I have always considered the 2004 Arkansas game the start of something special. The 22-20 Texas victory over an unranked Razorback team was considered a disappointment by many. To those who witnessed the insanely hostile environment, however, it was the unveiling of a tougher Texas team than we had seen before under Mack. For the first time under Mack, we had new defensive leadership under Greg Robinson. Aside from a trick play for a touchdown, the defense largely held Matt Jones and the Arkansas offense in check, yielding only a field goal in the second half. Meanwhile, under the blossoming Vince Young, the offense controlled the clock, the highlight being a long 3rd-quarter drive that ended with Vince's spectacular, spinning escape from several Hog lineman, finally finding Cedric Benson on a dumpoff for a touchdown. The defense saved the day in the 4th quarter, with two interceptions and a critical strip of Matt Jones by Larry Dibbles. This really seemed like a Texas team that simply refused to lose. You could see it on the sideline and by the way the players fought on the field. We would see a similar performance in a hostile environment - and practically the same score - the next year in Columbus. People who had labeled Texas soft or lacking in heart were having to change their tunes as Texas finished with their first BCS win in 2004 and then the national championship in 2005. This was a new Texas under Mack. Counting the 2004 opener against North Texas, we are now 64-8 since the beginning of 2004. Only USC, at 65-8, can claim the same or better. It remains to be seen whether we have earned the label "Team of the Decade," but you can be rest assured that over the past six seasons we have definitely told the rest of the nation, "Don't mess with Texas!"