"There were times last week where he looked like the old Selvin where he planted and made a great run," Brown said. "He played fantastic without the ball. He has looked better this week than he did last week. And he will start the game."
Charles' total is third-best nationally among freshman and ranks second only to Missouri QB Brad Smith (103.2 ypg) in the Big 12. Nearly half (49 percent) of his 571 yards have come after contact. Those yards represent the fastest start by a freshman in Longhorn history. He has been tackled for a loss only three times during his first 67 carries.
Young has carried 54 times for 231 yards this season. His 28-yarder at Missouri is his longest run of the year. Coaches commended Young throughout the week for his ability to pick up the blitz against CU and for holding on to the football. The junior had been guilty of one fumble for every nine carries heading into the Colorado game.
Brown is also looking for Young to possibly regain his starting role at punt return.
"He's back there now catching them again and he might do it this weekend." Brown said. "We are also looking at Quan Cosby possibly returning kickoffs and punts. As much as our defensive backs will be on the field this week, we could use Quan and Selvin more on punt and Quan on kickoff returns."
(Note: Inside Texas intern Todd Greenbaum contributed to this article.)