"People can call the KU-Missouri football game anything they want, but it's always been a war," former KU coach and player Don Fambrough told the KU football team. The 82-year-old Jayhawk, who attends every KU football practice, addressed the players in Hadl Auditorium in this 2006 file photo.
The start of spring football drills at Kansas University brings together former KU coach Don Fambrough and current Jayhawk coach Mark Mangino in this 2003 file photo.
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino, left, shakes hands with former Jayhawk coach Don Fambrough after presenting him with a KU football helmet. Fambrough was honored for his service to Jayhawk football at "An Evening with Coach Fam and Friends," a benefit for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center at the Holidome in this 2003 file photo.
Former Kansas football coach Don Fambrough kicks an extra point in a tie game with no time remaining. The kick was blocked, but later ruled good because of a rules violation, awarding the Blue team a 14-13 alumni-game at Memorial Stadium in this 2004 file photo.
Former Kansas running back Curtis McClinton and his former coach Don Fambrough watched the Jayhawk's football practice in Orlando in this 2006 file photo. McClinton, a KU hall of famer, played football and ran the hurdles from 1959 to 1961. Fambrough coached him when he was an assistant to Jack Mitchel. McClinton went on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs and currently lives in Kansas City.
Former Kansas University linebacker Willie Pless, left, meets with former KU coach Don Fambrough in this 2007 file photo. Fambrough died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at the age of 88.
Former KU football coach Don Fambrough, right, who was celebrating his 85th birthday, gets a photograph taken with former KU player Delvin Williams, left, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007.
Former KU football coach Don Fambrough, left, hugs 10-year-old Jack Powell as they sit on a bench overlooking Memorial Stadium in this 2007 file photo. Former KU football players who played under Fambrough presented him with the bench in his honor during a dedication ceremony.
“Put me in, coach; I’ll twist that Tiger’s tail.” Former Kansas University football coach Don Fambrough visits Mayor the dog in front of the winning St. Patrick’s Day Parade float — Big Jay reading Fambrough’s book to three little Jayhawks in this 2009 file photo. Mayor belongs to Marty and Patty Kennedy, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Former Kansas university football coach Don Fambrough, center, joins former KU player David Shirk, right, and his wife, Margaret Shirk, at the Anderson Family Football Complex in this 2009 file photo. Several former KU players and their families socialized on the eve of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.
From left, Edith Darby Evans, Don Fambrough, and Don and Pat Orton, all Gold Medal Club members, meet at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave., to mark 50 years as Kansas University alumni in this 2009 file photo. Nearly 130 people attended the annual reunion.
Former KU football coach Don Fambrough, center, greets KU fans who turned out to support the team, which heads into its final game of the season against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. Former KU coach Don Fambrough organized the event, which drew a couple hundred supporters to greet the team after its practice Wednesday evening.
Kansas head football coach Turner Gill has a laugh with former coach and longtime KU football supporter Don Fambrough as the two talk football during spring workouts at the practice facility on Friday, April 1, 2011.
Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino, center, chats with former head football coach Don Fambrough as the Jayhawks hit the practice fields in this 2006 file photo.