Granted, while I was in school we lost to OU every year and had our share of heartbreaking games, I am still proud to be a Texas Longhorn. While most in my family were Sooners or Razorbacks, I stood by my Longhorns—and happily. This year I don’t have to give an “I told you so” or a smirk. No, we deserve every mile to Pasadena this year. Come January 4th everyone better expect a ton of burnt orange to celebrate the BCS Championship game. Beating Colorado 70-3 was simply the exclamation point on that statement.
Yes, this year’s Rose Bowl will be an exciting one. It is good to see the teams that were ranked 1 and 2 all season battle it out. Not to mention they are the last two undefeated teams in major college football. There won’t be any shared titles this year, or claims of teams that should get the BCS bid but don’t. Mack Brown won’t be begging anyone to get to the Rose Bowl. No sir, UT and USC deserve every second of the game in Pasadena.
So why are the Horns winning this year? There is no Cedric Benson or Ricky Williams. While Vince Young is easily the man this season, he is supported by an entire team of heroes. Each week has seen a different player stepping up. There is no single target, but an entire team of them. Yes, I am definitely proud to be a Texas Longhorn. And while my blood may not be burnt orange, it may as well be.
Beverly Hills watch out because Bevo is coming back. And this time he means business.