I know there was a thread a couple weeks ago regarding James.
OT: Don James has died
will be Washington football to me. I had so much respect for that program growing up.
He had some seriously talented teams, especially those early 90's squads. Serious talent. Another of the Bo-era coaching legends has passed and will be missed.
Very sad news. He won the AFCA Coach Of The Year and the Bear Bryant Award at least once, I think, and in addition, and he was the SI Coach Of The Year in 1991. That's definitely not comprehensive for his accolades, I am sure. He was a MAC Coach Of The Year at Kent State too, and indeed, two of his players went on to have some decent coaching careers too - Nick Saban and Gary Pinkel.
He took Washington to 14 bowls, including six Rose Bowls. Excellent, excellent career. Condolences to his family, friends, and the Washington community.
I hate when things remind me that I am getting older. RIP, coach.
As a former DC at Michigan, he'll always be a Michigan man. Though his legacy in college football will always be as the Dawgfather.
On those Michigan/Washington Rose Bowls. He was an incredible coach and was the first to really bring Pac Northwest football to the national forefront. He went 2-2 against Michigan in the Rose Bowl. He will be missed.
Bow Down to the Dawgfather
During his years at the helm, loved those years, teams, and Rose Bowls. He will be missed.
RIP to a coaching legend. He was their Bo.
During those early '90's the Huskies wore the best uniforms they have ever worn. I wish they'd revert to them again. So classic.
It was a sad day when the went to the purple helmets and the rest of their uniform was reminded me of the Minnesota State Golden Eagles.
And could he ever wear the hell out of a baseball hat.
Gotta love those too.
Yeah, I never understand why they went away from their classic look under James.
I just don't get it. So many good times.
Bo and Don. Class. Glad I was able to experience that history.
Great coach. The game is poorer without him.
The Michigan vs. Washington Rose Bowls in the early 90's are my most prominent college football memory from childhood. He built a powerhouse up there. RIP.