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News & Notes© July 2001
Trojan and Buccaneer legend McKay Passes Away
John McKay, the legendary coach of USC and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, known as much for his memorable sense of humor as he was for his tremendous success as a coach, passed away on June 10 from complications associated with his diabetes. McKay, who won four national titles at USC and was later the coach of the expansion Tampa Bucs, was 77.
"John McKay never bit his tongue," said former Bucs quarterback and current Grambling coach Doug Williams. "He said exactly what he thought all the time."
An example of McKay's renowned good humor occurred during his early tenure in Tampa, when his Buccaneers were in the midst of the longest losing streak (26) in NFL history, when a reporter inquired about his team's execution.
"I think it's a good id....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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