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Question for Longhorn historians


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Let me first say that I'm completely against retroactively claiming national titles. 

Why did Texas never claim 1914 as a national championship? They went undefeated with a perfect 8-0 record and were awarded the title by several publications. That team might have been our most dominant in history, as they outscored opponents 358-21. My only understanding is that we didn't claim it because it came before the pre-poll era. However, I know several schools like Alabama that claim multiple titles before 1936. 

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Based on most historians, UT has five unclaimed national titles.  I guess we could claim 1914 retroactively, but who really cares?  Do we really wanna be like aggie and Auburn?

 

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/1/31/5364846/unclaimed-college-football-national-championships

I agree. I don't want us to retroactively claim 1914. I was just reading an article about the 1914 team and I found it interesting why we hadn't claimed a title for that year. Ketch over at OB actually wrote a book on Longhorn football history, and it was a pretty good read on the 1914 team. IMO that may have been our most dominant team in Longhorn history so it's weird that we never claimed a title for that year. 

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