We have some sad news to share as CFL and NFL Hall of Famer and revered former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant passed away Saturday morning at the age of 95.
Grant and his teams were best known for his disciplined style of play such as coaching up his teams to adapt to cold weather and not allowing heaters on the sidelines, and making his teams stand at attention in a straight line for the National Anthem.
He was also best known for going viral for coming out in short sleeves in six below weather before a Vikings playoff game in the 2015 season.
Before getting his stint in the NFL, Grant made his name coaching the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL. He accounted for 102 wins and four Grey Cups before getting hired by Minnesota in 1967.
In his career with the Vikings, Grant was known for leading four teams to Super Bowl in the 1970s, before losing each time.
Along with being named to the NFL Hall of Fame and the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor, Bud recorded 158 wins, an NFL Championship in the 1969 season, three conference titles, and 11 division titles.
With his overall record of 168 wins, Grant is listed as the most successful coach in team history and the eighth successful coach in the NFL history.