Texas Longhorns to consider playing games in Mexico City

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The Texas Longhorns football team could play a game in Mexico City after their athletic director revealed he was interested in the idea today. 

Steve Patterson told Kirk Bohls that he would be interested in holding games in Mexico City and consider other foreign venues as well. 

The Bleacher Report reported that Zach Barnett tweeted: "Texas AD Steve Patterson told @kbohls he wants the Longhorns to play a football game in Mexico City."

Although Bohls later clarified the issue on twitter, saying: "UT's Patterson didn't say he wants a game specifically in Mexico City, just wants to explore neutral sites there, elsewhere."

Mexico City is no stranger to football of course, the Arizona Cardinals defeated the San Francisco 49ers there in a regular season game in 2005.

Other collegiate football teams have also looked abroad to branch out. Penn State will play UCF in Dublin to start their seasons this coming year.

It seems that the Longhorns taking a regular season game across the border is still some years away but Texas are certainly at the forefront of this global movement.

The Longhorns already have their own network run through ESPN and are known as one of the wealthiest football programs in the country.

Texas recently hired Louisville coach Charlie Strong to replace Mack Brown as head coach.

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