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Longtime College Football Coach Bill Mallory Has Passed Away

A general view of Colorado's football field during a game. The Buffs host the USC Trojans tonight.

BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the stadium as the Stanford Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 3, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

A legendary college football coach passed away Friday. Former Colorado and Indiana head football coach Bill Mallory was placed into hospice care Thursday afternoon after undergoing emergency brain surgery earlier in the week.

Mallory, 83, suffered a fall earlier this week leading to the emergency surgery.

His son Curt, current head football coach at Indiana State, announced the news of his father's passing.

He said Mallory passed while surrounded by family.

Mallory spent 27 seasons as a head coach at the Division I level: 13 at Indiana, five each at Colorado and Miami (Ohio) and four at Northern Illinois. He reached a bowl game at all four stops.

Mallory's overall record was 168–129–4. He led the Hoosiers to six bowl games in eight seasons from 1986-1993, including a top-25 ranking during the 1987 and 1988 seasons.