Rand: A Q&A with Bud Grant

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  • Updated: April 30, 2013 - 7:33 PM

Legendary former Vikings coach Bud Grant is going back to his roots. On Wednesday, he will be honored in Superior, Wis. — where he was a three-sport high school athlete — by the Hometown Hall of Famers, presented by Allstate and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Star Tribune’s Michael Rand caught up with Grant on a number of subjects earlier this week:

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jetpathMay. 1, 13 8:42 AM

A great man . . . at home, on the fields of play and sloughs of wildlife.

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tombanditMay. 1, 1310:19 AM

I remember when Coach Grant was going to be announced as the head vikings coach for the 2nd time in early 1985 and his son was playing in a high schoolbasketball game so Coach Grant was late getting to the press conference as he wanted to watch his son play in the basketball game. Not many people in todays world have their priorities in the right order like Grant did. He always felt family came before his job and more people today need to learn and live that lesson.

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partskcojMay. 1, 1311:26 AM

This guy is the most overrated coach in NFL history. The classic opportunist. Got a mercy vote into the HOF. The only coach in history that Vegas docked the Vikes 3pts because grant was coach.

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