Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach passed away Monday night at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, following complications from a heart condition. He was 61 years old.

There have been a number of tributes released following the death of the college football icon who touched the lives of both people he saw on a daily basis and those he never crossed paths with. SportsCenter was among those who released a video in Leach’s memory after the news broke.

“We are heartbroken and devastated by the passing of Mike Leach,” MSU Interim Athletics Director Bracky Brett said. “College football lost one of its most beloved figures today, but his legacy will last forever. Mike’s energetic personality, influential presence and extraordinary leadership touched millions of athletes, students, coaches, fans, family and friends for decades.

“Mike was an innovator, pioneer and visionary. He was a college football icon, a coaching legend but an even better person,” said Brett. “We are all better for having known Mike Leach. The thoughts and prayers of Mississippi State University and the entire Bulldog family are with his wife Sharon, his children and the entire Leach family.”

In what is a hard day not just for Mississippi State, but for the world of college football,