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Maranatha!

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2006 11:38:17 PM

I was shocked to hear the sad news...shortly after he suffered a heart attack at his home. He brought a turn-around for Northwestern University's Wildcats...that many had called the 'MILdcats' tIL Coach Walker took the helm.

Walker had graduated from Miami U. and also was headcoach for the Miami Redskins...before heading to Evanston IL. He wILl be greatly missed; this Fall the Wildcats come to the Hometeam in Oxford to play the 'now RedHawks'. One announcer said "Coach Walker wILl be walking the sidelines on both side of the field" during that upcoming game.

Randy Walker was a 'farm boy' from Troy, Ohio; I'm sure there wILl be quite a local as well as national contingent of visitors...wherever the funeral/services take place. He was an Honourable Coach!! Professional!!
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2006 4:08:29 AM

How sad
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2006 3:27:09 PM

Watching the Buckeyes game, of course, and they said at halftime they're going to have a "special unveiling" concerning Randy Walker!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2006 1:04:05 AM

Two awesome links, guys....thanks!! As I was scanning through the stats I noticed a familiar name, which you may have overlooked!!

"A relative of one of Miami's most notable families got the RedHawks' points. Nathan Parseghian, a great-grandnephew of Miami graduate Ara Parseghian, kicked a 22-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, but later missed a 37-yard try."

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2006 1:09:29 PM

Here's another one Tom:

Randy Walker honored
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2006 7:17:50 AM

Tom,

Here's ESPN's take: Northwestern pays tribute to late coach with victory

Brian
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Maranatha!
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2006 12:22:24 AM

Bob/Skins.....do you have a link/reference? Would help greatly to appreciate the event. AND what is "M.U."....can I safely assume that to be Miami University/Oxford, OH?

BTW, what are you doing on September the 12th. I can get you inside Marion Correctional Institution/MCI for the upcoming PK conference which will feature several of the speakers you missed in Columbus in July!! And our singing group, Promise Singers, has been asked to provide Worship Leadership for the 4th Annual PK Conference inside MCI. We need evangelism volunteers, even 'observers' to join many citizens from outside the walls who can give credibility to the effectiveness of these events.....in saving Ohio taxpayers with transformed lives who get motivated to return to be 'positive contributors' to society!! Scroll down to the event on this link, Bob:Breaking The Chains"- PK conference @ MCI This will give you that long-awaited PK Experience you've been 'itchin' for....and the price is right! $0.00 ;)
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2006 10:18:57 PM

memorial for Coach Walker today at M.U.
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Maranatha!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2006 2:37:27 AM

More good stories on Coach Randy Walker: BuckNuts Radio coverage on Coach Walker;

"Coach Walker Leaves a Legacy of Love";

From DaytonDaily:
Walker a Father-figure, Mentor and Friend
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2006 2:43:06 PM

Good story.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2006 2:07:58 PM

Here's an article from a fellow admirer of Randy Walker when he was a Fullback for the vaunted, dauntless Miami Redskins, playing alongside of Ron Zook, Rob Carpenter....a schoolmates of Charlie Leibrandt. The article covers some fascinating history of the athletes that school produced and sent on to 'coach' and impact other younger athletes.Coaches Death Shakes a Proud Clique

Vocabulary words for the week! Vaunted and Undaunted.

Main Entry: un·daunt·ed
Pronunciation: "&n-'don-t&d, -'dän-
Function: adjective
: courageously resolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty : not discouraged

Main Entry: vaunt·ed
Pronunciation: 'von-t&d, 'vän-
Function: adjective
: highly or widely praised or boasted about <his own much vaunted ferocity -- Calvin Tomkins>
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2006 11:00:42 AM

Rusty....good to hear from you, Buddy!!

What a shame; the rapport Randy Walker had with his players was awesome, both on and off the field. It is a great loss to their program, which was 'on the reload and building track'!!

How's it been going? Out there in 'God's Country', too? Wife and kids doing well, I hope? Don't forget to 'stop and smell the roses' with them. Randy Walker had remarked in one article I read....after a warning that 'he wanted to live to see his grandchildren'. Kids and grandkids NEED a Dad and "Gramps", very much!!

And I hope to 'glean' some 'good stories' from local sources here from his 'hometown stompin grounds' around Troy, Ohio.
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2006 7:55:19 AM

Surprise me too! What a class guy and a class coach!
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2006 12:12:04 AM

Anyone heard any details for 'services' or calling hours? I don't get a paper!
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2006 12:20:28 AM

Here's the Northwestern University's Bio on Coach Walker and his amazing accomplishments. Biographical info on Coach Randy Walker, deceased at age 52! Tragic!!
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