Sport Former Lions, Spartans head coach Darryl Rogers dies at 83

18:21  12 july  2018
18:21  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Rogers coached the Lions for four seasons. He passed away at the age of 83 .

Darryl Rogers , whose lengthy coaching career included four seasons with the Detroit Lions , died Tuesday. He was 83 . Michigan State won a share of the Big Ten Conference title in 1978, Rogers ' third season with the Spartans .

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Former Lions head coach Darryl Rogers died at the age of 83.

Rogers went 18-40 as head coach of the Lions, ending in 1988 with a 2-9 season.

Before moving to the NFL, Rogers coached the Michigan State Spartans for four seasons and won share of a Big Ten title in 1978. In 20 total seasons coaching in college, Rogers posted a record of 129-84-7 and he is on the 2019 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Darryl,” Lions owner Martha Ford said in a statement, via profootballtalk.com. “On behalf of me, my family and the entire Detroit Lions organization, I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to his wife, Marsha, and the Rogers family.”

Leonardo backs Milan boss Gattuso amid Conte links .
Milan only signed their manager to a three-year deal in April and the new sporting director has no intention of parting with the 40-year-old just yet ."My view is shared by the club, Gattuso was the first to be confirmed, this has never been up for discussion," said Leonardo, who arrived in Milan as the Serie A club continued to overhaul its senior hierarchy under new owners Elliott Management. © Provided by Goal AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso "It's normal that these things happen when great coaches are available, but none of us have talked to Conte.

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