Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Brown to sit

In what most felt was the right decision by Mack Brown (even fans on the Texas side), starting Cornerback Tarell Brown will not play on Saturday against Ohio State. Neither will backup safety Tyrell Greenwood, for that matter. A great move by Mack, but I think Tony Kornheiser put it perfectly on PTI this afternoon when he said something along the lines of, "His national championship will make the decision easier on Mack Brown." Which is understandable, but even had Texas not won the championship last season, Brown still should have sat him out. You just can't let kids get arrested and let them go on with their lives as if everything is fine. When professionals get arrested, in whatever job it may be, they usually get fired right away. Brown needs to accept the consequences, and unfortunately for Texas fans, this couldn't have come at a worse time for them.

Brown will be replaced on the depth chart by Brandon Foster. Foster is a great athlete who would be a starter on plenty of other major collegiate programs, but the one thing he doesn't have that Brown brought to the table was experience. You can have all the athleticism and talent in the world, but it won't make a difference if you can't recognize situations and you find yourself out of position. I'm sure the Buckeyes will be seeing plenty of that this season, but lucky for us, the only time we have to cover Ted Ginn is during practice, and not in games.

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