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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. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Thanks, Doc.
  2. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    Don't forget Matt Hartl, a Rose Bowl standout who died on Hodgkin's Disease in 1999
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Stunning and sad. RIP.

    And all of you ... take care of yourselves.
  4. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I think Hartl's cousin is still on staff with the football program. A tragedy as well.
  5. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    I had the opportunity to deal with Randy Walker many, many times in years past. He was great to reporters, very accessible ... heck, you could ask him a question, leave your tape recorder running and come back 20 or 30 minutes later and he'd still be talking.

    Shocked the hell out of me when I saw the headline this morning.

    RIP, Randy.
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    I woke up this morning and didn't think about turning on the t.v. until I heard FSR's "Out of Bounds" briefly mention it. I stood there in my bathroom stunned as I heard the story. I ran back into the bedroom and flipped on the t.v. and caught the presser with the A.D. and the President. I still in a state of shock on what happened.

    The 13-point comeback win against Iowa was just unreal to watch; the Michigan shoot-out was the stuff of Big 10 legend. When Anthony Thomas put the ball on the ground, I was laughing like a kid in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory because NW was going to win the game.

    A very sad day indeed in Evanston. Prayers and sympathies to the Walkers, the team, and the Windy City area.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Northwestern's opening game should be a very emotional one. It's at Miami (Ohio) which was Walker's first head coaching stop and is his alma mater.
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Didn't Walker tried to get that game set up between the Redhawks and the 'Cats? It's a home and home, right?
  9. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    The schools have been playing for years, and a few of those Northwestern-Miami of Ohio games have very strong Walker connections.

    He was Miami's coach in 1995, the year the Wildcats reached the Rose Bowl, and gave Northwestern its only loss in the regular season.

    Then, in 1999, Walker took the Northwestern job and his first game there was against Miami and his close pal and former assistant Terry Hoeppner.

    Also, in 2003 the Roethlisberger-led RedHawks routed NU 44-14.
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