Darrell Royal, Texas football coaching legend, dies at 8811/7/2012
Legendary college football coach Darrell Royal, who led the University of Texas to three national championships, died Wednesday, the university announced. He was 88. Royal, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, had also recently fallen at his assisted-living facility. During his tenure at Texas, Royal — whose name is on the Longhorns’ stadium — was known for his play-calling acumen and risk-taking, as well as a folksy charm that made him the biggest coaching icon in a football-mad state. Royal retired in 1976 after 20 seasons at Texas with a 167-47-5 record, making him the winningest coach in the school’s history. [Source]
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