Former Texas football coach and athletic director Darrell Royal on the passing of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday:
"What I remember about our days when we were both coaching is that Joe was very honest, he was a heckuva a coach, and he was one of the outstanding coaches of all time. You can't say that about every coach, but you darn sure can say that about Joe Paterno. He meant a lot to the game, and he meant a lot to me. He was a solid person, and a solid friend."
Royal and Paterno faced each other only once, 41 years ago, after the 1971 season in the 1972 Cotton Bowl Classic. Penn State won, 30-6.