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  Sid Gillman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gillman's insistence on stretching the football field by throwing deep downfield passes instead of short passes to running backs or wide receivers at the sides of the line of scrimmage made football into the modern game that it is today.
Gillman played one year in the National Football League for the Cleveland Rams, then became an assistant coach at Denison University, Ohio State University and was an assistant coach to Earl Blaik of Army, then head coach at Miami University and at the University of Cincinnati.
Gillman approached then-NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1963 with the idea of having the champions of the AFL and the NFL play a single final game, but his idea was not implemented until the Super Bowl game was played in 1967.
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 Sid Gillman (1911-2003)
Sid Gillman would return to the NFL in 1973 when he landed a job as General Manager of the fledgling Houston Oilers.
In 1983 Sid Gillman would be recognized as an innovative coach, dynamic administrator, and a leading authority on passing theories, and tactics, as he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sid Gillman who lived with his wife of 67 years Esther died in his sleep on January 3rd in his office which just had a bed placed in so he could be surrounded by all the plaques, footballs and other mementos from all his years on the gridiron.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /memorial/sdc/gilman.html   (703 words)

  
 Printer Friendly Version - True West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gillman's legacy will be on the field this weekend, as it has been to anyone who has touched, watched or played football over the past 50 years.
Gillman was the man who saw there was more to a football field than three yards and a cloud of dust.
Gillman's education began when he was a tight end at Ohio State in the late 1930s, playing for the colorful Francis (Shut the Gates of Mercy) Schmidt.
www.nydailynews.com /01-11-2003/sports/football/v-pfriendly/story/50575p-47469c.html   (1505 words)

  
 Sid Gillman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gillman's insistence on the football field by throwing deep downfield passes instead of short passes to running backs or wide receivers at the sides of the line of scrimmage made football into the modern game it is today.
Gillman played one year in the National Football League for the Cleveland Rams then became an assistant coach at University and Ohio State then head coach Miami University of Ohio and at the University of Cincinnati.
Gillman approached then-NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1963 with the idea of having the of the AFL and the NFL play single final game but his idea was implemented until the Super Bowl game was played in 1967.
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 Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sid went on to become the foremost authority on forward passing offense.
Five years later, when the AFL was founded, Gillman became the head coach and general manager of the Chargers, who played in Los Angeles in 1960 before settling in San Diego the next year.
For the full decade of the AFL (1960-1969), Sid was the lifeblood of the Chargers and a major catalyst to an entire league in its life-and-death struggle.
www.profootballhof.com /hof/member.jsp?player_id=76   (367 words)

  
 Bo Schembechler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sid Gillman was a remarkably innovative offensive coach and one of the fathers of the modern passing game.
Gillman took another coaching job before Schembechler's last year and was replaced by Wayne Woodrow ("Woody") Hayes -- who could not have been more unlike Gillman.
And over the next forty years, there was never any question whether Gillman or Hayes had a bigger influence on Schembechler.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bo_Schembechler   (1414 words)

  
 Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman dies
Gillman, the Hall of Fame coach who was one of the masterminds behind the West Coast offense used by several of the NFL's best teams, died early Friday.
Gillman was head coach at Miami of Ohio from 1944 to 1947 and the University of Cincinnati from 1949 to 1954.
Gillman is also believed to be the first coach to use game film to analyze the opposition.
bengals.enquirer.com /2003/01/04/wwwgillman.html   (980 words)

  
 Sid Gillman
One of football’s great innovators, Sid Gillman served as head coach of the National Football League’s (NFL) Los Angeles Rams from 1955 to 1959 and the American Football League AFL/ NFL Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers from 1960 to 1971.
Gillman was the first head coach to win Divisional titles in both the NFL and AFL.
Sid Gillman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
www.jewishsports.net /BioPages/SidGillman.htm   (391 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports > Chargers -- A Chargers legend passes on
Gillman died in his sleep early yesterday in the office of his Century City home, where he was spending his first night in a hospital bed that had been set up for him.
Gillman's genius was to develop a pass-oriented offense with multiple formations that spread the field and gave the quarterback more options.
Gillman was born in Minneapolis on Oct. 26, 1911.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/chargers/20030104-9999_1n4gillman.html   (1205 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Gillman helped engineer West Coast offense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Jan. 3.
Gillman coached the Los Angeles Rams from 1955-59 and the Chargers in Los Angeles and San Diego from 1960-69 -- their first 10 years of existence -- and again in 1971.
Gillman's reliance on game film was attributed in large part to the fact that his family operated movie theaters in Minneapolis.
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 PRO FOOTBALL NOTE
On Jan. 18, see the show with Sid Gillman's interview at 6:30, 7:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; and at 12:30, 4, 5, 8 and 9 p.m.
You can't talk about football and not talk about Gillman." In her exclusive interview on Sunday, Jan. 18, Mitchell meets two legends: Sid and his wife of 62 years, Esther.
Every college and professional team where Gillman has coached has honored him as a member of their Hall of Fame, and in 1983 Gillman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
www.canoe.ca /StatsFBP/BC-FBP-LGNS-COXCOMMSB-R.html   (669 words)

