Information reaching our news desk have it that John Blake, Former Oklahoma football player and head coach has passed away. He died at the age of 59.
John Blake death was announced to the public by KWTV Sports director, Dean Blevin in a series of tweets.
Sad news. John Blake has died. Coach Switzer tells me it was a heart attack while out walking. Says he’d lost a lot of weight and was doing well. Prayers w the former #Sooners HC and devastated family. RIP. @news9 @OU_Football
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) July 23, 2020
His tweets reads below.. “Sad news. John Blake has died. Coach Switzer tells me it was a heart attack while out walking. Says he’d lost a lot of weight and was doing well. Prayers w the former #Sooners HC and devastated family. RIP.”
Blake served as OU’s head coach from 1996-98, taking over directly after Howard Schnellenberger’s lone season.
Despite his record of 12-22, Blake built a reputation as a gifted recruiter. He recruited more than half of the starters on the 2000 championship team, including both Rocky Calmus and Roy Williams.
Blake also served as a defensive assistant at OU from 1989-92, coaching defensive linemen and linebackers.
In between his stints at OU, Blake became the defensive line for the Dallas Cowboys from 1993-95. He won two Super Bowls during his time in Dallas.
After five years out of coaching, Blake resurfaced as an assistant at Mississippi State in 2003. He had subsequent stints as defensive line coach at Nebraska (2004-06) and North Carolina (2007-10). A one-year cameo as the Buffalo Bills’ defensive line coach in 2016 brought Blake’s coaching career to an end.
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