On May 9th, former Missouri football coach, Dan Devine passed away at the age of 77. Devine left behind thousands of fans in the Show-Me State. From 1958-1970, he compiled a record of 93-37-7 at Mizzou, leading the Tigers to a 4-2 record in bowl games. He also coached the Green Bay Packers and led Notre Dame to the 1977 National Title. Hall of Fame sportwriter Bob Broeg covered the Tigers for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He’s also authored books on Missouri football and was a friend of Devine’s. He said the late coach, “…looked like a family pharmicist, innocuous sized, but a very competitive man.” Devine almost universally commanded the respect and attention of both players and coaches. Former Mizzou assistant and current color commentator on the Tiger Network, John Kadlec says, “When he walked in a room, he could silence the room.” His players were always prepared, according to former Missouri All-American Roger Wehrli, “I don’t ever remember going into a game where people said the teams at Missouri were not ready to play.” Devine also served as Mizzou’s Athletic Direc tor on two occasions. He was responsible for hiring basketball coach Norm Stewart. Devine passed away at his home in Tempe, Arizona.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt, UPI