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Thread: R.I.P. coach Melton

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    R.I.P. coach Melton

    @HuskerExtraSip: Very difficult news for #Huskers family. RIP, longtime assistant John Melton. He was 86. Came to NU with Bob Devaney. Story coming.

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    @HuskerExtraSip: #Huskers great Jerry Murtaugh, on death of John Melton: "He always stuck with me. He wasn't just my coach. He was my friend for 45 years."

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    Now the article http://bit.ly/11A3haO

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    That's rough. A good coach and a better man.
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    Thanks for sharing. This saddens me.
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    R.I.P. coach Melton

    Prayers for coach Melton's family. Comfort knowing any suffering is over, and he's in a better place.

    Absolutely LOVED Coach Melton on NETV's Tuesday night wrap-up show. He was a straight shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Country Doc View Post
    Prayers for coach Melton's family. Comfort knowing any suffering is over, and he's in a better place.

    Absolutely LOVED Coach Melton on NETV's Tuesday night wrap-up show. He was a straight shooter.


    HCD I remember that show like it was yesterday. Good coach & a very funny man. 1st time I heard the phrase " a biscuit shy of 300 lbs" was from coach Melton. He will be missed. RIP Coach!



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    He was always a favorite of mine. I place him in my top five of favorite Husker coaches. Smart, funny, loyal and as said, a good man. If there is a gridiron in heaven, he'd be on the sidelines fixing something.

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    May God rest his soul and comfort his family....
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    One of the great legacies of the Huskers. He will be missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianRed View Post
    [/B]HCD I remember that show like it was yesterday. Good coach & a very funny man. 1st time I heard the phrase " a biscuit shy of 300 lbs" was from coach Melton. He will be missed. RIP Coach!
    I talked to Coach Melton about the show.
    One lady frequently wrote in and asked John if he wore a hair piece, "...if I did, you'd think I could find a better looking one than this...

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    Here's Part 1 of the 1981 Nebraska-Colorado game. 1981 was the 1st season John Melton hosted the show


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    Sad, sad news. Great coach. Thoughts to his family and former players.

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    I only had the opportunity to meet Coach Melton one time at the 1970 team 40 year reunion in September of 2010. I introduced myself as a friend of Jerry Murtaugh and he said he felt sorry for me. He had a special relationship with Jerry who always made Coach Melton's life miserable when he was a player and they were life long friends. Here is a picture from that evening of Coach Melton with Johnny Rodgers.

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