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Are we speaking the same language here?

What follows is a good example of what much of the sporting public gets as "news." It's why sites like this are invaluable to the true fan.

This appears today in one of the state's major dailies:

"The Longhorns remain unsettled at tailback and will likely use sophomore Vondrell McGee and senior Chris Ogbannaya in the opener. . . . Redshirt freshman Fozzy Whittaker is unlikely to play while nursing a minor knee injury."

And: "Brown said the Longhorns are unlikely to play in any three-wide receiver sets with the lack of a proven third wideout behind Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley."

Now, I know this reporter. He's a good guy, works hard, has covered the Longhorns for 5-6 years. He had access to the same (brief) MB news conference yesterday morning that all of us had. He wrote the above under his "depth chart notes." Note: the quoted items above are the writer's words, not the coach's.

Like way too much of the printed info the public gets, these statements are inaccurate.

Mack did say Whittaker had fallen behind because of a minor injury; Mack did not say Whittaker was unlikely to play. MB also did not say anything about not using three-receiver sets; he said the team might open with two tight ends and was not prepared to list a third starting receiver.

Such misinformation makes outlets like this one (THANK YOU, PB) all the more important.

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