Dallas Colleges: BCS national title game

Big 12 media days live: Day 2

July, 22, 2014
Jul 22
The Big 12 media days continue on Tuesday in Dallas, as Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and new Texas coach Charlie Strong each take the stage. Keep this page open throughout the day's proceedings as we bring you the latest from our reporters, who will cover all 10 teams at the event.

Cowboys Stadium among '15 title game finalists

September, 24, 2012
Brad Edwards thinks Cowboys Stadium is the favorite to host the 2015 national championship game.

Read more about the reported finalists here.

Brown: Control explosive plays, turnovers to win

January, 2, 2010
The No. 2 Texas Longhorns practiced Saturday in Southern California for the first time in preparation for Thursday's BCS national title game against the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide at the Rose Bowl.

Brown was asked about the matchup between the Longhorns' excellent defense and Alabama's vaunted rushing attack, which features Heisman Trophy winning tailback Mark Ingram and doesn't put the football on the ground very often.

The Texas coach had a statistic ready for the moment.

"We are 70-0 when we have won the explosive plays and the turnovers, so obviously if I say something to the team tonight at dinner that is really, really important it would be that if you can get more explosive plays than them and win the turnover battle, history says that we will win," Brown said. "Regardless of anything else that anyone is going to talk about, in our life here in football, history says that we will win if we do those things. So what you do is you go back and sell the kids on that, and then you show them how we feel like we are going to get explosives, what we have to do to keep them from getting explosives, and then we have to knock balls loose."

We'll take Brown's word on the 70-0.

Colt, like VY before him, eyes bigger prize

December, 28, 2009
When Vince Young lost out on the 2005 Heisman Trophy to USC running back Reggie Bush, Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis sent his star quarterback at text message.

"I said, 'You're my Heisman,'" Davis said. "VY texted back and said, 'Game on.'"

VY, of course, then led Texas to the national championship over Bush and the favored Trojans.

Davis sent the same text to Colt McCoy when Alabama running back Mark Ingram won the Heisman a few weeks ago. "He had same reply," Davis said, "'Game on.'"

Colt will have the same opportunity that Young did four years ago -- knock off the Heisman winner for the national championship. No. 2 Texas faces No. 1 Alabama on Jan. 7 at the Rose Bowl in the BCS national title game.

"I answered [Davis' text message] the way I felt. I mean, I think last year was a lot more disappointing than this year because I know how much more we have to play for," McCoy said. "The only disappointing thing was I was disappointed for my teammates that I couldn't bring it home for them."