Nov 3, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown on the sidelines during the game with the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT

Notes From Mack Brown’s Press Conference


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Mack Brown

- Jordan Hicks is out for the Iowa State game. Have to consider saving him for a medical redshirt.

- Improvement is needed in Kickoff and Punt Coverage. Especially when they had the excessive celebration penalty on the touchdown and they had poor kickoff coverage.

- Outrushed Tech in the game. 121-7 in games when they out rush the opponent.

- Jonathan Gray with 100 yards rushing in back to back games. Very elite company he is in according to Mack.

- Run defense was great according to Mack and that was needed to win the game according to the coach.

- In the redzone, held Texas Tech to 2 touchdowns.

- No turnovers created on defense, need to get more of those according to Mack because Texas got lucky that the offense didn’t turn the ball over.

- Alex Okafor is 15th in the Country with 8 sacks.

- Iowa State has a great defensive team and they play better against Oklahoma than Texas did. Mack at least acknowledges that. Iowa State is a tough team that will make you earn the victory.

- The best thing the defense has done is stop the runs and the screens.

- Said that Jake Knott missing time is not a huge loss for the Cyclones because they have a backup that is making plays. Says Jake Knott will be in the NFL.

Luke Poellmann

- Said that Iowa State is a different team from 2010 and so are the Longhorns.

- They are looking forward to who they might play in a bowl game but he is focused on the task at hand which is Iowa State.

Mason Walters

- 11am games provide the fewest challenges. You just have to get up and get ready for the game.

- He will be voting tomorrow. It’s his civic duty he said. Good to hear that from the young generation.

Carrington Byndum

- He had a lot of confidence this past weekend, something he didn’t have most of the season.

- Thinks Mike Davis is playing very well and is a definite boost to the team.

- Says that everyone is a morning person on this team and they have played two 11am games so they will be ready for this game. Considering 1 was a huge blowout and the other a less than impressive performance against Kansas, that is an issue for this team.

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