Darrell K. Royal - Remembering and mourning the Texas legend

Lifetime Longhorn head football coach Darrell K. Royal died Wednesday from complications of Alzheimer's.

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Watch the DKR memorial service

Mack Brown, Ben Crenshaw, and Willie Nelson will be among those honoring the late Darrell K Royal.


Inside the DKR wishbone tribute play

The Texas coaches and players share their perspectives on the trick play that the Longhorns ran to start the game offensively against Iowa State.


A look at the DKR helmet decal

The Longhorns will wear special helmets against Iowa St. to honor DKR.


How and where fans can honor DKR

The university is doing a variety of things to honor deceased coach Darrell K. Royal, who passed away on Wednesday morning.

Here's what's going on:

A Facebook event is encouraging fans to replace "Give 'em hell, give 'em hell, go 'Horns go" with "Give 'em hell, give 'em hell, D-K-R" during the Texas fight song on Saturday morning.

There's also a foundation dedicated to researching and developing a cure for Alzheimer's that bears his name. The website is here and includes the option to donate money to the cause.


Texas to line up in wishbone for 1st play vs. ISU

Upon the news Wednesday morning of the passing of legendary Texas Longhorns coach Darrell K. Royal, one of the first thoughts many had was that the Longhorns should line up in the wishbone formation created his offensive coordinator Emory Ballard back in 1968.

On Wednesday afternoon, head coach Mack Brown tweeted that his team would indeed honor DKR by starting the first play against Iowa St. in his trademark formation:

It will be an incredible tribute that will surely leave few dry eyes in the stadium on Saturday morning.

Will Texas actually run a play out of the formation or merely motion out of it?

The Longhorns did use the Diamond formation to good effect against Baylor before abandoning it the last two weeks, but it shouldn't be hard to tweak those plays to come from the Wishbone set.

There's also some triple option in the Texas playbook, surprisingly enough, which co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin has shown maybe once or twice this season, motioning DJ Monroe into the backfield and into a pitch relationship with David Ash, while reading a defensive end on the typical zone read.

With the glut of running backs on the roster, many fans during the offseason were wistfully calling for the formation's return. It looks like that will finally happen for one play, even though it has come about for such a sad reason.


Mack Brown's statement on the passing of DKR

The legendary coach was a big figure in the life of the current Texas head coach.

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