Archive for Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fambrough St.

September 8, 2011


To the editor:

With the passing of Coach Don Fambrough, one of KU’s most popular coaches, I think it is even more important now to change the name of Missouri Street from Ninth Street to 11th Street to Fambrough Boulevard. I’m sure that after it’s done that he would look down, laugh and tell one of his stories. Go KU!


Bob Forer 6 years, 3 months ago

I am not sure a street would be the best way to honor his legacy, but I do think we should do something. Coach did not have the most stellar win-loss record during his career, but lets face it, no KU football coach ever has. But Don Fambrough achieved something much more important--a lifetime of undying loyalty to his beloved alma mater. He was beloved by players and fans alike. An appropriate tribute to his legacy would be just and proper.

classclown 6 years, 3 months ago

Let KU honor him. They can rename the stadium after him if they wish. Or the campanile or Strong Hall or whatever. The point is, keep it on campus.

Or perhaps Chris, you can honor him by legally changing your name.

boxers_or_briefs 6 years, 3 months ago

Maybe they could honor him by bringing back Mangino?

Kate Rogge 6 years, 3 months ago

Maybe an annual lottery for free season tickets at the 50 yard line (or a "Fambrough" box?) in his name for KU fans? Coach loved KU and KU fans. Something for us in his name would be nice. And announce the next year's winners at the KU-MU game?

JustNoticed 6 years, 3 months ago

No. ClassClown is right, let KU honor him. I met the guy several times and yes, wonderful man who did wonderful things and is the epitome of loyalty to one's alma mater. BUT, his hatred of Missouri was really repulsive and so intense it seemed demented.

Bob Forer 6 years, 3 months ago

A lot of it was show. Coach was just a good old boy prone to a little innocuous exaggeration now and then. Nothing pathological or demented about him.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 3 months ago

Well, let's at least name it Fambrough Street for game day if we ever get the home & home series back. That'd be fun, just change out three or four street signs for the day when Mizzou rolls into town.

CloveK 6 years, 3 months ago

Of course KU should honor him, but they don't have to be the only ones. I've always hated having Missouri street lead to the stadium.

I don't think it will happen but it is a cool idea.

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