Tuesday Media Notes

After a Sunday meeting of team leaders and a strong Tuesday practice, running back Fozzy Whittaker and receiver Malcolm Williams took time to meet with the media Tuesday.

"Last week, we didn't have our best of showings," Whittaker said. "The only thing on our mind is to come back focused and make sure we go out next week and handle business."

Whittaker admitted that the Longhorns felt a bit down at their 4-3 record, but he added that they were working on their focus.

Williams said the team leaders were using a positive approach, being positive and building people up.

"We have our leaders, but they lead in different ways," Williams said.

Williams said the primary focus was to "come out with intensity and fire."

He said that has also been the message from coach Mack Brown.

"I think he just wants everybody to be accountable for their play," Williams said. They'll need to be accountable against a better-than-normal Baylor team, one that beat Texas to bowl eligibility.

"Watching them on film, they're a lot better than they have been in the past," Williams said.

Most of the Bears' press has come from their offense, but Whittaker said their defense also had some talent.

"They have a lot of high emotional guys that run around and fly," Whittaker said. "They have big pluggers in the middle, their linebackers flow everywhere and their DBs are all over the place. They play with a lot of emotion, and we have to match that emotion.

"They have offensive and defensive weapons all across the board," Whittaker said.

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