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  • Legendary Coach Darrell K Royal Dies at 88

    Legendary Coach Darrell K Royal Dies at 88

    By Cory Leahy
    University Communications
    Published: Nov. 7, 2012

    The architect of three national championships and beloved member of the Longhorn Nation died Nov. 7 in Austin. Share your memories of the coach.

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      Mark G White said on Nov. 16, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.
      I attended the University from 1967 - 71 and thus saw some of the better football teams. Who among us can forget the 1969 and '70 teams? Amidst all of this excitement was the cool and confident Coach Royal. We will miss him. Thanks for publishing this nice piece about the Coach. M.G. White, BSChE 1971.
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      Linda J. Hargrave said on Nov. 15, 2012 at 4:08 p.m.
      I remember the night in Gregory Gym in early 1957 when Coach Royal was introduced to the student body at a basketball game - to great applause and cheers. Little did we know at that time what a fantastic turnaround was about to begin for the Longhorns and a new era for the University. As stated in the 1958 Cactus: "The 1956 season ended with a 1-9 record for Texas but under the direction of a new head coach, Darrell Royal, the sophomore filled team managed a 6-4-1 record topped off with a Sugar Bowl invitation to end a very fine 1957 campaign" Dr. Linda J. Hargrave B.A. - 1958 Denver
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