Many call him a legend, but most who knew him just called him a nice man. Former Missouri football coach Dan Devine passed away in Tempe, Arizona on Thursday at the age of 77. He had quadruple bypass surgery last year. Devine had the best record of any college coach in the 1960’s. He led the Tigers to a 93-37-7 mark in 13 seasons in Columbia. He also served as athletic director, hiring Norm Stewart as basketball coach. Devine had a 4-2 mark in bowl games at Missouri and led them to a Big 8 title in 1960 and a co-shampionship in 1969. He also served as head coach at Arizona St. before coming to Mizzou. After leaving Columbia he coached at Green Bay for four seasons and led Notre Dame to the National Title in 1977.
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