  
 Kansas City Chiefs - GRETZ: 21st Century Offense, Part 2
Gillman and Coryell showed everyone that throwing the ball was a perfectly good strategy for offensive success.
Gillman developed a pass-oriented offense with multiple formations that spread the field and gave the quarterback more options.
While the Gillman influence can be felt in how the Chiefs offense thinks, it is Coryell’s system of language and plays that makes up the nuts and bolts of the scheme.
www.kcchiefs.com /news/2005/07/20/gretz_21st_century_offense_part_2   (1280 words)

  
 NFL.com: NFL - Gillman's family tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
At 89 years of age, Sid Gillman was the oldest Hall of Famer to return for the induction of the 2000 class.
Some found it ironic that Walsh's "West Coast" dilineation of the offense — which had evolved into one that placed an emphasis on short, horizontal passing — would be implemented with Gruden's Raiders, a franchise known as the bastion of the toss-it-long, vertical passing game.
But more appropriate is that the closest offense to Gillman's original creation resides with the Rams, who gave Gillman his first head-coaching shot in 1955.
www.nfl.com /news/gillman.html   (628 words)

  
 Sports: The Cincinnati Post
Gillman was the firstborn in the Cradle of Coaches, preceding Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian, John Pont and Bo Schembechler on the Oxford sideline.
Gillman was such a sensation at UC that the male students began wearing bow ties like the ones he was seldom seen without.
Gillman's clinics, held every year at the Armory Fieldhouse, were attended by the likes of Bud Wilkinson and Bear Bryant.
www.cincypost.com /2003/01/04/gillman01-04-2003.html   (822 words)

  
 Scout.com: We Could All Be so Lucky
Gillman was 87-57-6 as head coach of the Chargers from 1960-69 and ’71.
Gillman became the first head coach in team history on January 7, 1960 back in the days of the AFL which was competing with the NFL.
Gillman is survived by his wife Esther; three married daughters, Lyle, Bobbie and Terry; one son, Tom; and six grandchildren.
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 Gillman built MU, UC teams
Gillman said the key to his offensive philosophy was spreading the field.
An offensive innovator, Gillman was head coach at Miami from 1944-47 and UC from 1949-54.
Gillman coached the Los Angeles Rams from 1955-59 and the Chargers in Los Angeles and San Diego from 1960-69 and again in 1971.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2003/01/06/spt_wwwsptgilman6.html   (297 words)

  
 Chargers.com - Memories of Sid Gillman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sid Gillman, who passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday, had a huge impact on professional football.
Gillman influenced not only how the game was played, but also many of the key figures who helped shape today’s National Football League.
“Sid Gillman was probably the real first of the pioneers: the coaches with the offensive minds that shaped the future of the NFL for guys like Bill Walsh to follow in his footsteps.
www.chargers.com /news/headline_print.cfm?news_key=1050   (972 words)

  
 NFL.com - NFL News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gillman spent 20 years coaching at the campuses of Denison, Ohio State, Miami of Ohio, and Cincinnati, moving up the ranks in predictable increments and refining his strategies.
Sid Gillman was the head coach, and he was fretting about the team's home opener against the University of Nevada.
Gillman was one of them: The rings he ordered after the season read "World Champions." Flush with victory, he called Pete Rozelle and suggested a decisive championship against the Chicago Bears.
www.nfl.com /news/story/6101341   (3643 words)

