Death of Darrell Royal

July 6, 1924 - November 6, 2012
Texas | Age 88

Ex-University of Texas coach dies at age 88
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JIM VERTUNO, The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A son of Depression-era Oklahoma, Darrell Royal came to Texas to take over a sleeping giant of a football program. Over 20 years, his folksy approach to sports and life, his inventive wishbone offense and a victory in the "Game of the Century" — where a U.S. president declared his team national champion — made him an icon of college football.

Royal, who won two national championships and turned the Longhorns into a...

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