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RIP Jim Myers

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Plankton, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see this posted anywhere, so.....

    Former offensive line coach for the majority of Tom Landry's tenure in Dallas. Replaced Bear Bryant at Texas A&M (ironically, he beat out Landry for the job, and was hired by Bum Bright). Developed great linemen such as Ralph Neely, Dave Manders, Rayfield Wright, John Niland, Blaine Nye, Pat Donovan and Herb Scott. RIP to a great coach, and Cowboy leader.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...nt-and-am-head-coach-jim-myers-dies-at-92.ece
  2. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    RIP. Good coach and good guy.
  3. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    How old was he? I had completely forgotten about him.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    He was 92. Had no idea he was that old. RIP sir. Condolences to the family and friends
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I am surprised more old fans haven't chimed in. I hope his reunion with Coach Landry was great. This man was a beast, often bettering active players at some physical feats. He spent more time as Landry's Assistant than any other coach I believe.
  6. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    There were three other postings of his passing...

    I guess all lives have to enter an Autumn. He was a great coach and left a mark in an era of development and class.

    Bless all of his family and friends.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    one of the great coaches Tom had that no one noticed. Really it was the number of assistant coaches that he lost starting in the early 80's that really began the slow decline; he was unable to find good replacements mainly because Bum Bright refused to pay decent salaries.
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    O Line usually a strength during his tenure. RIP

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