Bill Walsh dies at 75; led 49ers to three Super Bowl titles

Updated: July 31, 2007, 4:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bill Walsh changed the look of the NFL with his offensive innovations and legion of coaching disciples, breaking new ground and winning three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers in the process.

Nicknamed "The Genius" for his creative schemes that became known as the West Coast offense, Walsh died at his Woodside home Monday morning following a long battle with leukemia. He was 75.

"This is just a tremendous loss for all of us, especially to the Bay Area ...

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