Dick Nolan, former coach of the 49ers, died yesterday at the age of 75.
While battling Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer, according to the Chronicle, he passed away in an assisted-living facility in Dallas. According to Wikipedia, he was quite the coach for the once-glorious football team. "He was head coach of the 49ers for eight seasons from 1968 through 1975, noted for developing the defense and taking the team to three straight NFC West division titles (1970-72), twice missing the Super Bowl by only one game (1970-71). Cool.

His son, Mike, as most of you already know, now coaches the 49ers -- a team that has also recently passed on. We send out mad support to the Nolan family.