Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/15/12
According to various websites, long-time Rutgers football head coach Frank Burns passed away on Saturday at the age of 84.  Burns had Scarlet Knight bleeding through his veins.  He was their starting QB from 1945-1948. In an era where passing touchdowns were not overly common, Burns shined by amassing 35 TD passes in his four seasons.  He was known for running the "T" formation offense and became a football fan favorite in New Jersey.  Burns never went to the NFL, but decided to dedicate his life in coaching. He started out his head coaching career for John Hopkins.  Despite two mediocre seasons with a record of 6-9-1, Frank Burns was hired to coach as an assistant with his Alma modern Rutgers University in 1955. Eventually after over 12 seasons as an assistant, Burns was called on to take over as Rutgers' head coach in 1973.  Up until the mid 1970s, Rutgers was never considered a powerhouse in College Football. They had never once appeared in a bowl game and were scarcely ment...
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