News: DC.COM: Hanging It Up: Houck Retiring After 45 Years Of Coaching

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Nick Eatman Staff Writer

    IRVING, Texas - Hudson Houck, a football coach on three levels for more than 45 years, including 29 in the NFL and 13 with the Cowboys, is officially retiring.

    With his contract expiring at the end of the 2011 season, Houck said retirement has been a topic for both himself and his wife Elsie, but the last game of the season, which kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs for a second straight year, proved to be the final straw.

    "It just kind of came to a head after the game," Houck said of his decision. "It was a rough game to go through. We still have our health and we have a number of our friends who aren't doing real well right and we said, 'What are we going to do? Are we going to work until we're in a walker, or what?' Retirement is something . . . we've been doing this a long time.

    "We're building a home out in California. It's going to be completed here pretty soon. We've got grandkids out there. I think we're going to ease into that, and maybe play a little golf."

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  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    When a contributor in the sport such as this leaves, one wonders to himself...just how will that experience be replaced in the league. References will all have changed.
  3. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    God bless you,and thanks,HH! Hit 'em straight!

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