(Associated Press)In college football, more than probably any other sport, a coaching legend's legacy never goes away. Even if that legend has been gone for a generation or two, a current coach will still live in that shadow.
Darrell Royal is the dominant figure in Texas football, and may always be. Mack Brown didn't just accept that fact when he became the Longhorns' coach, he embraced it. In fact, "embracing" might be understating Brown's affection for Royal.
When Royal passed away, Brown released a statement saying Royal and Royal's wife Edith were among the best friends of he and his wife. He said Royal filled a void in his life after his father died. He called Royal his hero.
Brown announced on Twitter that Texas will wear a "DKR" helmet decal, and the Longhorns will line up on their first play Saturday in the wishbone formation to honor Royal, who is credited with bringing the wishbone to college football in 1968. It's a perfect and touching tribute from Brown to his late mentor.Read More »from Mack Brown says Texas’ first play will be out of the wishbone to honor Darrell Royal