"Vince has made some great plays," Brown said. "I thought this was his best scrimmage. He always makes some spectacular plays but I thought he was a better quarterback today."
Brown has previously said Young is co-second string with Matt Nordgren. Uh, no. Nordgren has been slowed, but not sidelined, by a foot injury. Nordgren is fast, but hes no Young. Then again, not many are.
"I didnt think Matt had much of a chance today because they (defense) got to him too quickly," Brown said. "Sometimes it looks like he did not make plays when he did not have the opportunity to make plays."
Whether its an actual game or a controlled scrimmage, its always exceptional when any QB comes away with positive rushing yards. Its not that Young can scramble for 8-to-10 yards; its how he does it: the acceleration, lateral moves and sheer elusiveness have brought collective gasps from spectators for several days and no less in the final scrimmage before the March 29 Spring Game.
It was also a solid outing for QB Chance Mock. The redshirt junior completed 11 of 16 for 109 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yard toss to SE Roy Williams and a 7-yarder to FL Tony Jeffery. He netted five yards on six carries.
"Chance has separated himself from the others but we thought that he would because this is his third spring," Brown said. "Hes been around a long time and hes just more comfortable."
Mock also demonstrated some escape-ability. When the first-team D snuffed out an intended fake reverse to FL B.J. Johnson, Mock scrambled out of trouble to the tune of seven or eight yards. Three plays later, Mock showed once again why one of Texas best plays next season will result when the QB is in trouble. In a four-wide set against a heavy D-line surge, Mock scrambled for 10 yards, setting up and first-and-goal. TB Brett Robin (33 yards on 9 carries) scored three plays later on a one-yard off-tackle dive.
"Were going to be fine at quarterback," Brown said. "People have talked about Chris Simms and Major Applewhite so much. Majors doing great for as a (GA) coach and Chris is going to do great in the NFL, and were still going to have football."