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Mack Brown talks tailback problem, says Mike Leach is part of reason

Texas has been criticized over the last several years for not consistently lining up with one of the premier tailbacks in the country. A lot of people look at Mack Brown and wonder how in the world can Texas, with all of their facilities and tradition, not have a stallion toting the rock.

Jamaal Charles was the last back to go over 1,000 yards when he went for 1,400 in 2007. Before Charles, the biggest workhorse was Rickey Williams in 1998.

Today, Mack Brown addressed the problem on Sirius/XM College Football Playbook with Mike Leach and Jack Arute.

Brown, in fun, said, “He (Leach) is part of the problem is a positive way. So many people got so good in the league throwing the football. It became a spread league. Mike did a whole lot to start it.”

He added, “You get away from guys knocking people off the ball. That’s why we hired Bryan Harsin. We feel we need to go back and get some lineman in a 3-point stance.”

In February, Texas signed a 5-star tailback named Malcolm Brown from Steele HS (TX). Longhorn fans are hoping he is the daddy, the tailback the program has been missing.

Texas opens against Rice, BYU, and then travels to UCLA.


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