By Steve Habel
Senior Contributing Writer
AUSTIN, Texas — “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”
This is the saying that the Texas football team should have posted in its expansive and ornate locker room over the next three weeks as it prepares to play No. 11 Utah, the Pac-12 runner-up, in the Valero Alamo Bowl New Year’s Eve in San Antonio.
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