UCLA center Ryan Taylor has always been a Texas Longhorns fan, but he'll have to put that allegiance on hold this week and so will his family and friends.
Taylor grew up in Denison, Texas -- about a 3 1/2-hour drive from Austin, where UCLA will play Texas on Saturday. He said he has dozens of friends and family heading to the game, and he said none will be wearing burnt orange.
"All of them are like, 'This one week, I’m not a Longhorns fan. This one week, I’m a UCLA fan," Taylor said.
Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said players can expect "our most physical practice of the year" today in preparations to defend UCLA's ground game.