Resigned at last to Dodd's immovability, the Texan asked him to recommend a coach.
"I told him one man to get, a winner from his first day as a player and a coach. I told him, 'Get Darrell Royal.'"
Texas did, of course, and under Royal has won or shared in four Southwest Conference championships, gone to six bowls and last year won the first national championship in the school's 81-year history.
Georgia Tech owes Bobby Dodd one million acknowledgments of gratitude. So does Texas.
THE FRIENDLY KILLER
The number to call in Seattle when you sight a pod of killer whales in Puget Sound is MAin 2-0563—and a surprising number of people, ranging from ferryboat captains to housewives with good marine views, do call it. The purpose is to notify Ted Griffin, director of the Seattle Marine Aquarium, who yearns to house a killer in a 150,000-gallon saltwater pool he has in readiness. He is equipped to respond to calls instantly in a fast boat loaded with nets, traps and tranquilizer guns.
What Griffin wants with a killer whale is to prove a theory—that the killer is among the most intelligent of all large mammals of the sea and that, like the porpoise, it has kindly feelings toward mankind. Since Eskimos and Indians, who know them well, believe that killer whales are singularly vicious, Griffin may have trouble with his theory, but in the meantime he has given Seattle a new spectator sport: whale watching.