In reply to: Name the top suspects in bringing ND football down. posted by mkovac
Paul Brown and Al Davis also. To be fair to your point, Davis got most of what he knew from Gilman. But Walsh didn't devise the basis of the offense he became famous for until the Bengals acquired Virgil Carter.
Didn't Leahy hire Gilman to coach the Chargers?
credits him in one of his books ("Building a Champion"). I don't recall him giving Paul Brown much credit, but I might be mistaken.
get the Bengals HC job when Brown retired. I just assumed he picked up a few things from the guy after working for him for 10 years and considering the high regard in which Brown is held among the pantheon of coaches, including by Ara.
and the passing tree builds off of that play. That is a Gilman principle that has been adapted by many others, notably Walsh. The west coast offense really takes advantage of routes in the middle of the field.