Former Head Football Coach at the University of Wyoming
Fred Akers Speaker Profile
Fred Akers was born in 1938 and is a former football player and coach. He served as head football coach at the University of Wyoming (1975-1976), the University of Texas at Austin (1977-1986), and Purdue University (1987-1990), compiling a career college football record of 108-75-3.
Akers' notable accomplishments include a Heisman Trophy for Earl Campbell in the 1977 season and national title chances in the 1978 and 1984 Cotton Bowl Classics. In both of those years, Texas went undefeated in the regular season only to lose in their bowl game. Akers received criticism because he failed to live up to the standard set by previous head coach Darrell Royal. However, much of that was mitigated by an impressive overall record and a winning mark against Barry Switzer of the Oklahoma Sooners, who was 3-0-1 against Texas before Akers came along. However, in Akers' last five years he struggled against Oklahoma, going 1-3-1, and against Texas A&M, losing his last three game to the Aggies by an average margin of 23 points. Akers drew ire from the Texas faithful for losing bowl games at the end of four consecutive seasons (1982-1985) and then missing post-season play in 1986. He left Texas to become the head football coach at Purdue University. Akers was rumored as a candidate for the Baylor University job in 1993 that ultimately went to Chuck Reedy.
Akers is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. As of August 2008, Akers lives in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.
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