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Content: Chuck Amato and his trademark sunglasses won’t be stalking the sideline and exhorting the University of Akron football team’s defense this fall. <a href=""><img src=" s Reebok Mitchell Marner Authent 75.jpg"  alt="Men's Reebok Mitchell Marner Authentic Royal Blue Home NHL Jersey: Toronto Maple Leafs #16 Pro" /></a> Amato, who arrived with coach Terry Bowden six years ago, announced Monday that he is retiring as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Zips. Coach Terry <a href="">Tuukka Rask Jersey Womens</a> Bowden said personal issues played a role in the announcement. <a href=""><img src=""  alt="Limited Men's Montravius Adams Black Jersey: NFL Nike Green Bay Packers #90 2016 Salute to Service Hots" /></a> “Bobby Bowden preached for years the three F’s ­— faith, family, and football — in that order,” Amato said <a href=""></a> in a news release. “My wife has a sister and brother who are not doing well right now, and I’ve got twin boys [grandsons] in my house, and,” he joked, “they just kill me. I said to myself, ‘Maybe it’s time <a href="">Eddie Giacomin Authentic Jersey</a> to go ahead and let someone <a href="">James Harden Youth Jersey</a> else do it.’ “Just be happy and glad. I’ve been around. I’ve been to <a href="">Kevin Durant Youth Jersey</a> the top of the mountain twice, and if it wasn’t for a wide left and a wide right, there’d be five of them [national championships]. But I’m ready to retire, and I have to find something to do. If anybody out there has something they can give me, call me.” Bowden said he understands what Amato, whom he’s known since Bowden was a graduate assistant for his father <a href=""></a> at Florida State, is going through. “He’s been contemplating it for a while,” Bowden said. “It’s a hard decision. He’s 71 years old. He’s been contemplating it for two or three weeks. He cried like a baby in front of the team because he’s walking away from his career. He’s ready to retire — it’s just not easy to do.” Amato took a defense that <a href=""></a> was among the Mid-American Conference’s worst and turned it into one of the league’s best in 2015, when UA linebackers Jatavis Brown and Dylan Evans roamed from sideline to sideline making plays along with a defensive line that included Cody Grice. When Amato arrived at UA, he set a goal of creating an SEC defense in the MAC. He came close that year.    <a href=""></a><br />  <a href=",14529">,14529</a><br />  <a href=""></a><br />  <a href=""></a><br />  <a href=""></a><br />  <a href=""></a><br />  <a href=""></a><br />  <a href=""></a><br />