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Darrell Royal and the Bud Wilkinson coaching tree

THE LIST — A look at the eight former Bud Wilkinson players who became college football head coaches.
by Berry Tramel Published: November 9, 2012
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photo - Texas coach Darrell Royal, show with assistant coach Emory Bellard in this file photo from the 1968 OU-Texas game, is one of eight former Bud Wilkinson players who became college football head coaches. Royal died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at age 88. (AP Photo, File)  SS - AP
Texas coach Darrell Royal, show with assistant coach Emory Bellard in this file photo from the 1968 OU-Texas game, is one of eight former Bud Wilkinson players who became college football head coaches. Royal died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at age 88. (AP Photo, File) SS - AP

Darrell Royal's death this week reminded us just how successful were Bud Wilkinson players as college head coaches. Here are eight:

1. Darrell Royal: 184-60-5 in 23 seasons. Royal was 12-8 at Mississippi State (1954-55), 5-5 at Washington (1956) and 167-47-5 at Texas (1957-76).

2. Jim Owens: 99-82-6 in 18 years at Washington (1957-74), including back-to-back 10-1 seasons in 1959-60.

3. Eddie Crowder: 67-49-2 in 11 years at Colorado (1963-73), including a 10-2 season and the No. 3 ranking in 1971.

4. Jack Mitchell: 72-61-7 in 14 seasons. Mitchell was 13-5-1 at Wichita State (1953-54), 17-12-1 at Arkansas (1955-57) and 42-44-4 at Kansas (1958-66).

5. Dee Andros: 62-80-2 in 14 seasons. Andros was 11-16-1 at Idaho (1962-64) and 51-64-1 at Oregon State (1965-75).

6. Wade Walker: 22-32-2 in six seasons at Mississippi State (1956-61).

7. Jerry Pettibone: 46-84-2 in 12 years. Pettibone was 33-32-1 at Northern Illinois (1985-90) and 13-52-1 at Oregon State (1991-96).

8. Pete Tillman: 11-8-1 in two seasons at Wichita State (1955-56).