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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