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Carroll, Muschamp meeting on the field

PASADENA, Calif. -- Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp looks loose and relaxed as some of his team has taken the field for early drills.

For several minutes, Muschamp stopped to talk to USC coach Pete Carroll, who is chatting up familiar coaches on both staffs.

Alabama coach Nick Saban took the field several minutes later, wearing a coat and tie as he was surrounded by two Alabama state troopers wearing their full regalia.

The Longhorns will be wearing their white uniforms tonight. It's the same uniform combination they wore in their previous Rose Bowl victories over Michigan in 2005 and USC in the 2006 BCS title game.