Longtime head coach who served for more than 10 years at Mississippi State, and most of the 1980s at Texas A&M.
He played college football at Alabama from 1962-65, winning two national championships, and after graduation joined its coaching staff.
In 1991 he was hired by the perennial cellar-dwelling Mississippi State University team; during his run with the team he won 75 games - the most ever for any MSU coach.
He was born in Duncan, Oklahoma.
He played at Alabama under the mentorship of their great coach Bear Bryant.