Mack Brown on Darrell Royal's passing: 'I lost … my hero'
|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on November 7, 2012
The college football world is mourning the loss of Darrell Royal today.
Royal's most prominent success came at the University of Texas where he was a coach and administrator for more than 20 years.
Mack Brown, who was very close with Royal, released a statement on his passing.
"Today is a very sad day," the statement reads. "I lost a wonderful friend, a mentor, a confidant and my hero. College football lost maybe its best ever and the world lost a great man. I can hardly put in words how much Coach Royal means to me and all that he has done for me and my family. I wouldn't even be at Texas without Coach. His council and friendship meant a lot to me before I came to Texas, but it's been my guiding light for my 15 years here.
Brown also tweeted that the Longhorns will wear DKR decals on their helmets and line up in the wishbone to start this weekend's game against Iowa State. Very cool.
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