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September 3, 2004 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
Jack Neumeier, who coached NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway at Granada Hills High School and helped introduce the five-receiver spread passing attack, died Wednesday at his home in Camarillo after a three-year fight with cancer. He was 85. Neumeier coached high school football in Southern California for more than 30 years. He coached at Granada Hills from 1960-86, guiding the Highlanders to the 1970 city championship.
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September 3, 2004 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
Jack Neumeier, who coached NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway at Granada Hills High School and helped introduce the five-receiver spread passing attack, died Wednesday at his home in Camarillo after a three-year fight with cancer. He was 85. Neumeier coached high school football in Southern California for more than 30 years. He coached at Granada Hills from 1960-86, guiding the Highlanders to the 1970 city championship.
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January 27, 1990 | FRED EISENHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a time when John Elway occasionally went to the no-huddle offense in the first quarter and rarely ran with the football, content to leave the scrambling to the defensive backs. These were the late 1970s, and Elway was establishing himself as the premier high school quarterback in the country at Granada Hills. More significant, perhaps, Elway was becoming adept at winning football--as taught by Jack Neumeier.
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January 1, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now, almost 30 years later, Jack Neumeier gets the credit he deserves. The coach is retired, a decade removed from the game, but now he gets recognized for developing the wide-open passing attack that Washington State will throw at Michigan in the Rose Bowl today. Quarterback Ryan Leaf and the Fab Five receiving corps are basically an updated version of the offense Neumeier created at Granada Hills High in 1970, a curious scheme that became known as "Happy Jack's Flying Circus."
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January 1, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now, almost 30 years later, Jack Neumeier gets the credit he deserves. The coach is retired, a decade removed from the game, but now he gets recognized for developing the wide-open passing attack that Washington State will throw at Michigan in the Rose Bowl today. Quarterback Ryan Leaf and the Fab Five receiving corps are basically an updated version of the offense Neumeier created at Granada Hills High in 1970, a curious scheme that became known as "Happy Jack's Flying Circus."
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January 26, 1990 | FRED EISENHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a time when John Elway occasionally went to the no-huddle offense in the first quarter and rarely ran with the football, content to leave the scrambling to the defensive backs. These were the late 1970s and Elway was establishing himself as the premier prep quarterback in the country at Granada Hills High. More significantly, perhaps, Elway was becoming established in winning football--as taught by Jack Neumeier.
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February 23, 1997 | MICHAEL LAZARUS
John Elway didn't have a long stay in the San Fernando Valley but he left his mark, particularly at Granada Hills High. Arguably the greatest athlete to come out of the Valley, Elway arrived at Granada Hills in 1976, the same season his father, Jack, was named head football coach at Cal State Northridge. Under a progressive passing system coached by Granada Hills' Jack Neumeier, Elway developed many of the tools that would lead him to greatness in the NFL.
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December 30, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, SUN VALLEY POLY HIGH, CLASS OF 1976
High school sports serve as a rite of passage for the athletes who play them, the student, friends and families that gather to watch them and the sportswriters who cut their professional teeth covering them. High school football games in Los Angeles date to 1896, but it wasn't until 1934 that the Los Angeles City Section was born. The Southern Section was established in 1912 and held its first athletic competition in 1913.
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January 18, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
John Elway played varsity football and baseball at Granada Hills High from 1976-79. Here's a look at his most memorable games: Sept. 24, 1976: Elway made his high-school debut as a sophomore quarterback in a 13-0 loss to El Camino Real. He completed four of 10 passes for 41 yards. He had a pass intercepted on fourth and goal from the El Camino Real seven in the fourth quarter. Sept. 23, 1977: To start his junior year, Elway showed off his fourth-quarter magic.
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May 12, 1995 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Baldwin, who in one season at Santa Rosa Junior College turned a downtrodden loser into a bowl-game participant, will be named football coach at Cal State Northridge today. Baldwin would not confirm that he has accepted the job, but told his players at Santa Rosa Thursday that he is leaving to take the job at Northridge.
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January 27, 1990 | FRED EISENHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a time when John Elway occasionally went to the no-huddle offense in the first quarter and rarely ran with the football, content to leave the scrambling to the defensive backs. These were the late 1970s, and Elway was establishing himself as the premier high school quarterback in the country at Granada Hills. More significant, perhaps, Elway was becoming adept at winning football--as taught by Jack Neumeier.
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January 26, 1990 | FRED EISENHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a time when John Elway occasionally went to the no-huddle offense in the first quarter and rarely ran with the football, content to leave the scrambling to the defensive backs. These were the late 1970s and Elway was establishing himself as the premier prep quarterback in the country at Granada Hills High. More significantly, perhaps, Elway was becoming established in winning football--as taught by Jack Neumeier.
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December 16, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Geoffrey Horn, known as "No Hands Horn" for dropping so many potential interceptions, was on the field Sept. 24, 1976, when a sophomore quarterback named John Elway made his debut for Granada Hills High. Horn, an outside linebacker for El Camino Real, intercepted an Elway pass on fourth-and-goal in the fourth quarter to preserve the Conquistadores' 13-0 victory. "While I had other interceptions, that certainly was the most historic," Horn said.
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September 25, 1987 | CHRIS DE LUCA
People have tried to duplicate it, defend it and even describe it, but the Fallbrook High offense is seemingly impossible to figure out. It has more than 100 plays, stocked with audibles, shotguns, split formations and screens. It must be tough to memorize all of that. Thank goodness for playbooks. "Forget a playbook," Fallbrook Coach Tom Pack said. "No playbooks. Kids aren't going to look at playbooks. They're going to leave them in lockers and they are going to leave them all around."
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