..Period.. As a son of a Southern Jaguar , I gotta say, him patrolling the sidelines during the Bayou Classic was an event in itself. Coach we'll miss you...


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