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Watching Texas go after another title

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Just when I thought I was going crazy from the heat, here comes something I can get into: a national championship.
The older I get the more the heat saps me. After sitting in at a few very humid summer league games and sweating several buckets I am very glad the Longhorns play tonight on TV.
It seems like the burnt orange are always on the national TV stage and they do it so well. The last time Texas had a chance at a national championship Vince Young, did not let me down as he led the squad to the big trophy for Mack Brown to hug.
The same will be true tonight, I think. It’s Texas and LSU for all the marbles at historic Rosenblatt Stadium deep in the heart of - Omaha. Not Omaha Paul Pewitt, Texas but Nebraska. Any field will do when a national title is on the line matching the loud and proud Tigers from LSU and confident Longhorns with the lowest ERA in the nation.
I’ll be watching from my well-worn leather recliner positioned directly under the flowing AC.
Where’s Gus?
I wonder why all the sports experts from ESPN covering the event have not mentioned former Texas baseball guru Cliff “Gus” Gustafson. The cameras keep showing Skip Bertman, former LSU head coach, but announcer don’t even mention Gus. I guess he is not at the game. He’s probably at his ranch near Cameron, out of the public eye. While Augie Garrido is doing a great job, let’s not forget the numerous contributions of Gus.
Gustafson, a UT grad, won seven high school baseball titles then went into college coaching. All he did was win 1,466 games at UT between 1968 and 1996, winning national titles in 1975 and 1983 and 22 conference titles, taking teams to Omaha on 17 occasions.



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