Spokesman: Obama called UT's Brown

Updated: January 9, 2010, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas spokesman says President Barack Obama called Longhorns coach Mack Brown to congratulate him on the team's season that ended with a 37-21 loss to Alabama in the BCS championship game.

Obama first met Brown and the Longhorns in 2008 when the then-Senator from Illinois was on campus to debate challenger Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic primary.

The president told Brown on Saturday he was disappointed for quarterback Colt McCoy that he was unable to play after injuring his shoulder on the Longhorns' first drive.

Obama called Alabama coach Nick Saban on Friday to congratulate him on the Crimson Tide's title.


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