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Emory Bellard dies at 83; college coach
Emory Bellard dies at 83; college coach

Emory Bellard, a former Texas A&M and Mississippi State football coach credited with developing the wishbone offense when he was an assistant at the University of Texas, died Thursday. He was 83. Bellard died at a care facility in Georgetown in central Texas, said Cathy Capps, director of the Texas A&M Lettermen's Assn. He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Bellard was on Coach Darrell Royal's staff at Texas in 1968 when the Longhorns developed a formation with three running backs that came to be known as the wishbone. Born Dec. 27, 1927, in Luling, Texas, Bellard coached at Texas high schools for more...

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