Longhorns bask in championship glow

Updated: January 6, 2006, 9:21 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- It didn't take long for Texas coach Mack Brown to understand how this national championship thing works. He got a wake-up call at 6 a.m. Thursday from President George W. Bush.

"Sally asked me if I was awake and wanted to take it," Brown deadpanned, referring to his wife. "I said, 'I think so.'"

In the wake of the Longhorns' 41-38 victory over USC in the Rose Bowl Wednesday night, cell phones filled up. Longhorn eyes filled up, too. The sight of Brown calling former ...

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