But what will Saturdays annual Hate Fest against the Sooners bring for Young and starting QB Chance Mock (No. 5 this week in NCAA passing efficiency)? And how tender is the redshirt-freshmans ankle?
Although recent legislation regarding student privacy limits coaches comments on the playing status of injured athletes, Brown said, "Both (QBs) will play" against Oklahoma.
"Chance is a real good player," Brown said. "Hes thrown 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. Hes done really, really well so were going to continue with both."
Brown met Sunday with both quarterbacks, who told him, in essence, "You figure out you want to do it. We just want to win. Its not a problem for us."
For Brown, that means scripting the substitution patterns and, presumably, naming a starter.
"Weve just got to figure out the balance," Brown said, "but Vince hasnt had Chances experience. He doesnt have the whole package in hand right now, and Chance does. But he did make progress Saturday. We did more of the same stuff with both of them Saturday than we have in the other four games."
Despite Youngs limited experience, his performance Saturday (to be frank) probably surprised the coaches more than it should have.
"He surprised me Saturday, to be honest," Brown said. "He threw the ball with so much poise and composure under pressure. Hes been a work-in-progress and every time he steps out there, he seems to make more progress. Were really, really pleased with how he handled the day, and he didnt seem to be any different on the last drive than he was on the first drive."
That last drive, covering 88-yards in the waning minutes to cap the comeback win, not only sealed the deal for No. 11 Texas but also reignited questions about which quarterback will lead most of the charge against the Sooners.
"At North Carolina, nobody had opinions about quarterbacks," Brown said. "It wasnt an issue."
But at The University-of-By-God-Texas, the questions (and preferences) are so boisterous that Mock commented Monday that he knew the DKR crowd clearly favored the understudy. To his credit, Mock has handled the situation with maturity beyond his years. Still, Brown does not want the junior to pay any heed to public opinion polls.
"Chance needs to quit listening," Brown said. "I make that decision; they dont."
Added Brown, "Its my job and Im going to make the decision like I did Saturday, and Im not going to worry what everybody else thinks. I dont have enough time to worry what everybody else thinks."
Orangebloods seems to have a natural penchant for their second-team quarterback resulting in many a bruised psyche among UT signalcallers over the years.
"I worry about everybodys psyche," Brown said. "Thats why I dont sleep very much. Ive got 85 psyches that I worry about. Chance is tough. Hes been around here a long time through all the Major-and-Chris thing. Hes tough. Hell do fine."
SE Roy Williams was asked if there is an appreciable difference when Young is under center.
"With Vince in, I pretty much run my route and then hes going to take off and run," Williams said. "So I block my dude."
Not that theres anything wrong with it.
"Thats just the way he makes his big plays, with the defense dropping back in zone and he just picks his spots," Williams added.
Bottom line: Texas has not one but two quarterbacks who give the team a better chance at upending Oklahoma than you-know-who did the past couple of years.
"I dont think its a huge issue," Brown said. "They (Sooners) are going to prepare for both of them either way."
Prepare for both of them? Sure. But able to stop both of them? He, he, he.