Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Darrell Royal, the famous...

...football coach of the University of Texas, died at age 88 while I was traveling. From his obit in the Times:

When Royal was named the Texas football coach in 1957, he took over a team that had won only one game the previous season. When he retired after 20 seasons, he had coached the Longhorns to 11 Southwest Conference championships and 16 bowl appearances, and he never had a losing team. He was named national coach of the year five times and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

But what I found more interesting was this:

Texas had fine teams in the 1940s under Coach Dana X. Bible but never finished atop the national rankings.

Can you think of a better name for a Texas football coach than Dana X. Bible? (That's him in the picture above.)

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