ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mack Brown and Nick Saban are determined
to make sure their football teams enjoy the ride at the BCS
national championship game - whether that ride is in teacups,
miniature bobsleds or even jungle cruise boats.
Texas and Alabama invaded Disneyland on Saturday for a
sun-kissed afternoon of recreation after spirited morning practices
elsewhere in Orange County.
Although the Longhorns and the Crimson Tide were crowded by
autograph-seekers at times in the Disneyland complex, they were
given an afternoon to enjoy the fruits of their long undefeated
seasons before they culminate at the Rose Bowl on Thursday night.
Brown says he insists his Longhorns enjoy the week of activities
in southern California to keep the showdown in perspective.