BlueGoldNews: Horns Lay Mental Hook

Part of that, certainly, is coach speak. But the Mountaineers are no doubt explosive. Just how explosive will be further revealed Saturday night in Austin. The Longhorns aren’t Texas Tech, the nation’s defensive leader this far. But they’re not Baylor, either.

“They are similar in their production to what we were in 2005, and what USC was with their two Heisman winners,” Brown said, comparing the 2012 WVU team to UT’s last national title team with quarterback Vince Young and USC’s uber-talented squads with Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. Bush’s Heisman was vacated.

“I have been down (to defensive coordinator Manny Diaz’s office) a few times and he’s hiding under his desk,” Brown said. “They are just sick. They are really trying to figure out how to slow them down. You’re not going to stop them, you just have to figure out how to slow them down.