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Former Arkansas Coach, Athletic Director Frank Broyles Dies at 92



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    FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 23: Coach Frank Broyles of the Arkansas Razorbacks calls the Hogs with fans at the dedication of a statue in his honor before a game against the LSU Tigers at Razorback Stadium on November 23, 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

    Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, has died at the age of 92.   

    Broyles died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from his family.   

    Broyles won almost 71 percent of his games as head football coach with the Razorbacks for 19 years.   

    He became the school's athletic director in 1974, while still the football coach, eventually retiring from the gridiron to focus on administrative duties following the 1976 season.

    As athletic director, Broyles led an overhaul and upgrade of Arkansas' facilities -- as well as leading the school in its move to the Southeastern Conference.  


    Following his coaching career, Broyles -- who earned a spot in the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame -- served as an analyst on ABC's college football telecasts.

    The Razorbacks won the national championship in 1964. Prominent members from the 1964 team include Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson. Jones was an All-Southwest Conference offensive lineman under Broyles. Johnson was an All-Southwest Conference defensive lineman and later served as defensive coordinator.

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