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    Darrel Royal just passed


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    Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    He had been recently suffering from Alzheimer's:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ex-univ...91--ncaaf.html
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    Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    Thanks for giving us so much access to the wishbone offense back in the 70s. Consider yourself an honorary member of Coach Bryant's staff.

    RIP Coach Royal.

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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    He is one of those that I thought might have already been dead, so it's not such a shock. But then I read his obituary and realize that royalty has died (no pun). He was the head man at Texas when Coach Byant was still at aTm! Never had a losing in season. Might be the main person that said ''Three things can happen when you pass and two of 'em are bad.'' His team won 30 straight after putting in the Wishbone in 1968. Wow!

    Is he the one that coached our staff on the 'bone before the 72 season?

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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    Wishbone master and great Texas coach. Any friend of the Bear is a friend of mine. R.I.P. Coach!
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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    Might be the main person that said ''Three things can happen when you pass and two of 'em are bad.''
    I think Woody Hayes said this (I could be wrong though) but it's Wisdom. The flag footballers would be wise to heed it. But they don't and they get crushed by the SEC. Old man football bah...

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    Re: Darrel Royal just passed

    RIP Coach Royal and thanks again for teaching Bear the wishbone

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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    Quote Originally Posted by CapstoneTider View Post
    He is one of those that I thought might have already been dead, so it's not such a shock. But then I read his obituary and realize that royalty has died (no pun). He was the head man at Texas when Coach Byant was still at aTm! Never had a losing in season. Might be the main person that said ''Three things can happen when you pass and two of 'em are bad.'' His team won 30 straight after putting in the Wishbone in 1968. Wow!

    Is he the one that coached our staff on the 'bone before the 72 season?



    ^^ This is what I heard/read. Believe it is the case.

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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    Emory Bellard, an assistant on Royal's staff at Texas actually is credited with creating the Wishbone. He then took it to A&M and then later, Mississippi State.

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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    Quote Originally Posted by Im_on_dsp View Post
    Emory Bellard, an assistant on Royal's staff at Texas actually is credited with creating the Wishbone. He then took it to A&M and then later, Mississippi State.
    Without looking it up, it seems like he was a long time HS coach that didn't do any head coaching at the college level.

    Obviously the wishbone started in Texas and worked it's way to the Big 8 and then moved east and then the country. Maybe it came out of Mexico first

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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    Quote Originally Posted by CapstoneTider View Post
    Without looking it up, it seems like he was a long time HS coach that didn't do any head coaching at the college level.
    You must be a young-en. Emory Bellard went on to be the head coach at Texas A&M for a few years and he also served as the head coach at Mississippi State too a few years back in the 70's. He wasn't very successful at either place.

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    Re: Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal Passes Away

    One of the all time great college coaches, sad news.
    "My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner

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    Re: Darrel Royal just passed

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    RIP Coach Royal and thanks again for teaching Bear the wishbone
    Agree

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