Bill Walsh lost his battle with leukemia today. The Hall of Fame coach of the San Francisco 49ers died this morning. He was 75.
Walsh was the major proponent of the "west coast" offense. His record with the 49ers was 102-59-1. Walsh led San Francisco to three Super Bowl wins following the 1981, '84 and '88 seasons. The 49ers won the unofficial title "Team of the Eighties." Many of his disciples -- Steve Mariucci, George Siefert, Andy Reid, Mike Holmgren, Dennis Green -- went on to successful NFL careers.