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Texas has the look of champions past

In its third elimination-game win of the CWS, UT looked more poised than ever

Updated: June 20, 2014, 11:28 PM ET
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- When Texas won big at the College World Series in an era gone by, the Longhorns didn't play an especially exciting brand of baseball.

Coach Augie Garrido's clubs, from 2002 to 2005, won 14 of 18 CWS games and two national titles. The players in the UT dugout weren't more talented than those at Rice or Cal State Fullerton, Florida or league rival Nebraska.

But when opponents walked on the field in Omaha to face Texas, David Maroul turned into David Wright. The Longhorns ...

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