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September 2001

September 2001


Words of Wisdom

Bud Grant
© September 2001

To the people of he state of Minnesota, Bud Grant is an icon. To many in the NFL during the 1970s and 80s, he was iconoclastic. His belief in treating his players like men, as opposed to dogs, was more than unique; it was rebellious. His shortened training camps and less than arduous emphasis on hitting made Grant a coach who might have been run out of the good ol' boy club were it not for the fact he won at an amazing rate.

What kind of coach was Grant? Just like Sergeant Joe Friday used to say on Dragnet... the facts, just the facts:

NFL (he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1994, as the ninth winningest coach in history 158-96-5, winning 11 NFC Central crowns and directing the Vikings to four Super Bowls in 18 years as Minnesota's head coach, he, also, was a first round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles, where he ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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