NCAAF – 1986 – Special – Prelude To Turkey Day With Texas Longhorns Vs Texas A & M Aggies

The Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry was an American college football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies…..which was played every year between 1915 and 2011, until A&M left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference….where in Texas leads the series 76–37–5. The first meeting was in 1894….and by 1911, Texas led the series 15 – 4 – 2…..as the…

NCAAF – 1984 – Texas Vs Oklahoma Halftime Show – With UT Band + Story Of ColoSt RB Tom Southall –

For the first time since 1965, the Texas Longhorns (3-0) entered the Red River Rivalry game in Dallas as the top-ranked team in the country on October 13, 1984 at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas before 75,587 fans.  Under eighth-year head coach Fred Akers, the Horns were the defending Southwestern Conference champions….but a…

NCAAF – 1984 – Keith Jackson Recaps Penn State Vs Texas Highlights + Coach Akers Postgame Speech

This video is hosted by ABC’s legendary voice of college football, Keith Jackson, as he recaps the 1984 game between coach Joe Paterno’s # 4 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions verses coach Fred Akers # 2 ranked Texas Longhorns….in which the Horns stampeded the Nittany Lions by a score of 28 – 3….as Jackson summarizes…

NCAAF – 1985 – Austin KVUE Ch 24 Steve Ross + Texas Coach Fred Akers Preview Upcoming Longhorn Season

Steve Ross was a popular sportscaster with Austin KVUE Ch 24 during this preseason interview and program covering the upcoming 1985 Texas Longhorns schedule with UT Coach Fred Akers…..as seen in this video herewith…..as he and Coach Akers discuss all things Longhorns as the 1985 season is about to kick off….including assessment of the team…

NCAAF – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl Halftime – Longhorn Season Review + Profile Of UT Alum Author James Michener

The 1985 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season…..where the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 8–3 record….and went on to lose 24 – 16 to the Air Force Academy in the Bluebonnet Bowl on December 31, 1985 at Rice Stadium in Houston, TX in front of a crowd of…

NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Sports Halftime Texas Vs TCU – Texas Coach Fred Akers Halftime Speech

DOG ASIDE: Each and every coach in each and every game of football….is faced with the challenge of what to say to his troops in the locker room at halftime….mostly because each 1st half of each game is different….and between the time that the teams depart the field at the end of the 1st half….to…

NCAAF – 1984 – Special – Inside The Texas Locker Room With Coach Akers Pregame Relaxation Program

DOG ASIDE: There are many various ways that college and professional head coaches use to prepare and motivate their team for the game that they are about to play…..such as the “win one for the Gipper” speech that Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne used….and the “this is the most important game of your life” approach that OU Coach…

NCAAF – 1984 – ABC Sports Freedom Bowl Hilites Iowa Vs Texas + Locker Room Speech Texas Coach Akers

DOG ASIDE: Fred Akers (born March 17, 1938) is a former American football player and coach….who served as head football coach at the University of Wyoming from 1975 to 1976….the University of Texas at Austin from 1977 to 1986….and Purdue University from 1987 to 1990….while compiling a career college football record of 108–75–3.   Coach Akers’ notable accomplishments include a Heisman Trophy for Earl Campbell in the 1977 season…and…