Mack Brown's got jokes this week.
Brown on Monday was asked if he had spent much time in defensive coordinator Manny Diaz's office as the Longhorns prepare to play West Virginia, which hung 70 points and 807 yards on Baylor last week.
"I've been down there three times," Brown said, "and he's got his door closed and he's under the desk."
Sometimes it's easier to laugh than cry.
There is no trick to this. Brown will relieve you of that notion right away. No. 11 Texas (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) does not intend to "stop" No. 8 West Virginia (4-0, 1-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday in Austin, Texas, any more than a parachute stops a top fueler. The Longhorns, rather, would like to keep this game within the realm of recognizable modern football.
"You're not going to stop them," Brown said, "So you're trying to figure out how to slow them down."
In the final analysis, of course, football will always come down to blocking and tackling, and Brown is putting extra stress on the latter this week in pract...