Ex-Michigan State Spartans football player, NFL coach Henry Bullough dies at age 85

EAST LANSING (AP) — Henry Bullough, a former NFL coach and a guard on Michigan State’s national title team in 1952, has died. He was 85.

The university Monday announced his death but did not provide details. Son Chuck Bullough is an assistant coach for the Spartans.

Henry Bullough also played on the MSU team that won the Big Ten championship the year after it captured the national title.

“Michigan State has lost a great Spartan and the game of football has lost a coaching legend,” coach Mark Dantonio said.

Bullough was an NFL head coach for parts of three seasons with a 4-18 record and helped bring in the 3-4 defense while he was New England’s defensive coordinator in 1974.

Bullough was MSU’s defensive coordinator during its glory years in the mid-1960s. He came back to join George Perles’ staff in 1994 for a 12th season as an assistant.