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(Texassports.com)   Iconic Texas Longhorns Coach Darrell K. Royal has passed away   (texassports.com) divider line 33
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2012-11-07 01:14:05 PM  
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The University of Oklahoma All American


/RIP Darrell Royal
 
2012-11-07 03:30:04 PM  
"There are only three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of 'em are bad."


that's a hall of fame sports quote right there.
 
2012-11-07 03:39:11 PM  
Condolences Longhorn nation. Lost a good one today.
 
2012-11-07 03:41:10 PM  
I was never a Texas fan, but always had a mountain of respect for Royal. R.I.P. Coach.
 
2012-11-07 03:42:34 PM  
Dude coached the UW Huskies for one year.

/ True fact.
 
2012-11-07 03:47:51 PM  
hooked 'em. damn near killed 'em

/sorry, respect. pat pat. point up.
 
2012-11-07 03:55:10 PM  
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Sad Bevo is sad
 
2012-11-07 04:20:37 PM  

rickythepenguin: "There are only three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of 'em are bad."


that's a hall of fame sports quote right there.


Yep, that's why Woody Hayes is in the hall of fame.
 
2012-11-07 04:23:13 PM  

majestic: rickythepenguin: "There are only three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of 'em are bad."


that's a hall of fame sports quote right there.

Yep, that's why Woody Hayes is in the hall of fame.


Why he got fired too.
 
2012-11-07 04:32:25 PM  
He lived a couple of doors down from my wife's grandfather at a retirement home in Austin. We'd bump into him from time to time and talk with him (before the Alzheimer's got too bad). I remember my father-in-law asking him if he had a contract when he coached Texas. His response was great: "Contract?! I didn't *need* a contract! I just won!"
 
2012-11-07 04:32:43 PM  
FTFA: In that time, Texas won three two national championships, six Southwest Conference championships, went to eight bowl games (winning six of them) and finished in the nation's top 5 seven times.

LOL @ Texas fans who actually think they won a national title in 1970. Nebraska was clearly #1 and would have won it outright if not for archaic Coaches' Poll rules at the time. But seriously...goodnight, funnyman.
 
2012-11-07 04:36:56 PM  
Saw that earlier today once I got home. :(

Prior to the 2005 Rose Bowl, ABC had DKR and Bo sitting around bullshiatting with Keith Jackson. It was fun to hear the three of them conversing in a pretty relaxed setting but man, how neat would it be to get all of the stuff that didn't make air? The stories those three must have, damn.
 
2012-11-07 04:40:38 PM  
***Cool story, bro***

My senior year of college at UT-Austin (2000), I did my internship for KVET-AM, the Longhorn flagship station here in town. One of my assignments was to work a charity golf tournament out in the neighboring community of Lago Vista. As it turns out, I ended up caddying for Coach Royal for nine holes in a foursome that included Spike Dykes as well. It was a great honor and a great day. Coach Royal was quite pleasant to work with, but Spike Dykes was absolutely hilarious.

RIP Coach. It was a pleasure to meet you.

***End of cool story bro***
 
2012-11-07 04:58:22 PM  
When I was a kid growing up in Texas, DKR was spoken about with such reverence that I thought he was almost made-up. All of the stories I've been reading today take me back to those days, and just how truly beloved he was in Austin. We lost a great one today.
 
2012-11-07 04:59:50 PM  
Also, the fact that Mack is having the team run its first play in the wishbone on Saturday is just beyond awesome.
 
2012-11-07 05:35:13 PM  

basemetal: [www.tradingcarddb.com image 251x350]

The University of Oklahoma All American

/RIP Darrell Royal


Came to post that he was a great OU AA first. Dude still has two important school records (career interceptions: 18, longest punt return: 96 yards).

RIP
 
2012-11-07 05:49:34 PM  
\m/

/RIP Coach
 
2012-11-07 06:14:35 PM  
I know it is not the right reason, but it was watching his Longhorn teams when I was growing up that made me want to go to UT. I have been a proud UT grad for almost 30 years now.

Thank you coach!
 
2012-11-07 06:21:18 PM  
At age 52, following the 1976 season, Royal quit coaching. "The down side of coaching was getting to me more and more, and the up side of it wasn't nearly as pleasing because all I was doing was trying to maintain a position. I had lost the really big thrill of winning, and the negative side of it was bothering me more and more, and I knew the balance was such that it was time for me to quit. My time was at a rather young age. I still had plenty of energy and plenty of desire to coach, but I got to where I couldn't stand losing, and I wasn't getting that much pleasure out of winning."

Yeah, right. Screw that whiny self psychoanalysis, here's the real deal. Oklahoma had taken the offense that had Royal invented and was blowing his ass out with it year after year. It was embarrassing him and his ego. So he up and quit.

