After Texas celebrated its win over then-No. 22 USC, Longhorn players and coaches headed down the tunnel, where they were greeted by hundreds of students waiting to cheer them on before they headed to the locker room.
Young walked out on stage for an interview with ESPN’s Ryen Russillo before reflecting on the 2006 Rose Bowl. After asking several questions regarding the game, Russillo posed the question: Is there a moment from the championship game that you haven’t shared with anybody?
Over the first two weeks of the season, Texas only managed to tally a bad loss and a seemingly unsatisfying win. So when the USC Trojans traveled to Austin, there was everything left to prove for the Longhorns. And they did it.
As the USC Trojans return to Austin for the first time in nearly 52 years, we’re going to revisit the famed 2006 Rose Bowl through the words of Jake Veyhl, a former Daily Texan sports editor,who covered the game in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 4, 2006.