Darrell Royal, R.I.P.

The first video below is a nice tribute to Darrell Royal, the iconic University of Texas football coach who died earlier this week. Also, Mickey Herskowitz — Houston’s greatest sportswriter — provides this heartfelt remembrance, while Dave Kindred passes along … Continue reading

50 years with Darrell Royal

Has it really been 50 years since the University of Texas hired Darrell Royal to revive its flagging football program?

Dan Jenkins on Darrell Royal

The Chronicle’s David Barron uses last night’s Texas Children’s Hospital fund-raising dinner to honor legendary former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal as a Texas Legend to pen this fun article on two Clear Thinkers favorites — Coach Royal … Continue reading

"Darrell, I don’t think we could go through that again"

With the beginning of the college football season this week, it just feels right to pass along this OU Insider interview of one of Texas’ legendary college football coaches — Emory Bellard, the inventor of the Wishbone offense. Numerous National … Continue reading

A Texas Legend Fades

Former Texas A&M and long-time Texas high school football coach Emory Bellard — who invented the famous Wishbone triple-option offense that transformed college football in the late 1960’s and 70’s — is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known … Continue reading

"Why, those sorry bastards"

During football season, two Clear Thinkers favorite subjects are the annual Texas-OU game and former Texas head coach Darrell Royal (here, here, here, here and here). So, this Barking Carnival post on the epic 1976 game — Royal’s last as … Continue reading

The return of Coach Slocum on a Mobile

New Texas A&M football coach Mike Sherman was an assistant coach in the A&M program under R.C. Slocum, the folksy former head coach who was somewhat unceremoniously dumped when the A&M reached to hire Dennis Franchione five years ago. As … Continue reading

UT’s Sooner legacy

This post from earlier this fall noted that this season was the 50th anniversary of the legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell K. Royal (previous posts here) taking the reins of the then faltering Longhorn football program and turning … Continue reading

As the Aggie Football World Turns

What is it about Texas A&M University that the institution cannot fire a football coach correctly? The slowly disintegrating status of A&M head football coach Dennis Franchione has been a frequent topic on this blog for almost two years now. Although … Continue reading

Jody Conradt steps down

Longtime University of Texas women’s basketball coach Jody Conradt resigned on Monday, ending a coaching career at UT that spanned 31 years and produced 900 wins, a national championship with an undefeated team in 1986, 21 NCAA tournament appearances, three … Continue reading