Randy Walker, NWU head coach and my friend has passed.

Hondo S. Carpenter

I am sad today. I lost a friend and a football coach that I had a great relationship. I am looking at a card that is sitting on my desk that he recently sent me. Randy had a great love for his family but also for the glorious game of football.
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He didn’t cheat and he understood how things should be done the right way. He was a winner.
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Here is what some others are saying about Randy:
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“I’m in shock. This is a devastating loss for his family. My condolences go out to Randy’s wife Tammy and his children. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
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“We’ve lost truly one of the good guys in the coaching profession. I liked being around Randy and talking football. I also enjoyed coaching against him. Obviously, my heart goes out to his coaching staff and all of his players during this difficult time. He was a great guy, a class guy and he’ll be missed.” John L. Smith
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“We are shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Randy Walker,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. “Not only was Randy a great friend to the conference, but to his players, his staff and fans. Randy accomplished a great deal at every institution he worked for, but most importantly he personified the values of intercollegiate athletics - he was positive, resilient and honest. Randy will truly be missed and our hearts go out to his wife, Tammy, his children, Abbey and Jamie, and the entire Northwestern community.” Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany
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Tonight on Hondo’s House I will show an interview that I had with Randy at his offices at NWU.
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 http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2505033

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