Life couldn't get much better for
So how do you keep the defending national champs focused? Brown has taken a lot of advice from his peers to answer this question.
"We talked to a lot of different coaches that have won the National Championship and said what happens after this? What did you do and what would you do differently?" Brown said at the Big 12 media day.
While life is good, there is one
major question mark surrounding this year's defending national champs. That is
the quarterback situation. As Brown told the media in
"I thought Vince would come back,
very honestly. I might have been the only one in
Though Young's decision was unexpected, it was fully supported by Brown.
"I think he made the right decision, as you look back at it. He'll make a tremendous amount of money. He has a chance to lead a team like the Titans, so it worked out great for him," Brown said.
Now that Young is gone,
Red-shirt freshman Colt McCoy might be the guy to step in and take snaps for the Longhorns. McCoy is a two-time first team all-state performer who threw for over 10,000 yards and 131 TD's in high school.
"He won a lot of games in high school. We watched him and worked him out for a year and he was around Vince for a year, but he's not played in a game," said Brown.
The other QB prospect for
"What we've got is two really talented young quarterbacks who have not played in ball game," Brown said.
"Both of those young guys exceeded our expectations in the spring. They've show great leadership. In talking to the guys last night, they really had a great summer and they worked hard. We've got a great supporting cast around them," Brown said.
With a quarterback like Vince Young at the top of your football team, one could imagine that recruiting quarterbacks could be very hard to do. Brown agreed.
"Any time we would bring a quarterback recruit in, Vince would not miss a pass. Most unbelievable thing in my life," Brown joked with the media. We had a young man, national player, really good, came to practice one day and Vince had been throwing the ball horribly about his sophomore year. He had ten straight in the scrimmage and Greg Davis called down from the press box and asked how our recruit was doing. He left after number six."
No matter who is at quarterback,
the 16 returning starters on the