Former Kansas football coach Don Fambrough died Saturday morning after taking a fall outside his Lawrence residence.
Fambrough was 88.
KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said there will be a moment of silence for Fambrough, who had a 37-48-5 record during two stints as KU's coach, before Kansas kicks off its season against McNeese State Saturday night.
"It's a very sad day for a KU fan that Don Fambrough passed away," said Bob Koehn, 55, a Kansas fan eating lunch at the Yacht Club in Lawrence on Saturday. "He was such an icon with his Missouri speeches."
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Certainly, Fambrough will be remembered most for the color he added to the Kansas-Missouri rivalry. For years, Fambrough has spoken to the KU team during the week of the "Border War" and delivered a fire-and-brimstone motivational talk.
"He's pretty much intertwined with the Missouri rivalry," said Koehn's 26-year-old son, Ben. "He'll always be remembered for that by somebody my age."