Originally posted on mvptexas.com  |  Last updated 11/10/12

The first football game was played over a century ago. The game as we know it today has been largely unchanged for decades. That is largely because of the men that played and coached the game back in its early days; back when it was all about the love of the game, school pride, and not about the paycheck waiting for players at the next level.

If it was not for such innovators the game would not have developed into the contest of wills that millions flock to every Saturday. Wednesday morning, at around 5:30 AM, college football lost one such innovator, Darrell Royal...

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