The eyes of Texas are upon you all the live long day!
The eyes of Texas are upon you—you cannot get away!
Do not think you can escape them at night, or early in the morn.
The eyes of Texas are upon you ’til Gabriel blows his horn!
I may be from the Midwest, but I always had my heart set on going to the University of Texas at Austin.
Both of my parents went there, and I grew up hearing stories about the fun they had on campus, watching football games on the weekends, and attending alumni reunions. From the day I could walk until the day my dad hired the moving company to help me move down after high school, I have been a true Texas Longhorns fan, through and through.
What’s not to love? Between the school’s rich football history, the unbelievable ambition of the team, and the electric atmosphere at games, this school has what it takes to make a lifelong fan of anyone!
UT has been wowing fans since 1893, when they played four games—two in the fall and two in the spring—and shut out all four of their competitors. Since then, the Longhorns have dominated the college football scene, transforming UT into a national powerhouse. Despite a disappointing decade under Blair Cherry, the Longhorns have won national championship after national championship, countless bowl games, and numerous titles.
The Longhorns’ ambition can be seen in their history of football victory, but also in the records that they hold and the awards and honors that they have earned over the years. Perhaps there is no team that is as highly regarded as the Longhorns, with their long list of All-American Conference Players, and various national awards and honors and conference awards. With so many achievements, it’s no wonder that this team continues moving forward, and has been named as the 2nd winningest team in NCAA history!
When you’re at a Longhorns game, you become acutely aware of the importance of tradition at UT. The “Hook ‘Em Horns” hand gesture is renowned, and has been a part of UT tradition since 1955. If you are fortunate enough to be in attendance at the Torchlight Parade and Rally, you know that the Longhorns are about to trounce the Sooners. And when you’re sitting in the stands, singing The Eyes of Texas and watching them light the Tower orange, you know that you’re helping to make Longhorn history.
Whether you’re a new Longhorns fan, or a diehard one like me, you can rest assured that your loyalty will be well rewarded. You are rooting for a team that has fought long and hard to earn its place in the football history books, and they won’t stop fighting ’til Gabriel blows his horn.