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danfraz
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Former LSU and S Carolina Coach Paul Dietzel has passed


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Paul Dietzel, "the artist, the coach and the legend" is dead at 89. His handprint on LSU football is unmistakable. He coached the Tigers to their first modern day national championship in 1958. The famed Chinese bandits and his three-team platoon system were his creation. What came to be the LSU look, virtually unchanged since 1955, was his idea.



RIP Coach, meant a ton to LSU folks








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lsutothetop
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Coach Dietzel




RIP






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AnonymousTiger
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RIP Coach





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bamaboy87
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Sorry to hear that. Hadn't he become very ill in the past few months?

Prayers go up for him and his family. Hope he finds peace in that stadium in the sky.






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Cmlsu5618
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Our Bear.

RIP good sir.






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HandGrenade
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Gonna stop a touchdown.. Chop! Chop!

RIP Coach Paul Dietzel




This post was edited on 9/24 at 9:29 am


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TabledTiger
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Sorry to hear that. Hadn't he become very ill in the past few months?


Yes he had...he was still as sharp as a tack, but his body just started giving out.

RIP Coach.....



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NBamaAlum
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Another of the old guard gone....




May his family find peace, and may all the calls go his way while in that next place.






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CBandits82
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RIP Coach Dietzel. He did a ton for LSU, great coach






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Mie2cents
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The embodiment of CLASS. RIP and prayers to the family. Never heard a bad word about him.





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Crimson Legend
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What a legendary coach. Rest in peace, Coach Dietzel.





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SpringBokCock
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re: Former LSU and S Carolina Coach Paul Dietzel has passed


Meant a lot to USC also. Got us our one ACC conference championship in 1969. And he wrote the words to our current fight song -- similar to what he did at LSU.

RIP Coach.






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ksayetiger
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Well always remember you coach.





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Settingthestandard
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Great coach, great mentor.
Sad day for college football.






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HandGrenade
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re: Former LSU and S Carolina Coach Paul Dietzel has passed


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Meant a lot to USC also. Got us our one ACC conference championship in 1969. And he wrote the words to our current fight song -- similar to what he did at LSU.


I didn't know this. Very cool






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DBeaux225
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Baton Rouge
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re: Former LSU and S Carolina Coach Paul Dietzel has passed


Every time you hear Chinese bandits after a 3rd down defensive stop, it is a homage to coach Dietzel

RIP






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blacknblu
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RIP







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nicholastiger
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Dietzel was the first civilian coach hired at West Point, which previously only considered Army men. Dietzel had earned his coaching stripes at Army under then-head coach Col. Earl "Red" Blaik.







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winyahpercy
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re: Former LSU and S Carolina Coach Paul Dietzel has passed


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Meant a lot to USC also. Got us our one ACC conference championship in 1969. And he wrote the words to our current fight song -- similar to what he did at LSU.


also designed the current logo on our helmet and got us out of the ACC. he should have stayed on as AD, which would have helped us better during our independent years.







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NorthshoreTiger76
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RIP Coach





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