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R.I.P. Don James

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DesertDawg526, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    1932-2013

    Assistant Coach at University of Colorado under Eddie Crowder 1968-1970.

    Head Coach Washington 1975-1992.

    He passed away this morning from pancreatic cancer. He will always be the Dawgfather to Husky Nation.

    It's amazing to view his coaching tree (all under Crowder as well):

    http://coachingroots.com/football/coaches/don-james/coaching-tree

    (interesting site BTW)


    http://coachingroots.com/football/coaches/eddie-crowder/coaching-tree

    I found it interesting that Pete Carroll is under Coach Crowder's tree as well, twice removed from Les Steckel.


    The Dawgfather may not be here anymore, but his presence is still strongly felt in the ranks of college and NFL football. His legacy will still shine on...

    It's a sad day for college football and Husky Nation.



     
  2. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    The Dan Hawkins coaching tree includes Mark Helfrich...
     
  3. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Wanna bet Frei does a column on him and includes himself and his dad?
     
  4. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I wouldn't mind that.

    Frei is one of the few writers still working who actually bothers to do reasearch and look for stories. I also give him credit for having respect for those who responsible for what we have now in sports.

    He stays away from the sensationalism that is so common today and doesn't go digging for "dirt."
     
  5. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Don James dominated the pac 10 like nobody ever has or will. His teams of the mid-80 to the mid-90's were dominant. RIP Dawgfather.
     
  6. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Helfrich and Chris Petersen. Not a bad coaching tree :lol:
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Sad to see a legend pass.
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    How is Jimbo Fisher in Jimbo Fisher's coaching tree? That's a pretty neat trick.
     
  9. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    I always respected and at times like the UW teams under James. They were really good and he seemed like a class act. RIP Mr. James.
     
  10. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    R I P Coach James
     
  11. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    He is simply just that good:lol:

    I don't think any college team in the country could have beat FSU last Saturday.
     
  12. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    He coulda been the Buffs' HC to replace Eddie Crowder. Eddie took Mallory instead and wouldn't even give James an interview, despite his HC record and past association as Eddie's DC. I love what Eddie did as a coach, but as AD he left a lot to be desired. Even Mac was forced upon him!

    Poor Warren Moon, he lost his former college coach (James), pro coach(Bum Phillips) and the NFL owner who brought him back into the League from Canada(Bud Allen) all within the space of a few days! RIP to all these gents!
     
  13. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    "Coaching trees" are a joke. Sheesh! The profession is so small and in-bred that everybody coached for or with every other coach alive.
     
  14. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    That tree contains Dan Hawkins and Josh McDaniels, so it's safe to say I hate Don James.
     

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