This wasn't the kind of shutout
For the first time since 1937, the school failed to produce a single pick in the
In fact, it wasn't a great weekend for Texas or USC, which had only three players drafted.
It wasn't that long ago, January 2006, that USC and Texas met in, arguably, the most talent-rich national title game ever contested.
That thrilling 41-38 victory by Texas at the
According to a 2012 story in the Austin American-Statesman, 27 starters from that game went on to play in the NFL (17 for Texas and 10 for USC).
That was then, this is now. USC can blame scholarship reductions and
Texas is college football's biggest cash cow, generating $109.4 million in football operating revenue in 2012-13.
Not surprisingly, Texas and USC have new head coaches. Mack Brown resigned after last year's 8-5 campaign;
New Texas Coach Charlie Strong may give the Longhorns a talent boost. His old school, Louisville, produced four NFL picks last weekend, including three first-rounders.