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(SB Nation)   Following his recent death, The University of Texas honors Darrell Royal, former head coach, and creator of the wishbone offense, by using the formation on their first possession. Bonus, the play worked for 47 yards   (sbnation.com) divider line 18
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2012-11-10 03:08:29 PM
That's not exactly a standard wishbone play.
 
2012-11-10 04:05:25 PM
I grew up learning the wishbone, and there's a reason it's gone out of style. But that was a nice play. I wish the Eagles could pull off a play like that.
 
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2012-11-10 05:21:25 PM
The shade of orange that differs UTx and UTn isn't hard to distinguish, proper UTx is burnt orange, though on clothing and merch it is often a little brighter. Mack Brown had the UT shade darkened on uniforms to help hide the football. I always thought that was clever.
 
2012-11-10 06:24:43 PM
sammyvegas.files.wordpress.com

Perfecter of the wishbone offense.
 
2012-11-10 06:29:19 PM
And then the drive stalled, lame green light
 
2012-11-10 07:21:10 PM
Does Air Force still run the wishbone? Always thought it ironic that they, of all teams, would utilize a strong ground game.
 
2012-11-10 07:29:11 PM
Hook em! RIP Coach.
 
2012-11-10 07:39:55 PM
Played the wishbone in High School. I remember wanting it to succeed in the NFL and then seeing Eric Dickerson with the Colts try to run it. That ... ended badly. Any question I had of it working in the NFL ended right then.

Well done, UT.
 
2012-11-10 07:53:48 PM
Looked nothing like

www.newyorker.com
 
2012-11-10 08:52:34 PM
On a side note, fark Texas a&m. Roll tide
 
2012-11-10 09:01:54 PM

Nadie_AZ: Played the wishbone in High School. I remember wanting it to succeed in the NFL and then seeing Eric Dickerson with the Colts try to run it. That ... ended badly. Any question I had of it working in the NFL ended right then.

Well done, UT.


Me too. They just need the right QB to run it:

i936.photobucket.com

Then he decided to get into 'Acting".
 
2012-11-10 09:47:51 PM
KU scored 34 points today and the starting QB had only 29 yards passing. I consider that a more fitting Royal tribute.

/Good thing Charlie Weis is our coach
 
2012-11-10 09:52:48 PM
oreally?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-10 09:55:59 PM
R.I.P. Wishbone
(Probably NSFW)
 
2012-11-10 11:10:11 PM

drew46n2: oreally?

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This!
 
2012-11-11 12:32:59 AM

drew46n2: oreally?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x400]


/nods in agreement
 
2012-11-11 07:53:59 AM
I woulda thought his greatest accomplishment was being a member of Willie Nelsons' inner circle...
 
2012-11-11 10:17:00 AM

swahnhennessy: Does Air Force still run the wishbone? Always thought it ironic that they, of all teams, would utilize a strong ground game.


Air Force does indeed still run wishbone. It's a good fit because it's an execution-based system that needs very disciplined team members and not so much wicked talent. In other words, what the Air Force Academy has a lot of, and the exact opposite of what most other football programs have these days. If you have five-star talent at all it's generally a better idea to design the offense around that, anyway.

Marcus Aurelius: I grew up learning the wishbone, and there's a reason it's gone out of style.


Yeah, it's a PITA to teach a bunch of entitled brats who've been told since middle school that they're the shiat. It's not just one or two guys; all eleven need to do their jobs and it's a small miracle if you can teach a WR at any level to block the cornerback.
 
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