Cowboy-hat-wearing NFL coach who turned around the struggling Houston Oilers in the mid-to-late 1970s. He also coached the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1985 and retired with 86 career wins.
He played college football at both Lamar University and Stephen F. Austin University, although his education was interrupted when he enlisted in the Marine Corps during WWII. He completed his education after the war.
He refused to wear his hat in stadiums with roofs, because he was taught not to wear hats indoors as a child.