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Texas gets fancy to honor the late Darrell Royal

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To pay tribute to the late Darrell Royal, Texas coach Mack Brown said this week that the No. 19 Longhorns would line up in the wishbone formation on the first offensive play from scrimmage. Royal, the longtime UT coach who passed away earlier this week at the age of 88 from Alzheimer’s disease, installed the wishbone offense in 1968 and was quoted famously for saying “Three things can happen when you pass and two of `em are bad.”

But today against Iowa State, the third option was very, very good.

Lining up in the wishbone near his own goal line, Texas quarterback David Ash pitched the ball to receiver Jaxon Shipley who tossed the ball back to Ash… who threw it to tight end Greg Daniels. For a 47-yard gain.

Pure awesomeness.

The Longhorns are also featuring special DKR decals on their helmets and honored the former coach in pregame activities. What a way to pay tribute to the former coach.

Texas beat Iowa State 33-7.

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2 Responses to “Texas gets fancy to honor the late Darrell Royal”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Nov 10, 2012 4:12 PM

    Well, they lined up in the wishbone, but thats about all that resembled a wishbone play. DKR would have NEVER called a lateral pass back to the QB in the end zone. Awesomeness, Yes. Glad I was there to witness it. Horns are apparently back.

  2. allen227 says: Nov 10, 2012 8:36 PM


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