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Former SEC Football Coach Passed Away

A football game between LSU and Ole Miss.

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 17: General view of fans watching the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 41-24. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

A former prominent SEC head football coach passed away on Saturday. He was 83.

Billy Brewer, who coached Ole Miss for a decade, reportedly died at a senior living facility in Tennessee on Saturday. The news was first reported by HottyToddy.com and has since been confirmed by several outlets.

The head coach began his career at Southeastern Louisiana. He was there from 1972-79, taking over as head coach in '74. Brewer then led Louisiana Tech's program from 1980-82. He got the Ole Miss job in 1983.

Brewer led Ole Miss' program for a decade. He helped the Rebels achieve six winning seasons during his time in Oxford, Miss. Brewer also helped send several players to the pros.

He will be missed greatly.

Our thoughts are with Brewer's family and friends at this time. May he rest in peace.