Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 8/27/14
On on a Tuesday conference call, new ESPN analyst Mack Brown said that he and his successor at Texas Charlie Strong agreed that he would not discuss his former team on the network. Today, ESPN has clarified Brown’s statement, and said that he will talk about the team, just not directly in interviews specifically about Texas. Re yesterday’s comments, ESPN spokeswoman says Mack Brown “will talk Texas as analyst for ESPN.” — David Barron (@dfbarron) August 27, 2014 Spokeswoman says Brown’s comments yesterday were intended to mean he won’t do media interviews about Texas or Charlie Strong. — David Barron (@dfbarron) August 27, 2014 This makes much more sense, especially because Strong’s Texas program is a huge storyline for the 2014 season. While it is true that Brown will probably get heat for whatever he says about the Longhorns, from those who think he is a homer or that he is bitter, that is the case with almost any personality on ESPN. It would be a shame to miss out on Brown’s insight, even if others think it should be taken with a grain of salt.
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