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Happy Birthday Darrell Royal

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Mar 31, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; General view of the main building and the University of Texas tower. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 31, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; General view of the main building and the University of Texas tower. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

He was always the smartest man in the room, yet never felt compelled to prove it.

Darrell Royal turned 88 Friday, which means he has not walked the sidelines in 36 years.

Makes no difference.

He is the man who ushered Texas into the national elite of college football, and he did so without ever succumbing to the cult of personality. Just ask Penn State how that worked out.

After the jump you will find a video that was produced to celebrate Royal's 85th birthday. There are no football highlights, but it does give Longhorn fans another aspect of Coach Royal and a Life Well Lived.