Texas completed spring drills today with a scrimmage in which the secondary looked strong (two interceptions) and the I-formation was prodcutive (three TD plays).
But the biggest buzz came from a surprise asterisk in Texas' team meeting room, where the Longhorns held post-game interviews with the media.
Texas officials have placed an asterisk next to the date “2008” on a wall in the meeting room where the Longhorns list their conference and national championships. The “2008*” designation was on a wall beneath the heading “Big 12 champions.”
It will be interesting to see what kind of reaction this triggers from Oklahoma, the school that actually houses the 2008 Big 12 championship trophy.
For those who have been under a rock since Thanksgiving, three teams shared the South Division football title -- Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. Under league tiebreaking procedures, Oklahoma advanced to the Big 12 championship game and defeated Missouri.
Texas, which finished 12-1 last season, defeated both Oklahoma (45-35) and Missouri (56-31) during the regular season but lost to Texas Tech (39-33).
Here's a link to the Austin American-Statesman photo of the wall.
_ Jimmy Burch