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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Coach Wilkinson Dies

The legendary college football coach Bud Wilkinson died of congestive heart failure at age 77.


He died late Wednesday.


Wilkinson, the soft-spoken architect of a Sooner football dynasty, led Oklahoma to its first national championship in 1950, another in '55 and still another the next year. By the time he retired from Oklahoma in 1963, Wilkinson's record was nearly untouchable: three national titles, the longest victory streak in NCAA football history (47), 14 conference championships, a 145-29-4 record