Sad news broke Sunday morning when it was announced that former Michigan coach and Iowa athletic director “Bump” Elliott passed away at the age of 94:

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Elliott played collegiate football at both Purdue and Michigan as a running back. He was then an assistant coach for 11 years before becoming the Wolverines’ head coach from 1959-68. He went on to become Michigan’s associate athletic director from 1969-70.

Elliott moved on from Michigan to go back to Iowa as the official athletic director from 1970-91. During his tenure, Iowa’s teams won 11 NCAA titles.

“I know what it’s like to be an athletic director. I know you make decisions and people get mad at you,” said current Iowa AD Gary Barta. “I’ve never met anybody that was mad at Bump Elliott. He was a gentleman and a wonderful representative of college athletics, And he will be missed.”