Texas looks to Boise State for more creativity

Nobody has accused Texas of being stale.

After all, the Longhorns have won 25 of their last 27 games and have played in four BCS bowl games, winning a national championship in 2005, over the last six seasons.

But you never quit learning, which is why Texas coach Mack Brown and his offensive staff are meeting with the Boise State offensive coaches over the next two days with the hope of adding some more creativity to the Longhorns' offense.

In particular, Brown wants to incorporate a few more trick plays into what Texas is doing on offense.

"I want to have more fun," Brown said. "Of course, it's hard to have trick plays with the spread offense. Chris Petersen and Boise have done the best job with it. I want us to have more innovations."

Last season, Boise State ran seven plays on which someone other than the quarterback threw a pass or lateral, not counting the swinging-gate two-point conversions.