Big 12 football media days: Conference roundup
The Texas Longhorns were picked to finish fifth in the conference. Mack Brown’s reaction to the lowered expectations? Thanks for the help, media.
“You all make our players mad daily, and you motivate them first,” Brown said.
The coach said he first learned about the media’s preseason poll when one of his players told him Sunday night. Texas had never been picked to finish lower than third in the Big 12 Conference.
“There is a certain motivation when you tell kids they’re not any good, and they’re not going to do anything and they’re not in the top 10,” he said. “[These are] the things they came to Texas for and that they’ve had, they lost this year. So there’s a certain motivation for that.”
When the Longhorns unexpectedly win the Big 12 title, we’ll be waiting for our thank-you cards, Mack.