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RIP Chuck Fairbanks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dead at 79 from brain cancer:


    After Pardee yesterday, that's two guys in two days who have been successful coaches in both college football and the NFL.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This one's being taken hard in Sooner Nation. Probably harder than it should be, since he didn't win a national championship there, lost the Game of the Century and got OU put on probation. The best thing he did was make Switzer his OC.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Also coached in the USFL.

  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Pardee, Fairbanks.

    If I'm Jim Hanifan or Sam Rutigliano, I would avoid any strenuous activity for a while.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Gene Stallings might want to be careful too.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I remember Fairbanks' name coming up when Nick Saban left the Dolphins for Alabama. People pointed to Fairbanks, who left the Patriots for Colorado in the late 70s, as a cautionary tale.
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Good thing Abe Vigoda never coached football.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Yeah but Pepper Rodgers did. He better not walk down any stairs anytime soon.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    If you took the Paris News job, you'd certainly get to write about that. [/crossthread]
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm sure, thanks in large part to Dan Hawkins, Fairbanks is probably only known as the second worst coach in Colorado history.
  11. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    Might not Jon Embree join these folks in the "Colorado Hall of Shame - - Coaches' Wing? Overall record 4-21; conference record 3-15...
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm sure he's there as well. Especially after whining about getting fired after a season where he won one game and lost to a FBS (I-AA) team.
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