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Don Coryell Changed The Face Of Pro Football

Don Coryell died Thursday at the age of 85 according to a news release from the San Diego Chargers, the team with which he enjoyed his greatest coaching success.

Coryell died at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in suburban La Mesa. The Chargers revealed that he had been ill for some time but did not state a cause of death.

To say that Coryell changed the face of professional football involves not even the slightest exaggeration. His imaginative offensive attack led by future NFL Hall of Famer Dan Fouts was labeled “Air Coryell” and brought misery to opposing defensive coordinators.

After learning of Coryell’s death Fouts told the Associated...

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