RIP wishbone man.
 
2012-11-07 07:38:55 PM  
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RIP
 
2012-11-07 08:39:38 PM  
The Horns are coming out in the wishbone for the first play.
 
2012-11-07 09:36:17 PM  
I expected more longhorns to come in this thread. Kind of sad really.
 
2012-11-07 09:59:54 PM  

basemetal: I expected more longhorns to come in this thread. Kind of sad really.


Nah this is better. Like when you go to the funeral home because you HAVE to. You want to be seen and get out without having to chat with the family.

/RIP Coach
 
2012-11-07 11:03:16 PM  
The tower tonight:

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2012-11-07 11:25:02 PM  

basemetal: I expected more longhorns to come in this thread. Kind of sad really.


/Raises hand
*Present*

Met him out at his golf club a couple of years ago. Super nice guy, sat and chatted with us a bit. He drank Budweiser out of a styrofoam cup, not poured into it, but used the cup as a koozie.
 
2012-11-08 12:09:45 AM  

varmitydog: At age 52, following the 1976 season, Royal quit coaching. "The down side of coaching was getting to me more and more, and the up side of it wasn't nearly as pleasing because all I was doing was trying to maintain a position. I had lost the really big thrill of winning, and the negative side of it was bothering me more and more, and I knew the balance was such that it was time for me to quit. My time was at a rather young age. I still had plenty of energy and plenty of desire to coach, but I got to where I couldn't stand losing, and I wasn't getting that much pleasure out of winning."

Yeah, right. Screw that whiny self psychoanalysis, here's the real deal. Oklahoma had taken the offense that had Royal invented and was blowing his ass out with it year after year. It was embarrassing him and his ego. So he up and quit.

RIP wishbone man.


Dude, Oklahoma had been spying on his practices for years and buying teams full of mercenaries. He just got sick of it.

He'll never have to see Barry Switzer in Heaven.
 
2012-11-08 12:37:33 AM  
God Bless You Coach.

/HORNS!
 
2012-11-08 01:21:58 AM  

iamskibibitz: He lived a couple of doors down from my wife's grandfather at a retirement home in Austin. We'd bump into him from time to time and talk with him (before the Alzheimer's got too bad). I remember my father-in-law asking him if he had a contract when he coached Texas. His response was great: "Contract?! I didn't *need* a contract! I just won!"



Coach Royal, the guy the farking stadium is named after, spent his last years in a retirement home? Reminds me of the time I met Jerry Claiborne in the locker room of a community gym in Bowling Green KY a couple years before he died. Told me what Frank Beamer was like as a player. I remember thinking "What are you doing here: why aren't you a member at some country club?" I guess it doesn't matter how much you accomplish in life, in the end we all die schnooks.

RIP Coach Royal
Hook em Horns

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2012-11-08 09:21:36 AM  

DevilsHorns J: Also, the fact that Mack is having the team run its first play in the wishbone on Saturday is just beyond awesome.


That's cool. I can pretty precisely pinpoint where I started going from loving college football above all sports to where I am now, which is "meh." It's when the option-based offenses like the veer, I-option, and especially the wishbone faded from the game. I fully understand the reasons why they went away. But man a well executed wishbone was a thing of beauty.
 
2012-11-08 11:31:22 AM  

varmitydog: Yeah, right. Screw that whiny self psychoanalysis, here's the real deal. Oklahoma had taken the offense that had Royal invented and was blowing his ass out with it year after year. It was embarrassing him and his ego. So he up and quit.


He's dead. Fark off.
 
2012-11-08 11:38:53 AM  

velvet_fog: FTFA: In that time, Texas won three two national championships, six Southwest Conference championships, went to eight bowl games (winning six of them) and finished in the nation's top 5 seven times.

LOL @ Texas fans who actually think they won a national title in 1970. Nebraska was clearly #1 and would have won it outright if not for archaic Coaches' Poll rules at the time.


I thought it was the AP that awarded Texass the title prematurely, and after Texass' embarrassment against Notre Dame, that practice was soon halted?
 
2012-11-08 12:27:18 PM  

Riothamus: Dude, Oklahoma had been spying on his practices for years and buying teams full of mercenaries.


Dude, Switzer called Royal right after Okla installed the wishbone (against Texas, which Texas school OU that year) and asked if their offensive coordinator would teach them the ins and outs of that offense......and Royal said yes.

/That wouldn't happen in today's environment
//and Switzer never sent spies, he didn't have to
///he was one of the best recruiters ever, players loved him.
 
2012-11-10 09:43:49 AM  
Late, but just read about it. Damn.

Hook'em
 
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