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Former CFL head coach Bud Riley dies at 86

Former CFL coach Bud Riley, who coached four Canadian Football League teams, has died at 86.

Bud Riley, who coached four Canadian Football League teams, has died at 86.

Riley coached Toronto, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Calgary and also held assistant coaching and front office positions in the CFL.

Oregon State announced Monday that Riley died Saturday after a lengthy illness. He had been living in British Columbia.

Riley was the father of Oregon State football coach Mike Riley and a former assistant coach at the school.

Riley was an assistant coach at Oregon State from 1965-72 and returned to the school in 1979.

He was the defensive co-ordinator for Oregon State in 1967. That team, dubbed the Giant Killers, beat No. 1 Southern California and O.J. Simpson 3-0 in Corvallis.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Mary, and sons Mike, Ed and Pete.

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