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RIP Randy Walker, Northwestern football coach

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by this_guy, Jun 30, 2006.

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  1. this_guy

    this_guy Guest

    Died of an apparent heart attack Thursday night. Say a prayer for the Walker family.
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    wow... just saw the ap advisory


  3. KP

    KP Active Member

    Very sad news, even though he used to coach Miami he can still be considered a good guy by this Bobcat.
  4. Echo the sentiments here. Was there any sort of history of heart problems/unusual events? Seemed young and in shape.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    R.I.P. Proved there was life after Gary Barnett. A little defense would have helped, but he always had exciting offenses there.
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Here's the link: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2505033

    Randy was at the helm of the greatest college football game I've ever seen in person when Northwestern beat Michigan 55-52 in 2000. I still have a piece of Ryan Field growing somewhere in my parents' backyard.

    RIP Randy, and my heart goes out to the Walker family.
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    ESPN story said Walker was hospitalized two years ago with myocarditis, a virus that affects lining of the heart. Wonder if there were complications down the way.

    Sad. :'(
  8. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Wow. The guy *was* young and in pretty good shape.

    Second death for Northwestern football in five years.

    RIP a good coach and a good man.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I wonder, if maybe Barnett goes back to Evanston, possibly on an interim basis (one-year contact, with mutual option to discuss the future at the end of the season).
    His stay at Colorado ended in nearly-complete disaster, but the culture there is completely different. However he did it, he was the one that raised NW football out of the grave in which it had been lying for 40 years.

    And it will be very interesting to see what our favorite Jay Mariotti has to say in regards to Walker. :eek:
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    That was a great game. Damien Anderson dropped a sure TD pass, but then he got a reprieve when the A Train fumbled.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Don't see any way for that to happen.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Didn't Barnett pretty much burn his bridges on his way out of Evanston? I can't remember specifically, but I think there was something.
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