Texas Coach Mack Brown yesterday:
''Same thing in 2005. We sat here in 2005, and SC was an unbelievable team, and I can remember Texas was soft. I can remember NFL guys are soft. I can remember we don't have a chance, and our guys played great that night. I also remember standing out on the field before the game and looking down at SC and seeing the horse and the band and all the good stuff about SC that all of us grew up with, and I saw Pete and talked to him for a while, and I was standing there, and Greg Davis, the offensive coordinator came up, and I thought, my gosh, they've got a great-looking football team. Look at those guys. He just patted me on the shoulder, and he said, "Well, turn around. Yours look pretty good, too.
''I thought that was pretty good. I'm not sure that we ever give ourselves enough credit. We've got a good team, too.''
Like the "invincible" '05 USC team, Alabama is in trouble.
Hook 'em, Horns.