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After the 2013 season after 45 years at Brother Rice. Love or hate Rice, you can't deny Al's amazing record and longevity.
Hate to say it , he will probably die within a year after retirement.
12177 Post before moving here. 10/29/11 will live forever in our hearts (plus 50 votes in the last 3 hours)
Hey Duffy, are you a Rice grad?
Seen it with Bear and JoePa. When all you know is coaching, things usually end like that.
I worked under his son, Hawke. Old FREEP writer. One of the biggest assholes I ever met (Hawke).
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
JoePa had cancer before he stopped coaching...
You'd think that a guy who survived an alleged cancer scare would have a greater appreciation for human life.
Hey, just staring my opinion. Gotta problem with it? I just honestly think not coaching will take a toll on him.
Do I have a problem with someone predicting the impending death of a high school football coach when he himself would've flipped his shit had his own demise been predicted mid-cancer scare?
Yes, yes I do.
You cited two examples of guys passing shortly after retiring from coaching. It doesn't happen to everyone.
I see you have a lot of problems, but I care not to discuss them in a open forum.
How long did Joe Pa last after he was fired?
It dosent, agreed.
Like 90 days but I hate the opinion that the scandal/firing killed JoPa. He was an 86 year old man with lung cancer.
So your claiming that if he kept coaching football it would have halted the effects of lung cancer?
Well I suppose there's a first time for everything.
Bear Bryant would've been a better example.... IMO.
Al is a fixture/legend in the catholic league with phenomenal achievements. Hope he lives long and prospers. It was fun tangling with that sob in the early 80s.
Tom Mach can't be far behind. Two greats.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Droppedbyadime 16 months ago
O rly? Do tell.
Hide yo quarterbackz, hide yo kidz, the MSU defense is here
Solid post, Dime. Tom Mach is another example of a guy that has been GREAT for high school football. It seems like he has been around forever, too.
Great coach and from what I have heard, a great person. Hope he enjoys retirement!
Easily goes down as the best high school football coach in Michigan history.
I hope whoever replaces Fracassa is a Spartan guy. I'd love it if Hollis and Dantonio worked to place MSU grads/fans in fb coaching positions the way Biggie and Duffy used to. Same goes for basketball w/Izzo.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Thank you, Denicos.
Over 400 career wins very impressive
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