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Coach Larry Smith Passes

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From ESPN:

Larry Smith, who led USC to Rose Bowl appearances in his first three seasons coaching the Trojans, has died. He was 68.

Smith died Monday following a lengthy illness, two newspapers reported. Smith had been diagnosed with leukemia, the Tucson Citizen and the Arizona Daily Star reported on their Web sites. He died at a Tucson hospital.

Smith also coached at Tulane, Arizona and Missouri and had a 143-126-7 record. His teams appeared in 10 bowl games in which he was 3-6-1.

Regardless of how his tenure ended it is always tragic when there is a loss of life.

Rest in Peace Coach.