  
 Legendary Coach Sid Gillman Dies at 91 - Pro Football Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman passed away early Friday morning at his home in California.
Gillman, who recently had been in poor health, was 91.
Gillman, who coached the Rams, Chargers, and Oilers with great success, is widely regarded as one of the most innovative offensive geniuses the game has ever seen.
www.profootballhof.com /history/release.jsp?release_id=651   (533 words)

  
 WEST COAST OFFENSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sid Gillman was the legendary coach who felt that passing the football was OK in any situation.
His work in X's and O's as well as his teaching methods are legendary, and he has been described as the "Father of the Modern Passing Game." Everything you see on TV or at a local high school in regards to the passing game is linked to his early work.
It was Sid's TV show, on the show was Sid, describing in monotonous detail the aspects of the post pattern.
www.denvertitans.com /west_coast.htm   (1213 words)

  
 The Sports Network - National Football League
Gillman, who had been in poor health, was 91.
He had one of the most innovative offensive minds in football and was the first coach to win division titles in both the American and National Football Leagues.
He compiled a record of 123-104-7 during his 18-year coaching career and was the AFC Coach of the Year in 1974.
www.sportsnetwork.com /?c=sportsnetwork&page=nfl/news/abn2385201.htm   (169 words)

  
 The Dream Season: "Week 10: A Giant Among Titans"
First, Sid Youngelman, who was having his fill of Oiler Al Jamison, snapped.
In the fourth quarter, Blanda took Houston on a nine-play, 84 yard drive that ended with an 11-yard scoring pass to Groman, giving Blanda a share of the pro football record (and complete autonomy over the AFL record) for most touchdown passes in a game.
The three players ejected from the game (Sid Youngelman, Mike Saidlock and AL Jamison) each were assessed the league's maximum fine for ejection: $50.
www.houstonprofootball.com /dream/week10.html   (1068 words)

  
 Search Results for sid - Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 LA Chargers SD Chargers Articles
Running behind Mix on Gillman's patented toss sweeps and inside traps, Lincoln led the AFL with an astounding 6.5 yards- per-carry average, and Lowe high-stepped for 1,010 yards and averaged 5.7 yards per attempt.
The fleet Lowe was assigned as the motion man, and Gillman expected that Lowe's unexpected motion would cause the Boston blitzers problems at the line of scrimmage.
Gillman also tinkered with his passing game, lining up Alworth in an "East Formation" that had the speedy flanker on the same side of the field with split end Don Norton and turned tight end Dave Kocourek into a weak side receiver.
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 The Jewish Journal Of Greater Los Angeles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sid Gillman, former Rams and Chargers football coach, died in his sleep on Jan 3.
He personified the adage “tough but fair.” Sid demanded that players perform to their potential and never stopped challenging them to reach their potential.
Sid Gillman is survived by his wife, Esther; four children; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
www.jewishjournal.com /home/print.php?id=9952   (363 words)

  
 Honolulu Star-Bulletin
The bow tie-sporting Gillman baby-sat the Chargers for their first 10 years of existence, nursing their move to San Diego in 1961.
The concrete bleachers of Balboa Stadium were usually cold, but Gillman's teams heated it up on the grass field.
And in the middle of it all was Gillman, who could glare with the best, even Oakland's Al Davis.
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 KUsports.com - : Keegan: Hadl knows all about offensive juggernauts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The late great Sid Gillman, Hadl's first coach with the San Diego Chargers, is remembered as the father of the modern passing game.
Gillman turned conventional thinking on its side and introduced a horizontal approach to the passing game.
When Gillman did get around to using his first-round pick on a defensive player, he guessed wrong, taking Wyoming defensive tackle Ron Billingsley one pick before the Minnesota Vikings chose Hall of Fame defensive tackle Alan Page.
www.kusports.com /news/football/story/115466   (660 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Sid Gillman
MSN Encarta - Search Results - Sid Gillman
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 Sid Gillman
Screen gem: for offensive guru Sid Gillman, the secrets of football are in the highlights.
Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman dies at age 91
Hall of Fame Coach Sid Gillman, 91, Dies
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 LA Chargers SD Chargers
Their only coach for the ten year life of the AFL was Sid Gillman, a Hall of Famer who forced his competition to try to field as professional a product as the Chargers.
alumnus, Sid Gillman was recognized for his mastery of the passing game, which held a lifelong fascination for him.
Gillman was one of only two head coaches to hold that position for the entire ten years of the American Football League.
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