Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on the University of Texas' National Championship Victory
Texas Gov. Rick Perry made the following statement on the University of Texas Longhorn's national championship victory.
"We may never have the opportunity to see a more exciting, better played and better coached game of college football than UT's stunning Rose Bowl and national championship victory. As a Texan, I am proud of the tremendous poise and perseverance the Longhorns showed last night even as many national observers proclaimed the game to be over before it began. But Texas fans knew that USC would be in for the fight of their lives against a well-coached team with one of the best quarterbacks to ever play college football and a team that plays tough because nearly every starter was born and raised in Texas. My hat's off to the USC Trojans who played with the skill of two-time national champions and afterward displayed the class befitting their great legacy. Even an Aggie like me can be proud of Texas' historic win."