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R.I.P., Eddie Robinson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by silvershadow1981, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2825016
  2. In memory of the coach:

  3. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Mike & Mike were covering this extensively at 7:30. Shocking news to wake up, too.
    RIP Coach.
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Damn. I just put in briefs last night that he had been hospitalized.

    RIP to a legend.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    What a legend! And a class act.
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I miss the days when a televised saturday afternoon Grambling game mattered. I never really bothered to ask why. Just knew I would rather watch an Eddie Robinson coached team than the steady diet of Notre Dame shoved down my throat every week.
  7. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    That's terrible news. RIP, coach.
  8. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    One of college football's all-time and civil rights' all-time greats.

    RIP Eddie.
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    He conceded in the mid 1990s, soon before he retired, he feared hanging it up and dying soon after, like Bear Bryant. Robinson retired in 1997 and lived another decade, but Alzheimer's kept it from being golden. Sad.

    RIP, Coach Rob. You were a gentleman.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    RIP to a great one.
  11. boots

    boots New Member

    Had the honor of covering a few Grambling games. Coach Robinson was a class act he always made sure that wherever Grambling played, there was going going to be a show from the cheerleaders to the band to the players.
    He knew he was better than MANY coaches at the D-1 level but he felt he had to hold the banner up for guys like him who weren't given a chance to move up. He was a regular, until his health failed, at pro coaching clinics. He knew how to motivate and intimidate while being fair-minded.
    Eddie Robinson was Class with a capital C. The late Bear Bryant had the utmost respect for him.
  12. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Had a friend from high school who played for a year under Eddie Robinson at Grambling. While he left Grambling, he said that Eddie Robinson was one of the best motivators he ever had as a coach. RIP.
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