Former Texas football coach Darrell Royal, who died at 88, said many things that endured over the years. What follows are some of his most famous quotations as they appear in the book Dance With Who Brung Us by Robert Heard.

There s an old saying, You dance with who brung ya. -- 1965, during a losing streak and frequently thereafter, on the importance of consistency

I ve always felt that three things can happen to you whenever you throw the football, and two of them are bad. -- 1963, on the perils of the passing game

That will be the big shootout. -- 1969, on the game between No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Arkansas for the national championship in the centennial year of college football

They are like a cockroach. It isn t what he eats or totes off but what he falls into and messes up. 1961, after the top-ranked Longhorns lost 6-0 to TCU, a 24-point underdog

It s an in-the-trench battle. It s meat on meat, flesh on flesh and stink on stink. And that s the only way you can play it. -- 1973, on preparing for Oklahoma

He s as quick as a hiccup. -- 1957, an quarterback Walter Fondren

He could run like a small-town gossip. -- 1963, on running back James Saxton

He doesn t have a lot of speed, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can t sing. -- 1963, on backup running back Harold Phillipp

Ol ugly is better than ol nothing. -- 1974, on the perils of recruiting

The guy with the blue serge suit with his green socks rolled down didn t go to Texas. -- 1963, talking about UT alumni

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