I do believe I would have chosen Coach Bud Wilkinson with a 145-29-4 overall record, 3 NCs, 14 conference championships, and 7 bowl appearances, winning 6 of them or Coach Darrel Royal at 184-60-5 overall record, with 3 NCc and 11 conference titles and 16 bowl appearance to be on that list before including Hayden Fry with his 232-178-10 record, 0 NCs, 4 conference titles, and 14 bowl appearances. :?
Coach Wilkinson head coached for only 17 years and retired at the age of 47.
Then Coach Bob Devaney deserves to be on the list, too, with s 136-30-7 overall record (.806 winning percentage). While at Nebraska his Cornhuskers went 101-20-2, with 2 NCs, 8 conference titles, and 9 bowl appearances in 11 years.