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Encyclopedia > Tommy Hudspeth

Tommy Hudspeth was an football coach at both the collegiate and professional levels. He served as head coach at Brigham Young University, the University of Texas-El Paso, the National Football League's Detroit Lions and the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Name Brigham Young University Location (main campus) Provo, UT 84602 Established October 16, 1875 Community Urban Type Private coeducational Classification Parochial Religion Owned by the LDS Church Enrollment 30,200 Faculty 2,100 President Cecil O. Samuelson Nickname Cougars Mascot Cosmo the Cougar School Colors Dark blue and white (was... The University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, is part of the University of Texas System. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario. ...


Hudspeth graduated from Tulsa University in 1953 after completing his playing career at the school. He moved into the coaching ranks that Fall as an assistant coach at [Norman High School in Oklahoma, then served the next two years in the military. Upon his release, he accepted an assistant position at Tulsa Central High School in 1956. 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Returning to his alma mater the following year, Hudspeth served as an assistant for the next four years, then moved up north to the CFL, working in a similar capacity with the Calgary Stampeders from 1961-1963. CFL is an acronym for: Canadian Football League Compact fluorescent light bulb Continental Football League Courant, Fredericks and Lewy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is for the CFL football team. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


In 1964, he became a head coach for the first time, taking over the fortunes of the Brigham Young Cougars. Over the next eight years, he compiled a record of 39-42, including an 8-2 mark in 1966, and brought in the program's first black player in 1970. On January 22, 1972, Hudspeth resigned, with his successor, Lavell Edwards, later leading the school to the 1984 national championship. For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


That same year, Hudspeth took the offensive coordinator position at Texas-El Paso, then became interim head coach on October 22 when head coach Bobby Dobbs resigned following a 56-7 loss. Hudspeth closed out the year, but following a distastrous 0-11 year in 1973, he was dismissed, as well. October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ...


The advent of the new World Football League in 1974 provided a new job opportunity for Hudspeth when he was hired as offensive backs coach of the Chicago Fire. One of the main reasons he was hired was due to his relationship with team quarterback Virgil Carter, who had played under him at BYU. However, during the course of the season, the team's weak defense, coupled with severe financial troubles, eventually saw Hudspeth also take over the defensive backfield coaching duties. WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The phrase Chicago Fire can refer to: The Great Chicago Fire, the fire that burned much of Chicago in 1871 The Chicago Fire soccer club The Chicago Fire American football team in the defunct WFL The Chicago Fire Department This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with...


Escaping from the ill-fated league, Hudspeth took an off-the-field job the next year as the coordinator of personnel and scouting for the Detroit Lions. He remained in that position until October 5, 1976, when Lions' head coach Rick Forzano resigned following a 1-3 start and Hudspeth was tabbed to replace him. October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The new coach had mixed results during the remainder of the 1976 NFL season, with team owner William Clay Ford actively pursuing Los Angeles Rams head coach Chuck Knox to replace Hudspeth. When that gambit failed, Hudspeth was re-hired on February 9, 1977, signing a three-year contract. Only 11 months later, Hudspeth was dismissed, ending his Lions' tenure with an 11-13 mark. The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... William Clay Ford is the youngest of the four grandchildren of Henry Ford and child of Edsel Ford. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Chuck Knox (born April 27, 1932 in Pittsburgh) is a former NFL head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, and the Los Angeles Rams. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


On March 7, 1979, Hudspeth returned to Canada when he signed a three-year contract to become the general manager of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. He would return as a head coach on September 14, 1981, when he replaced Willie Wood with the reeling Argonauts sporting an 0-10 record. Once again, he closed out the season, then returned to the front office. March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Hal Mitchel
Brigham Young Cougars Head Coach
1964–1971
Succeeded by:
Lavell Edwards
Preceded by:
Bobby Dodds
UTEP Miners Head Coach
1972–1973
Succeeded by:
Gil Bartosh
Preceded by:
Rick Forzano
Detroit Lions Head Coaches
1976–1977
Succeeded by:
Monte Clark

 
 

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