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December 9, 1986
Bill Arnsparger, who coached Louisiana State to the Southeastern Conference football championship this season, Monday was named athletic director at the University of Florida. The appointment by Florida President Marshall Criser ended weeks of speculation that Arnsparger, 60, would leave the Baton Rouge, La., school to accept the position. Arnsparger, who has announced his retirement from coaching effective after LSU's Jan.
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February 2, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Diego Charger defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger, 68, said Wednesday he is retiring after 23 pro seasons. "It's difficult to walk away from something that's been so much a part of your life for a long time," Arnsparger said. "There's a time for everything. I felt like this was the time for me to step down." Arnsparger's retirement comes three days after the Chargers were routed, 49-26, by the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. He said that game didn't affect his decision.
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January 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Arnsparger, 65, resigned as the University of Florida's athletic director to become defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers.
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February 2, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Diego Charger defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger, 68, said Wednesday he is retiring after 23 pro seasons. "It's difficult to walk away from something that's been so much a part of your life for a long time," Arnsparger said. "There's a time for everything. I felt like this was the time for me to step down." Arnsparger's retirement comes three days after the Chargers were routed, 49-26, by the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. He said that game didn't affect his decision.
SPORTS
December 7, 1985
Coach Bill Arnsparger, who is taking Louisiana State's football team to the Liberty Bowl at Memphis against Baylor on Dec. 27, was given a three-year contract extension.
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November 23, 1990
University of Florida athletic director Bill Arnsparger has decided to delete Vernon Maxwell's junior and senior seasons from the Gator record book, making him the 21st leading all-time scorer at the school, after being No. 1. NCAA sanctions ruled Maxwell ineligible for both the 1987 and 1988 NCAA tournaments because he had an agent. Arnsparger went a step further, adding regular season ineligibility.
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December 24, 1986
Louisiana State defensive coordinator Mike Archer, 33, became the nation's youngest major college football coach Tuesday when the LSU Board of Supervisors tapped him to succeed the outgoing Bill Arnsparger. Archer, who had been rejected by the board earlier this month, was a unanimous choice except for one abstention.
SPORTS
December 1, 1986
Bill Arnsparger, who announced his resignation as LSU football coach Saturday, kept the mystery going Sunday by sidestepping questions about his future. Arnsparger, 59, has led LSU (9-2) to the Southeastern Conference and a berth in the Sugar Bowl against Nebraska. He has a 26-7-2 mark in three years, including three bowl berths.
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February 2, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Diego Charger defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger, 68, said Wednesday he is retiring after 23 pro seasons. "It's difficult to walk away from something that's been so much a part of your life for a long time," Arnsparger said. "There's a time for everything. I felt like this was the time for me to step down." Arnsparger's retirement comes three days after the Chargers were routed, 49-26, by the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. He said that game didn't affect his decision.
SPORTS
February 2, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Diego Charger defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger, 68, said Wednesday he is retiring after 23 pro seasons. "It's difficult to walk away from something that's been so much a part of your life for a long time," Arnsparger said. "There's a time for everything. I felt like this was the time for me to step down." Arnsparger's retirement comes three days after the Chargers were routed, 49-26, by the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. He said that game didn't affect his decision.
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January 10, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Fouts has been there. He has played against a Bill Arnsparger-designed defense in the playoffs, so he understands the pitfalls that await Miami quarterback Dan Marino and Coach Don Shula when they play the Chargers here today in Joe Robbie Stadium. "Marino and Shula better have a hell of a game," said Fouts, the Chargers' former quarterback, and victim of five interceptions against Arnsparger's Miami defense in a 34-13 playoff defeat in 1983.
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September 4, 1992 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
B.J. Arnsparger is seeing less and less of her husband, Bill, these days. But she said their marriage of 35 years has never been better. "The twinkle's back in his eye," B.J. Arnsparger said. "I'm happy when he's happy. And I can see he's very happy now." The twinkle's return can mean only one thing: Bill Arnsparger is back to being a football coach. After coaching college and pro football for 36 years, Arnsparger, 65, spent the last five years as the University of Florida's athletic director.
SPORTS
May 11, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS
Linebacker Leslie O'Neal showed up for a few meetings before disappearing Sunday, linebacker Henry Rolling failed to report as promised and cornerback Gill Byrd has been held out with a sore foot. George Thornton weighs as much as any elephant in the San Diego Zoo, and Joe Phillips is unsigned and not on the field practicing. Delton Hall, who has been hired to start at strong safety, is a cornerback coming off major knee surgery, and defensive lineman Chris Mims is a weakling by NFL standards.
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January 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Arnsparger, 65, resigned as the University of Florida's athletic director to become defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers.
SPORTS
November 23, 1990
University of Florida athletic director Bill Arnsparger has decided to delete Vernon Maxwell's junior and senior seasons from the Gator record book, making him the 21st leading all-time scorer at the school, after being No. 1. NCAA sanctions ruled Maxwell ineligible for both the 1987 and 1988 NCAA tournaments because he had an agent. Arnsparger went a step further, adding regular season ineligibility.
SPORTS
December 24, 1986
Louisiana State defensive coordinator Mike Archer, 33, became the nation's youngest major college football coach Tuesday when the LSU Board of Supervisors tapped him to succeed the outgoing Bill Arnsparger. Archer, who had been rejected by the board earlier this month, was a unanimous choice except for one abstention.
SPORTS
May 11, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS
Linebacker Leslie O'Neal showed up for a few meetings before disappearing Sunday, linebacker Henry Rolling failed to report as promised and cornerback Gill Byrd has been held out with a sore foot. George Thornton weighs as much as any elephant in the San Diego Zoo, and Joe Phillips is unsigned and not on the field practicing. Delton Hall, who has been hired to start at strong safety, is a cornerback coming off major knee surgery, and defensive lineman Chris Mims is a weakling by NFL standards.
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January 10, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Fouts has been there. He has played against a Bill Arnsparger-designed defense in the playoffs, so he understands the pitfalls that await Miami quarterback Dan Marino and Coach Don Shula when they play the Chargers here today in Joe Robbie Stadium. "Marino and Shula better have a hell of a game," said Fouts, the Chargers' former quarterback, and victim of five interceptions against Arnsparger's Miami defense in a 34-13 playoff defeat in 1983.
SPORTS
December 9, 1986
Bill Arnsparger, who coached Louisiana State to the Southeastern Conference football championship this season, Monday was named athletic director at the University of Florida. The appointment by Florida President Marshall Criser ended weeks of speculation that Arnsparger, 60, would leave the Baton Rouge, La., school to accept the position. Arnsparger, who has announced his retirement from coaching effective after LSU's Jan.
SPORTS
December 1, 1986
Bill Arnsparger, who announced his resignation as LSU football coach Saturday, kept the mystery going Sunday by sidestepping questions about his future. Arnsparger, 59, has led LSU (9-2) to the Southeastern Conference and a berth in the Sugar Bowl against Nebraska. He has a 26-7-2 mark in three years, including three bowl berths.
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