Hot News: Former Army coach Lou Saban passes

The Chicago Tribune is reporting some sad news. Former Army coach Lou Saban died in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 87. Saban's wife, Joyce, told the newspaper that he died at 4 a.m. Sunday morning. According to the Chicago Tribune, Saban had suffered heart issues for years and recently suffered a fall that required hospitalization.

Saban played for the Cleveland Browns from 1946 to 1949 and took his first head coaching job at Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland in 1950. He also held head coaching jobs at Northwestern University, Western Illinois University, the University of Maryland, the University of Miami, Army and the University of Central Florida. Saban coached in the old American Football League with the former Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos.

He led the Bills to the AFL championship in 1964 and '65. Saban's famous cousin, Nick, coaches at Alabama. Saban came to Army in 1979, after spending two seasons at the University of Miami. He went 2-8-1 and quit after one season. Top Stories