Dont be surprised to occasionally see Jones at wideout. The senior assumed the position a handful of times against Tulsa.
"You play him like hes just another wideout," Brown said. "What you do is you coach against systems, and then you lean more toward one player if you felt like they were going to go to him. He might be out there some (at wideout) but hes not going to play the whole game at wideout."
Of course, everybody wants to know when the backup (at either school) is going to get into the game. Brown reiterated following Tuesdays practice (inside the indoor practice facility) that rotations are generally determined at weekly coaches meetings each Thursday, but that nothing is carved in stone.
"One of the more difficult things for coaches now is how you substitute quarterbacks," Brown said. "Everybody wants to know, and the young guys want to know, before the game and then it always changes. Its difficult (to predict rotations) because you have to get that gut feeling during the game."
The added benefit for Texas is that both Mock and Young are mobile, strong-armed QBs.
"You can only practice so many plays," Brown said. "If your quarterbacks are similar in what they do, its easier for your offense and its easier for your coordinator because he doesnt have to try to call the plays that fit that guy the best."
The other benefit, of course, is possessing a capable backup in case the unthinkable happens to the starter.
"You look around and, gosh, Utah lost their quarterback, Kansas State lost their quarterback, Virginia lost their quarterback and got beat 31-7," Brown said. "I dont know why (Atlanta Falcon QB) Michael Vicks hurt, but youre seeing more quarterbacks gets hurt in the last few years. You see Virginia Tech playing two quarterbacks, and Florida plays three. You look around right now and a lot of people are playing more than one quarterback. I think its just to insure that you dont want your season to be over if your first guy goes down."
Texas had a spirited workout as several players said they were anxious to play following a bye week that fell after the first game of the season. Brown said he would have preferred the open date between the Kansas State and Oklahoma games, but that the extra three practice sessions allowed Texas to prepare for the heavy blitz package and the multiple looks that Arkansas defense typically throws at opponents.
"Weve practiced a whole lot more for two ball games than we will the rest of the year," Brown said, before adding, "Theyve been preparing for us for four years. Weve had a lot of time (to prepare). Therell be some trick plays to come out of this game."
And at least four top-notch quarterbacks.