No earthshaking developments from today’s Longhorns press conferences.
Injuries: David Ash is still out. So is Josh Cochran.
Longhorns who were limping after Saturday’s 35-13 win over TCU — linebacker Steve Edmond, safety Adrian Phillips among them — are expected to practice on Tuesday and should be fine for the week.
Linebacker Tevin Jackson, however, is still being looked at. He’s got a sore knee.
Mack, on Kubiak, Fox: Mack Brown started his presser by expressing support and thoughts for Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak and Denver Broncos coach John Fox, both of whom suffered health-related scares over the weekend.
Attendance: Mack said he was not surprised to see Saturday’s lower attendance — 97,105. “Our afternoon crowds just haven’t been as good as our night crowds,” Brown said, reminding us that attendance dipped for afternoon games against Iowa State and UCLA back in 2010 “when we were still good, early in the season.”
On West Virginia: “They’re stopping the run good,” Brown said. “Sims (Charles Sims, WV’s transfer running back from the University of Houston) is a big-time runner, a big-time player. Last year they were wide open, four or five wides, Geno Smith, (Tavon) Austin in space. Now it’s more of a line up and be physical; they’re playing more like us on offense.”
The Longhorns have never played in Morgantown. And Mack says he’s never been there, either. “Bring a coat,” he ended his presser by saying.
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