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Georgia Tech fan's obituary calls for Paul Johnson's firing

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The world lost a Yellow Jacket, and with it, a man who truly hated the triple option.

There are sports things I'd like to see before I die. I'd like to see the Knicks win an NBA championship. I'd like to see Northwestern make the NCAA Tournament. (I don't care if they win a game. They just need to make it.) I'm only 23, so, hopefully, we've got plenty of time to see those things happen.

Robley Tatum's obituary tells a lot about him. He was 91, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, he was married for almost 60 years, and he had a loving family. It also mentions his sports passions, which are linked to Georgia Tech, where he went to school and worked for many years:

He loved his family, his neighbors, Georgia Tech, the Atlanta Braves, bowling (he was a great bowler), the Atlanta Journal/Constitution (where his dad had worked), Waffle House, Hickory House and the Picadilly Cafeteria, and Little Debbie. He didn't get his final wish for Tech, which to see Paul Johnson get fired, but hey, there's still time.

(We saw this first at For The Win.)

Saying "there's still time" for the firing of a college football coach in a man's obituary is perhaps the most beautiful wish for something beyond the grave on we've ever read. Cheers, Robley, for both loving Waffle House and for taking your hatred for the triple option to the grave.

Previously, in college-football-coaches-and-the-afterlife news: we hope this guy got to meet Bear Bryant.

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