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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Remembering Coach Cliff Hysell


November 5, 2014

Every time I see a sideline reporter interviewing a football coach at the end of the first half I think of Cliff Hysell.

Cliff was a difficult interview when the game was over. I can’t imagine trying to talk to him at halftime. If he had anything to say it might have been memorable, but it certainly wouldn’t have been suitable for print.

Hysell, 72, died earlier this week of a heart attack.

He was one of the last of a vanishing breed, an old-school coach who brooked no nonsense.

I covered Montana State home football games for the Associated Press during Hysell’s tenure with the ‘Cat...

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