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RIP Paul Dietzel

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Former LSU, Army and South Carolina coach. Died at 89.


    Won a national championship at age 33. Was also married to the same woman for 69 years.
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The Chinese Bandits!! Plus, can anyone imagine a successful LSU coach leaving for Army today?
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Can't imagine a successful LSU coach leaving for anywhere today, other than for the NFL.
  4. mr.westerberg

    mr.westerberg Member

    Dietzel eventually left Army for South Carolina. He is one of three coaches in South Carolina history who have won national titles before they got to the school. Not sure any other school can make that claim.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Coach Dietzal always seemed right out of central casting for the consummate
    football coach of the 50's and 60's. In almost every photo he always had
    that whistle around his neck and ball cap of his school.

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  6. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    I interviewed him during his short time as athletic director at Indiana University.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I don't know what your "fix" changes. He'd never have gone straight from LSU to Alabama, and if the LSU job was available in 2007, he'd have gone back there.
  9. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    There were a lot of people in Louisiana who never forgave Paul Dietzel for leaving LSU for Army.

    Back then, however, Army was a better job than LSU. How times have changed.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Can anyone imagine naming a defense after Chinese bandits today? Or any ethnic group of bandits?
  12. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    As I recall, they were named after the bad guys in "Terry and the Pirates," a popular comic strip at the time.
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