08 Dec

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A MAN REMEMBERED

CRAIG WAY, BUCKY GODBOLT AND ROD BABERS SHARE A FEW OF THEIR FAVORITE DARRELL K ROYAL MEMORIES

CRAIG WAY:

When I first got down here, the radio network folks introduced me to him. He seemed like a regular guy. Growing up in North Carolina, my first memory of the Longhorns was the famous “Shootout” game against Arkansas, and I remember my uncle — a native Texan — saying, “That’s the great Darrell Royal.” After Texas won, I became a Longhorn fan and watched them play Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

When I was 12 they beat Alabama in the Cotton Bowl (1973). Before the game my dad said, “Texas will win this game,” and I said “Alabama is favored.” My dad said “Texas will win this game because Darrell Royal has never lost to Bear Bryant and he will not ...

 


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