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07-30-2007, 10:04 PM
Former 49ers Coach Bill Walsh Dead at 75 (http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/30/ap3967669.html)

SAN FRANCISCO - Bill Walsh, the groundbreaking football coach who won three Super Bowls and perfected the ingenious schemes that became known as the West Coast offense during a Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 75.

Walsh died early Monday following a long battle with leukemia, according to Stanford University, where he served as coach and athletic director.

Walsh didn't become an NFL head coach until 47, and he spent just 10 seasons on the San Francisco sideline. But he left an indelible mark on the United States' most popular sport, building the once-woebegone 49ers into the most successful team of the 1980s with his innovative offensive strategies and teaching techniques.



07-30-2007, 10:19 PM
R.I.P. Bill Walsh. He was an excellent coach. He was one of the founders, if not THE founder of the West Coast Offense... damn those 49ers- hated 'em in the 80's. Sad day... :sadsmile1:

07-30-2007, 11:14 PM
The Man. He has had more impact on the modern game of football than anyone.

07-31-2007, 07:16 PM
Great Coach and a class act.

This was the first year I ever got into a Celebrity Death Pool... I had him on my list. It'll be my last Death Pool.