Mack Brown Isn’t Interested in “Eye Candy”
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Mack Brown’s official press conference for college football signing day is in an hour. You probably can’t watch it, at least not on television (I know I can’t). But the Longhorn Network’s Lowell Galindo did catch up with Brown on ESPNU (and ESPNU will also presumably be on the case at 3:30).
Brown acknowledged his recruits were “a smaller group . . . you want to fill needs,” but he sounded excited about the offensive linemen, who average six-foot-five, 302 pounds.
But the moment that got people talking was Brown's more defensive comment about smaller classes, which came off as a rebuke to the accolades for Texas A&M, which, according to the Austin American-Statesman, landed thirteen of the state's Top 55 players, and Ole Miss, which has had such an unexpectedly good day that fans on TexAgs.com are complaining about 'em.
"You have to be careful on signing day that it's not a lot of eye candy. There'll be a lot of guys that oversign today, so the numbers will make it look like they got a great class," Brown said.
Both Lisa Horne of FoxSports.com and Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times took notice:
Mack Brown just lobbed a shot (at the SEC?) by mentioning some teams have "oversigned" and it's a lot of "eye candy." *grabs popcorn*
— Lisa Horne (@LisaHorne) February 6, 2013
Good thing Ole Miss loading up on defense after allowing Texas 676 yards. Mack Brown calls some of these recruiting classes "eye candy"
— Chris Dufresne (@DufresneLATimes) February 6, 2013
The Longhorns host Ole Miss September 14—and will probably beat the Rebels on the strength of Brown's 2011 and 2012 recruiting hauls.