Thursday, March 8, 2012

McCarney, still hospitalized, confirms stroke but sounds cheery

Photo taken Nov. 19, 2006:  Then-Iowa State head football coach Dan McCarney gets high fives as he leads his players onto the field at Jack Trice Stadium.
Take it from Dan McCarney – something bad, something like a stroke -- can happen even when you’re in tip-top physical condition.

“But tell everyone back there that I’m doing fine,” the former ISU head football coach said Tuesday from his bed in a Denton, Texas, hospital. “I’ve got too much Irish in me to stay down very long.”

McCarney, now coach at North Texas, confirmed that he suffered a stroke Sunday morning, shortly after his daily workout.............