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Former Texas Longhorns Coach Darrell Royal Dies at 88

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Former University of Texas head football coach Darrell K Royal passed away Wednesday morning. He was 88.

The University of Texas confirmed Royal’s death.┬áHe was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year.

Royal coached 23 seasons at Texas and had a record of 167-47-5. He never had a losing season during his tenure as the Longhorns head coach.

He was the marquee coach of the time and brought about a tradition of winning at Texas. He claimed 11 Southwest Conference titles, 10 Cotton Bowl victories and a pair of National Championships in 1963 and 1969.


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