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  2. Gillman, Sid(ney) |

    GILLMAN, Sid(ney) (b. 26 October 1911 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), football coach best known for his influence on offensive strategy and tactics.Gillman, the father of football's modern passing offense, was born into a Jewish family in Minneapolis.

  3. Under Sid Gillman, the Charger Era Came to Pass

    The most impressive testimony to Gillman’s coaching credentials comes from some of his most famous peers. The late Paul (Bear) Bryant said this when he was a coaching legend at Alabama: “Sid ...

  4. Sid Gillman (1989) - Hall of Fame - National Football Foundation

    Sid Gillman devoted a lifetime to football and was a winner all the way. He played end for Ohio State and was co-captain of the 1933 team, which had a 7-1 record. In his first coaching period, he was an assistant at Denison, Ohio State and Miami of Ohio. In 1944, at age 32, Sid became Miami's head coach, and his career rocketed.

  5. In our AFL dream, Sid (Gillman) came home - Star Tribune

    Gillman was fired as coach of the L.A. Rams on Dec. 12, 1959. Gillman was Sid’s boyhood hero in north Minneapolis. He was an innovator of the passing game. Max could’ve had Sid on the phone to ...

  6. Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman dies - Deseret News

    LOS ANGELES — Sid Gillman, the Hall of Fame football coach who was one of the masterminds behind the West Coast offense used by several of the NFL's best teams, died early Friday. He was 91. Gillman died at home in his sleep, said his wife, Esther. Gillman coached the Los Angeles Rams from 1955-59 and the Chargers in Los Angeles and San Diego ...

  7. Sid Gillman; Father of the Passing Game – A Book Review

    Sid Gillman had a passion and intensity about football that I suspect is unique, even among football coaches. Gillman’s work ethic is legendary, with 16-18-hour work days a normal occurrence. He made personnel decisions with impunity, and had no problem berating a player in front of his teammates. As a general manager, Gillman was ruthless in ...

  8. Sports -- Sid Gillman transformed football with film ...

    Sid Gillman was more than a fierce competitor when he paced the sidelines of Nippert Stadium from 1949-54. His innovations, particularly his study of film, helped revolutionize the game. UC football Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly Sr., Ed '51, Med '65, says coach Sid Gillman, was a "filmaholic." "He was always watching film," Kelly recalls.

  9. Greatest Coaches in NFL History - Sid Gillman

    ESPN counts down the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history. Which legends make the list?

  10. Sid Gillman: Father of the Passing Game -

    Gillman returned as head coach for the 1971 season but resigned after a disappointing 4-6 start. He would return as head coach of the Houston Oilers and in various functions in the USFL and NFL. Josh Katzowitz's "Sid Gillman: Father of the Passing Game" is an interesting biography of one of football's greatest offensive minds.

  11. THEY ALL GO BANG! AT BAMBI - Sports Illustrated Vault |

    Sid Gillman is a fantastic person, with a brilliant mind, and he has taught John a lot. Early this year in a scrimmage, John walked up to the line, spotted a blitz that the defense wasn't supposed to have yet, and called time-out.

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