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    He lived for football. RIP
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    A true pioneer of the game; he will be missed.
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    Cousin of Nick Saban, not father as I always thought..............RIP Lou.
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    Guess i should mention he was the first Patriots coach.
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    Yes. And I never knew that until last year when it was a trivia question. I did remember him as coach of the Bills but not the Patriots.
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    Rather than rip the guy, me I respected his contribution. He was a cornerstone.
    Oh wait.
    Never mind.
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    Damn. That's too bad. He definitely was a pioneer of the modern game. Good man, good life. Thanks, Coach, for everything you did!

    As the first Patriots coach, he would've been 37 years old. Put Josh in a whole new light, eh?
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    "They're killin' me Whitey, they're killin' me!"

    -- One of the greatest coaching lines of all time. Enjoy winning in heaven, Lou.
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    Didn't seem to catch on. Mike Holovak did a great job replacing him. Saban did an equally good job at Buffalo.
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    thanks for the info!!! i didn't know since i just started following this team... RIP
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    The Saban days were like a revolving door. Around 200 players

    were looked at that very first year. If a player made a mistake,

    he was gone a couple of days later. The talent didn't gel until

    Holovak made the trade for Babe Parelli.
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    I thought Nick Saban was his nephew. But anyway, that's rotten news.

    I saw on another board that a Bills fan called the two AFL champion teams Saban coached the best in the team's history - which is saying something when you look at the Bills of the early-mid 1990s.
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    Nephew makes sense as did son - but it is cousin so says a few googled sites.

    "Their killing me Whitey, their killin me" is indeed one of the greatest sports lines ever!!!!!!!!!!
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    You heard correctly. Although the Bills teams of the 90's was good the 64 and 65 teams played a rougher brand of football. We would have been in Super Bowl 1 if we could have beat the Chiefs in the AFC title game. I can't wrap my head around why he didn't hold a job for longer than a year and a half though.

    We'll miss you coach. RIP
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    Me too. Until I found this out a few years ago I would have said Mike Holovak was our first coach. I know I started "following" the team when they started in 1960, but "follows" from the perspective of a 9 year old kid doesn't necessarily mean knowing who the head coach is.
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