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Encyclopedia > Darrell Royal
Darrell Royal
Darrell K. Royal, in front of the stadium bearing his name (2004).
Title Head Coach
Sport Football
Born July 6, 1924 (1924-07-06) (age 83)
Place of birth Hollis, Oklahoma
Career Highlights
Overall 184-60-5
Coaching Stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Championships
1963, 1969 & 1970 National championship
Awards
1961 & 1963 Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
School as a player
1946-49 Oklahoma
Position QB/DB
Coaching positions
1957-76
1956
1954-55
Texas
Washington
Mississippi State
College Football Hall of Fame, 1983

Darrell K. Royal (born July 6, 1924 in Hollis, Oklahoma), is a College Football Hall of Fame member, and is the most successful football coach, in terms of wins, in University of Texas Longhorn history. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, located in Austin, Texas, is home to the University of Texas Longhorn football team. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hollis is a city located in Harmon County, Oklahoma. ... The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... The Paul Bear Bryant Award has been given out annually since 1957 to NCAA college footballs coach of the year. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles northeast of Jackson and 23 miles west of Columbus. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hollis is a city located in Harmon County, Oklahoma. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Head Coach Mack Brown 9th Year, 92-22 Home Stadium Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Capacity 85,123 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First Year 1893 Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds Website MackBrown-TexasFootball. ...


Royal has a middle initial but no middle name. The "K" is in honor of his mother, Katy, who died when he was an infant. She died of cancer, but because of the taboo surrounding the disease at that time, Royal was led to believe until he was an adult that she had died giving birth to him.[1] Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ...

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Oklahoma Sooners 1946-1949

Royal played quarterback and defensive back at the University of Oklahoma under his mentor, coach Bud Wilkinson. While attending the University of Oklahoma he joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... Head Coach Bob Stoops 8th Year, 78-18 Home Stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First Year 1895 Athletic Director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ... Charles Burnham Bud Wilkinson (April 23, 1916–February 9, 1994) was an American football player, coach, and broadcaster. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... Delta Upsilon (ΔΥ) is one of the oldest international, all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities and is the first non-secret fraternity ever founded. ...


He was most noted for his prowess as a defensive back, where his 18 career interceptions and his 3 interceptions in the 1947 game against Oklahoma State are still Sooner records.[2][3] Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for womens teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University. ...


His part-time contributions at quarterback had a similar impact, despite having to share time with Jack Mitchell and Claude Arnold at the position. He threw a 43-yard pass against North Carolina in the 1949 Sugar Bowl. He holds the fourth best winning percentage in school history (minimum 15 starts) with a 16-1 mark as a part-time quarterback starter. His 11-0 mark as a starter in 1949 ranks as one of the best seasons in school history.[2][3]

Royal with son Mack, around 1950.
Royal with son Mack, around 1950.

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Early coaching career

He served as an assistant coach at North Carolina State, Tulsa and Mississippi State. He coached the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, and in 1955, he returned to Mississippi State for his first collegiate head coaching job. He spent the 1956 season at the University of Washington. North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of Tulsa is a private, comprehensive university awarding bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles northeast of Jackson and 23 miles west of Columbus. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ...


University of Texas

Royal took over as head coach at University of Texas in December 1956, and achieved success almost instantaneously. The team went from a 1-9 season, their worst record ever, in 1956 to a 6-4-1 season and a berth in the Sugar Bowl in 1957. In Royal's 20 years as head coach, UT never had a losing season. Royal posted a 167-47-5 career record at Texas. His overall coaching record was 184-60-5. In sports, a coach is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... This article is about the American football game. ...


With Royal at the helm, UT won three national championships (1963, 1969, and 1970), won or shared 11 Southwest Conference championships, and made 16 bowl appearances. The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ...


Royal's coaching tactics were the subject of criticism in Gary Shaw's exposé of college football recruiting and coaching practices, Meat on the Hoof, which was published in 1972, six years after Shaw left the Texas football program.[4]


Royal is also known as a great innovator on the football field and off. He introduced two key changes to college football – the "flip-flop" and the wishbone formation backfield. He was also the first coach in the nation to employ an academic counselor. Four out of five of his players went on to earn their degree. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... A variant of the wishbone formation with two running backs (RB), two wide receivers (WR), a quarterback (QB), a fullback (FB), and five down linemen (OL). ...


Starting in 1962, Royal also served as athletics director for UT. He retired from coaching in 1976, and remained director of athletics until 1980. He now serves as special assistant to the university president on athletic programs. In 1996, the University honored him by renaming Texas Memorial stadium to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Sport from childhood. ... Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, located in Austin, Texas, is home to the University of Texas Longhorn football team. ...


Royal was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. College Football Hall of Fame front. ...

Royal with Bud Wilkinson.
Royal with Bud Wilkinson.

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Notable quotes

  • "If good luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, bad luck is what happens when lack of preparation meets a challenge."
  • "Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while."
  • "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
  • "You've got to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn't go around looking for a stumblebum."
  • "Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad."
  • "I'm going to dance with the one who brung me." (When asked by the press which quarter-back would start in an important bowl game).

"It's no disgrace to get knocked down - so long as you get back up."

  • "Great players give it all they've got to stand up again, average players take awhile, while losers lay flat on the field."

See also

AFCA logo Presidents of the American Football Coaches Association are: 1921 - Charles D. Daly - United States Military Academy 1922 - Charles D. Daly - United States Military Academy 1923 - John W. Heisman - University of Pennsylvania 1924 - John W. Heisman - Rice Institute 1925 - Robert Zuppke - University of Illinois 1926 - Gilmour Dobie - Cornell University...

References

  1. ^ Dingus, Anne. Darrell Royal (HTM) (English). TexasMonthly.com. Retrieved on 2006-06-13.
  2. ^ a b 2006 Oklahoma Sooners Media Guide (PDF). Soonersports.com. University of Oklahoma Athletic Department. Retrieved on 2007-08-22.
  3. ^ a b Oklahoma Sooners Record Book. Soonerstats.com (2007).
  4. ^ Butts, Mike. "Tarnished Legends", Austin Chronicle. Retrieved on 2006-09-30. 

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Preceded by
Jack Mitchell
Oklahoma Sooners Starting Quarterbacks
1946-1949
Succeeded by
Claude Arnold
Preceded by
Frank Filchock
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1953
Succeeded by
Pop Ivy
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Ed Price
Texas Longhorns Head Coach
19571976
Succeeded by
Fred Akers
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Murray Warmath
John McKay
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
1961
1963
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John McKay
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Persondata
NAME Royal, Darrell K.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Football player and coach
DATE OF BIRTH July 6, 1924
PLACE OF BIRTH Hollis, Oklahoma
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

  Results from FactBites:
 
Darrell Royal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
Royal played running back at the University of Oklahoma under his mentor, the great Sooner coach Bud Wilkinson, and served as an assistant coach at North Carolina State, Tulsa and Mississippi State.
With Royal at the helm, UT won three national championships (1963, 1969, and 1970), won or shared 11 Southwest Conference championships, and made 16 bowl appearances.
Royal was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
Darrell K Royal Appreciation Page. (639 words)
Royal assumed the dual role of athletics director and head football coach in 1962, positions he held for 14 years.
Royal still holds records -- or the longest punt return (96 yards) and the most pass interceptions in four years (17) -- at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.
Royal and his wife, Edith, regularly visited with LBJ and Lady Bird in the White House, on the Johnson Ranch, and in Acapulco.
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