Brown on tonight's scrimmage: "This is like a preseason game for us. New Mexico State plays Thursday night so they've got a full week on us and that's a great advantage to have a game before you do and it's also a great advantage to have a week's more practice than you do early in the season. . . . The second thing you want to see tonight is you want to see your ones dominate but you want to see your twos get in a position where some of those guys individually play well enough where they become ones because we're working on depth this time of the year. This has to be like a game in their mind and that's why we'll have pregame meal, etc. because we've got to make sure they understand that our game tonight will be like New Mexico State's game tomorrow night so we'll be full speed in 10 days."
Wednesday morning practice notes: The Horns practiced for about 45 minutes in shorts and shoulder pads and did just a few minutes of red zone 11-on-11 work. The highlights of the brief red zone scrimmage session were Cory Redding's interception of a Major Applewhite dump pass and Tony Jeffery's over-the-middle TD reception from Chris Simms. . . . Lee Jackson remained sidelined because of his turf toe injury and continues to wear a protective boot. For more on Jackson's injury and the Horns' plans for the SAM 'backer/rover spot if Jackson is unable to play next Saturday, see IT's Tuesday practice report. . . . Tonight's scrimmage begins at 6:00, the start time of next Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State. As Brown mentioned above, the Aggies of NMSU open their season tomorrow night at Louisville.