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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

Like Jack Pardee, another very significant contributor to football.

Like Jack Pardee, he died of cancer in his 70s.

http://profootballta...fairbanks-dies/

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

IIRC, he was the first NFL coach to go with the 3-4 as his primary defense.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

RIP Chuck! As you were an original!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

One of numerous articles which discuss the Fairbanks-Bullough (yes, THAT Bullough) 3-4 Defense:

http://www.milehighr...sity-modern-3-4

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

View PostEnnjay, on 02 April 2013 - 07:24 PM, said:

IIRC, he was the first NFL coach to go with the 3-4 as his primary defense.

Yeah, I forgot about that.  They might have even called it the Oklahoma defense.  Or else my mind is playing tricks on me...........it's so weird how your perception of age is at different stages in your life.  When he coached OU, esp. in that game of the century vs. Nebraska, he was still in his 30s yet to me he seemed like an old guy.  (As I was preteen)

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:34 AM

RIP...thank you for all the Texas  OU  memories!