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George Blackburn (American football)

George Blackburn
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1913-10-14)October 14, 1913
Columbus, Ohio
Died May 15, 2006(2006-05-15) (aged 92)
Dublin, Ohio
Playing career
c. 1935 Findlay
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947
1948
1949–1953
1954
1955–1960
1964
1965–1970
Miami (OH) (assistant)
Miami (OH)
Cincinnati (assistant)
Army (assistant)
Cincinnati
Virginia (assistant)
Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 60–61–7
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 MAC (1948)
Awards

George Edward "Blackie" Blackburn (October 14, 1913 – May 15, 2006) was an American football player, coach, and scout. He served as the head coach at Miami University (1948), the University of Cincinnati (1955–1960), and the University of Virginia (1965–1970), compiling a career college football record of 60–61–7. Blackburn was also an assistant coach under coaching legends Sid Gillman at Miami and Cincinnati and under Earl Blaik at the United States Military Academy.

Early life

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Blackburn graduated from Findlay College in 1936. At Findlay he played football and baseball.

Coaching career

Miami

As an assistant, Blackburn helped Sid Gillman lead the Miami Redskins to a victory over Texas Tech in the 1948 Sun Bowl. Blackburn was named head coach for the 1948 season after Gillman left. Blackburn stayed at Miami's head coach for one season guiding the team to 7–1–1 record and the 1948 Mid-American Conference championship. In 1949, Gillman took the head coaching position at the University of Cincinnati and Blackburn his assistant coach there. Woody Hayes succeeded Blackburn at Miami for the 1949 season.

Cincinnati

When Gillman left Cincinnati for the Los Angeles Rams for the 1955 season, Blackburn replaced him again. In his six years as the Bearcats' head coach. he compiled an overall record of 25–27–6.

Virginia

Blackburn was an assistant under Bill Elias for one season at the University of Virginia before being named head coach in 1965. During his six years as the Cavaliers' head coach, he compiled an overall record of 28–33. In 1968, he was named Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Cavaliers to a 7–3 record.

Scouting career

After leaving Virginia, Blackburn spent 17 years as a professional football scout with the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, and New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

Death

Blackburn died on May 15, 2006 in Dublin, Ohio.[1][2]

Head coaching record

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Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Miami Redskins (Mid-American Conference) (1948)
1948

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Cincinnati Bearcats (NCAA University Division independent) (1955–1956)
1955

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1956

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Cincinnati Bearcats (Missouri Valley Conference) (1957–1960)
1957

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1958

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1959

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1960

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Virginia Cavaliers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1965–1970)
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1966

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1967

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1968

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1969

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1970

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      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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