Darrell Royal

(Darrell K Royal)

Darrell Royal
Darrell Royal
  • Born: July 6, 1924
  • Died: November 7, 2012
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Coach

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Darrell K Royal was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Mississippi State University (1954–1955), the University of Washington (1956), and the University of Texas (1957–1976), compiling a career college football record of 184–60–5. In his 20 seasons at Texas, Royal's teams won three national championships (1963, 1969, and 1970), 11 Southwest Conference titles, and amassed a record of 167–47–5. He won more games than any other coach in Texas Longhorns football history. Royal also coached the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for one season in 1953. He never had a losing season as a head coach for his entire career. Royal played football at the University of Oklahoma from 1946 to 1949. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1983. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, where the Longhorns play their home games, was renamed in his honor in 1996.

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All the white meat is gone. There's nothin' but necks on the platter.
Breaks balance out. The sun don't shine on the same ol' dog's rear end every day.
But I do have time to pencil in golf, and we've got four excellent courses. Time
Don't matter what they throw at us. Only angry people win football games.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak ones.
For me, it is just the total experience - from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years. Time
He's not very fast, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can't sing.
I didn't want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that's too long to stay anywhere.
I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf.
I don't count on the boy who waits till October, when it's cool and fun, then decides he wants to play.
I had hoped God would be neutral. Religion & God
I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries. Respect
I knew that when I resigned from the University of Texas that I would never coach again.
I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years. Families, Children & Parenting
I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat.
I move around and play different golf courses. I just enjoy it.
I never have planned a whole lot of future. It's one day at a time. Time ;Future
I really don't have a favorite course. I usually ask where there are the least players.
I try not to make the same mistakes today that I made yesterday.
I try not to play two days in succession. I usually try to space it so I have a day in between.
I used to care more about the score than I do now.
I was in a profession that received a lot of media.
I was still enjoying coaching, but there was a repetitious manner about it.
If everything had already been done, there would be nothing left for young people to accomplish. There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier.
If I were going to stay in coaching, I would have stayed right there because I was totally happy.
If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn't eat 'em.
I'm not bored; I'm not a guy who has nothing to do.
I'm still healthy as can be. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I've enjoyed my retirement.
Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.
Sometimes you have to suck it up and call a number.
The only thing that would change would be the year, the names. It just got to be a repetitious life. Life
Three things can happen when you pass and two of 'em are bad.
When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out - and it's been sold out ever since.
You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
You never lose a game if the opponent doesn't score.
You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket - you might have caught a fish.