Texas #19, Peter Jinkens, linebacker, moves to the next drill with the linebacker corp during Longhorn practice held at the University of Texas' Frank Denius Field in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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UT football fans are fired up for the first game of the season on social media

Posted September 5th, 2015

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The Longhorns’ first game of the season kicks off Saturday night, and fans are getting fired up. The Texas Longhorns will be playing Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish.

Everyone from the University of Texas football equipment staff to Governor Greg Abbott to the satiricle Twitter voice of head football coach Charlie Strong’s signature mock turtleneck are showing the Longhorns some love and adding to the game day hype on social media.

https://twitter.com/UT_Tower/status/640153722148925440

The prospect of a win tonight is so exciting that a few Longhorn fans are getting distracted it’s getting in the way of UT fans and their work.

And of course, no social media show of Texan pride would be complete without ragging on the opposition.

If you’re a little rusty on your UT versus Notre Dame rival history, study up with our primer. For an in-depth look at what UT game day is like in South Bend, click here. And if you couldn’t make the trip out to see tonight’s game in person, take a second to answer our poll and let us know where the best place to watch UT football in Austin is.

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