Football: The Country Slicker

Darrell Royal, head coach at the University of Texas, wears tailored three-button suits and adopts a low-keyed, tutorial tone with his players. "When he explains something," says Quarterback James Street, "it's like getting a lecture from a professor." Royal also likes to bring his charges down to earth with such occasional homespun homilies as: "There ain't a hoss alive that can't be rode, and there ain't a man alive who can't be throw'd."

The combination of cattle-country philosopher and football slicker has helped make Royal one of the most successful college football coaches...

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