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Guy Morriss, ex-Kentucky and Baylor coach, dies at 71

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Jan 1, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baylor Bears helmets on the sidelines in the first quarter of the 2022 Sugar Bowl at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky and Baylor head football coach Guy Morriss died Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 71.

A second-round draft pick in 1973, Morriss also played center for 15 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1973-83) and New England Patriots (1984-87). He started 173 of his 217 career games.

He coached at Kentucky from 2001-02 and at Baylor from 2003-07, compiling a 9-14 record with the Wildcats and an 18-40 mark with the Bears.

Morriss also worked as an offensive line coach with the Patriots (1988-89) and Arizona Cardinals (1994) in the NFL, as well as at Valdosta State, Mississippi State and Kentucky State.

He was the head coach at Texas A&M-Commerce from 2009-12.

–Field Level Media