Longhorns set 2009 Spring Football schedule
Feb. 12, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas' spring football schedule has been set and three practices will be open to the public, including the first two on Feb. 27 and 28, and the annual Spring Jamboree on April 5.
The Spring Jamboree scrimmage will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and will once again be presented by Time Warner Cable. The practices on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, will be held at Frank Denius Fields (corner of 26th St. and Red River).
The first two practice times will be announced at a later date on MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. In addition, a complete schedule of Spring Jamboree events and start times will be posted on the Web site leading up to the event. All practices are subject to change or closure.
The Longhorns enter 2009 following a successful 2008 campaign in which they finished ranked No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 4 in the Associated Press Poll. It was the third time in the last five years Texas has finished in the Top Five.
Texas finished the season 12-1, capped by a 24-21 win over No. 10 Ohio State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. It was UT's third BCS bowl win in the last five years and also its fifth consecutive bowl win overall in five years, a UT record and a streak currently matched nationally by only Utah.
It is also just the second time in school history the Longhorns have won at least 12 games after finishing 13-0 and winning the National Championship in 2005. Texas is the only school in the nation to win at least 10 games in each of the last eight years, which is the second longest streak in NCAA history.