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Former Michigan State, Detroit Lions coach Darryl Rogers dies at age 83

Former Michigan State and Detroit Lions coach Darryl Rogers has died at the age of 83, according to a report Wednesday from The Drive with Jack and Tom on WQTX-92.1 FM in Lansing.

Rogers coached the Spartans for four seasons and won share of a Big Ten title in 1978 and spent three-plus years with the Lions before being fired during the 1988 season.

In 20 total seasons coaching in college, Rogers posted a combined record of 129-84-7 and he is on the 2019 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Rogers, who played at Fresno State, landed his first head coaching job at Cal State Hayward in 1965, where he spent one season.