Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by J.R., Nov 7, 2012.
Will never forget the thrill of looking up and seeing him walking down the hallway of the law firm I worked at in the late 90s. He will be missed.
Sad news. Fortunately, he will not be forgotten.
Sad news for both supporters of UT and OU
"The real make of a man is how he treats people who can do nothing for him." - Darrell K Royal
That is so ridiculously inspirational to me it's incredible. Holy crap, I love that. If only we all sought to be remembered that way.
Wow, just...wow. So sad to even read that. RIP Coach. Horns UP!
I had the opportunity to meet him once. He was an incredibly nice man.
Rest in peace, Coach Royal.
Certainly an institution and a good coach to Texas.
Que En Paz Descanse.
He still dropped the ball on integration.
The greatest trick the Darrell ever pulled was convincing the world he was a Longhorn.
Naming your stadium after a Sooner? C'mon
There were massive extenuating social circumstances, and he had little to no support within the institution, and he regrets it. He has acknowledged as much many times.
Read up on what some of his former black players had/have to say about him.
"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."
Apparently there are three bad things that can happen.
You can't win or recruit without money, that's frats and businessmen; and in the south in the '60s those people were all racist, they kinda just were. Christ I think even LBJ put his daughter in that Scottish Rite dorm when it was still segregated.
Solomon: Take it from Yeoman, Royal one of a kind
Pretty cool little piece. RIP DKR.
Worrell sounded like he was getting teary last night.