Coached the powerhouse Bombers from late 50s to mid 60s then perennial finalist Vikings in NFL. No shortage of respect and esteem.
Sorry to hear this. RIP Coach.
Late Saturday afternoon and still no mention of his passing on CFL.CA. I guess they don't work weekends... LOL.
One of a few people in both the NFL and CFL halls of fame . Bud Grant also played with the Lakers in the NBA . He was a quiet leader who coached in Super Bowls and 6 Grey Cup wins . May his memory be a blessing .
Bud Grant embodied all that was great about football.
Does anyone know who the other 2 people are that are in both halls of fame? Taking a guess, one of them might be Warren Moon but I can't think of another, off hand.
The other one is Marv Levy .
Well, he had a good run. Not bad making it to 95. Rest in peace Bud.
If he had won a Super Bowl his resume would have read…
Quite the Trifecta
Early 2006 I was at a social function where he was a guest. I thought about greeting him and shaking his hand, but the crowd around him was so thick I gave up trying.
Thank you, Bobo.
No problem .
Classic Bud Grant a then 88 years young in 2016 coming out for a pregame ceremony before a play-off game versus the Seahawks . Minus 9 degrees Celsius and Grant in a short sleeved shirt and bare arms . He was definitely one of a kind and will be missed .
RIP Bud Grant. Some phenomenal Bomber and Vikings teams back in the day. Minnesota was and still is my NFL team, always thought he was a class act and great coach.
"Bud," before we knew him:
The interesting, and unusual, story of his playing time in the NFL:
After two seasons in the NBA, Grant decided to end his professional basketball career. He contacted the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and agreed to play for the team during the 1951 NFL season. In his first season with the Eagles, Grant played as a defensive end and led the team in sacks (an unofficial statistic at the time). He switched to offense as a wide receiver for his second season with the club and ranked second in the NFL for receiving yardage, with 997 yards on 56 catches, including seven touchdowns.
Grant, then, came north and played as an offensive end, leading the West in pass receptions in three of his four seasons as a Blue Bomber.
Old school toughness
I encourage anyone to watch the NFL films of him during the Vikings heyday ...
No heaters on the sidelines for the Vikings when Bud was the coach .
Wonder what Bud thought of Load Management
I have an idea