Former Texas Head Coach Fred Akers Remembered


Longtime Texas Football head coach Fred Akers has passed away. Akers was 82 years old.

As head coach at Texas, Akers compiled an 86-31-2 record (60-19-1 SWC) in 10 seasons from 1977 to 1986.

His 86 wins rank third on the all-time UT victory list behind Darrell Royal and Mack Brown. Akers' teams won Southwest Conference titles in 1977 and 1983. The Longhorns had three 10-win seasons and four top-10 finishes in the polls under his guidance.

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