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The Texas Longhorns football squad represents the University of Texas in American football.

About the 2005 National Championship team[edit]

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  • Former Texas head coach Darrell Royal - "Amazing," Darrell Royal said quietly. "There's just no other word for it. Amazing.", commenting on the Rose Bowl.
  • USC head coach Pete Carroll - "The quarterback just ran all over the place," he said. "He's a fantastic player. He was the difference. And how classic was it," Carroll added, "that he ran it in on the last play?"
  • USC head coach Pete Carroll - [speaking about Vince Young] "That's the best single-game performance I've ever had against me."
  • Texas head coach Mack Brown - "We never, ever, really thought we'd lose the ballgame,"
  • Texas quarterback Vince Young - "It's so beautiful," Young said as he received the MVP crystal. "Don't you think that's beautiful? It's coming home all the way to Austin, Texas, baby."
  • USC quarterback Matt Leinart - "This is what it's all about, 41-38 in the final game," said Leinart, the Trojans quarterback and Heisman winner a year ago. "You couldn't ask for anything better. This was a great football game. We gave our hearts, they gave their hearts, and they came out on top."
  • Dennis Dodd of CBS SportsLine.com - "What you saw Wednesday night was the best player in University of Texas history. That's the state university of the state that thinks it invented the game."
  • After the Rose Bowl, former USC and NFL safety Ronnie Lott said "Vince Young is the greatest quarterback to ever play college football".
  • John Ryan - San Jose Mercury News - "when the Rose Bowl chooses their "all century team", the quarterback will not be from the Big-10 or Pac-10, it will be Vince Young of Texas."
    • Ryan, John (2006-01-06). "Not just a poser". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved on 2006-01-10. 
  • Mathew Zemek - Fox Sports - "In a once-in-a-lifetime national championship game, Vince Young became a once-in-a-lifetime college football legend...Vince Young is easily the greatest single player in the history of the Rose Bowl (a mouthful of a statement in its own right), and likely the owner of the greatest single-game performance in the 137-year history of Division I-A college football."
  • Jay Leno - Tonight Show host - "We have Vince Young on the show tonight...We were able to do something USC couldn't do, we grabbed him."
    • Leno, Jay (2006-01-05). "Monologue". Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Retrieved on 2006-07-24. 

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  • "But the two head coaches bring vastly divergent philosophies to the table, and it seems to be a pivotal reason that OU has won four conference titles in Stoops' previous eight seasons, while Texas has won just one in Brown's nine. Stoops calls a spade a spade. Mack calls it an elongated tool for digging soil."

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