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Former Ole Miss football coach Billy Brewer passes away

It's a sad Saturday for Rebel fans. Former Ole Miss football coach Billy Brewer passed away at the age of 83. He had a heart condition and was battling complications from a stroke that he suffered in February.

Brewer led the Rebels from 1983 to 1993, reaching 5 bowl games. He was named the 1986 SEC Coach of the Year. The Columbus, Mississippi native played a variety of positions at Ole Miss under legendary head coach Johnny Vaught. He led Louisiana Tech to the 1982 Southland Conference title and the I-AA Playoffs. Brewer also was the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana from 1974 to 1979.

Ole Miss announced that a memorial service will be held at The Pavilion. The service is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at 1:00pm.

Brewer was selected to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in October 2017. He will be enshrined posthumously into the 2018 class on July 28th.

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