October 25, 2007

Texas beat writer Chip Brown breaks down the game

Each week HuskersIllustrated.com gets an expert breakdown on the game from an opposing team's beat writer. This week we caught up with Chip Brown of the Dallas Morning News.

Nobody knows Texas football better than Brown, as he's been a longtime UT beat writer for the DMN, and he also co-hosts a radio show on the ESPN affiliate in Austin. Find out what Brown had to say about Saturday's game.

What are your thoughts on the current situation at Nebraska with Bill Callahan?

"This reminds me exactly what Texas went through in 1997. John Mackovic had just won the Big 12 Championship in 1996, with a improbable victory over Nebraska. He lost his quarterback the next year in James Brown, who was the glue of that team, and the whole team came unraveled in '97, and they all just gave up on John Mackovic.

"You get the same sense that maybe Zac Taylor and Adam Carriker and maybe Jay Moore were the glue guys for that Nebraska team that took them to the Big 12 North title. When those guys moved on, the glue just seemed to come undone.

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