The transcript of Mack Brown's Wednesday chat with reporters is up, with several notable quotes.
On the one hand, this is coach speak. "Boy, they're all tough. Anybody can beat anybody these days!" Coaches have been saying this for years. Hell, we've been careful "not to overlook Rice" for however many straight years.
Coach speak or not, in this case it's absolutely true. More importantly, if Mack Brown and his staff do believe that every team needs to be taken seriously, then we ought to see the team - particularly on offense - come out with an aggressive gameplan.
What I'm getting at is that saying all this stuff about parity and taking opponents seriously is meaningless if Texas comes out and tries to survive Central Florida based solely on the talent edge. This team can't afford to sleepwalk through any more halves, so let's hope that the offense we saw in the second half, complete with down-field passing and nice usage of a deep playbook, is the one which shows up in the first half in Orlando.
FYI. Looks like it's Hall at right tackle, with the young kids prepped for back up duty. Keep your fingers crossed, boys and girls.