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04-04-2007, 04:07 PM
Ex-Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson Dies

By Associated Press

16 minutes ago
RUSTON, La. - Eddie Robinson, who sent more than 200 players to the NFL and won 408 games during a 57-year career, has died.
He was 88.
Super Bowl MVP quarterback Doug Williams, one of Robinson's former players, said the former Grambling State University coach died about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Robinson had been admitted to Lincoln General Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Robinson had been suffering from Alzheimer's, which was diagnosed shortly after he was forced to retire following the 1997 season, in which he won only three games. His health had been declining for years, and he had been in and out of a nursing home during the last year.
In his 57 years in football, Robinson set the standard for victories with a 408-165-15 record. John Gagliardi of St. John's, Minn., passed Robinson in 2003 and has 443 wins.
Robinson's teams had only eight losing seasons and won 17 Southwestern Athletic Conference titles and nine national black college championships.
He sent more than 200 players to the NFL, including seven first-round draft choices.
It was a career that spanned 11 presidents, several wars and the civil-rights movement. His den was packed with trophies, representing virtually every award a coach can win. He was inducted into every hall of fame for which he was eligible.

RIP Coach.

tony hipchest
04-04-2007, 04:34 PM
i heard alot of amazing stories about him today. he trully started from the ground up. as a young coach he was definitely a 1 man show. there was no groundskeeper, so he mowed the field. he had no position coaches so he coached it all. he even had to make meals for his teams on road trips to cities and towns where restraunts wouldnt serve blacks.


04-04-2007, 07:43 PM
They had some good articles on him in New Orleans and Baton Rouge when he won his 400th. One of his players talked about when he made them bring in their report cards and if their grades weren't good enough they had to run the stadium steps.

That's why most of his players ended up being successful in life.

04-05-2007, 12:14 AM
RIP Eddie, you deserve it!

04-05-2007, 05:48 AM
he was a great coach and will be missed,


04-09-2007, 08:49 AM
Coach Rob is lying in state right now at the Louisiana Capitol.

04-09-2007, 09:10 AM
Coach Rob is lying in state right now at the Louisiana Capitol.

Okay, then when is he getting buried?


04-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Okay, then when is he getting buried?


I just looked it up on Grambling's website-the funeral service is Wednesday.

04-09-2007, 04:40 PM
May God richly bless that Robinson family and friends that have lost a true loved one.:hug: