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In 23 years as head coach, Darrell Royal never had a losing season. Twenty of those years were spent at the University of Texas from 1957 to 1976 during which time his teams compiled a record of 167-47-5. His Texas teams won 11 Southwest Conference championships. He also led the Longhorns to 16 bowls and three national championships (1963, 1969, 1970). The Longhorns finished in the Top 10 eleven times and 77 of his players won All-SWC honors, while 26 won All-America laurels. Royal is credited with two revolutionary innovations in offensive strategy: his Flip-Flop Winged-T in 1962 and the Wishbone in 1968. Royal was twice named Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association and won the same distinction three times from the Football Writers of America. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.

Darrell Royal