When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out - and it's been sold out ever since.

— Darrell Royal

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The only place you can win a football game is on the field, the only place you can lose it is in your hearts.

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Football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak ones.

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You never lose a game if the opponent doesn't score.

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Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.

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I don't count on the boy who waits till October, when it's cool and fun, then decides he wants to play.

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You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher.

You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.

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They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces.

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We don't want any candy stripes on our uniforms. These are work clothes.

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Don't matter what they throw at us. Only angry people win football games.

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I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf.

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If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn't eat 'em.

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I had hoped God would be neutral.

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About Darrell Royal

Quotes 69 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday July 6, 1924

Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.

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I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years.

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We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches.

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I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries.

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But I do have time to pencil in golf, and we've got four excellent courses.

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For me, it is just the total experience - from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years.

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All the white meat is gone. There's nothin' but necks on the platter.

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I knew that when I resigned from the University of Texas that I would never coach again.

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The Texas-OU game is a big revenue bear.

And because it's played at a neutral site, you don't have as many student body going as you would if it was home-and-home. These are full-price tickets.

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Coaching at Texas and playing at the University of Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to see a lot of guys in Texas - Texas lettermen - who I played against.

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I'm still healthy as can be.

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I never have planned a whole lot of future. It's one day at a time.

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I really don't have a favorite course. I usually ask where there are the least players.

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I've enjoyed my retirement.

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He's as quick as a hiccup.

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Dance with the one who brung ya.

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If I were going to stay in coaching, I would have stayed right there because I was totally happy.

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If everything had already been done, there would be nothing left for young people to accomplish. There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier.

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There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier.

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I move around and play different golf courses. I just enjoy it.

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I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat.

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I don't have the proudest moment in football.

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The only thing that would change would be the year, the names. It just got to be a repetitious life.

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I enjoy traveling and playing some of the well-known courses sometimes, but basically, I have a good time at Barton Creek.

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I quit when I was 52, and everybody was telling me that I was too young and I'd be bored - all of those things.

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As far as I'm concerned, everything's ham and jam.

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He looks like he needs worming.

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Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.

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He's not very fast, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can't sing.

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The coach is the team, and the team is the coach. You reflect each other.

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The real make of a man is how he treats people who can do nothing for him.

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For one thing, I like to walk when I play golf.

Now I don't walk the whole way, but I try not to be the driver when in a cart.

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We're as average as everyday's wash.

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I used to care more about the score than I do now.

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It has really filled a big space, especially since I have been so-called retired - although I haven't noticed my schedule slacking at all.

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Winning coaches must treat mistakes like copperheads in the bedclothes - avoid them with all the energy you can muster.

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I was in a profession that received a lot of media.

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