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Chuck Fairbanks passes away at 79

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08:15 PM ET 04.02 | Former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Chuck Fairbanks has died after a prolonged battle with brain cancer at the age of 79. Fairbanks is best known for installing the wishbone formation that helped the Sooners win three Big Eight conference titles during his tenure from 1967 to 1972. The wishbone would later help Texas win a national championship and also power Oklahoma's offense for most of the next two decades toward multiple national titles.

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April 2, 2013  10:13 PM ET

RIP.

April 2, 2013  10:13 PM ET

One of the all time greats.

April 2, 2013  10:26 PM ET

and the architect of some very good Patriots teams in the 70s. great coach.

 
April 3, 2013  07:58 AM ET

They play the "Chuck 'bone" in heaven. Fairbanks' life will be celebrated on more than the corporeal plane.

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