Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/27/12
Mack Brown will try to convince his players they should be afraid of Oklahoma State, and he will try to do it by reminding them that beating Ole Miss is not the same as beating Oklahoma State. "We've had better personnel than the three teams we've played," he said. The implication is that this will no longer be the case. It might make for timely coaching rhetoric as the No. 12 Longhorns (3-0) travel to Stillwater, Okla., to open Big 12 play against Oklahoma State (2-1) at 6:50 p.m. Saturday on FOX. But it might not even be true. Texas might have better players than every other team in the Big 12. That's not exactly a headline. There haven't been many Big 12 seasons in which Texas or Oklahoma hasn't had the most talent in the conference. But what is new, at least relative to last season, is that Texas' talent now appears to have bloomed into a mature, congealed team with its own identity. The Longhorns rush the passer as well as anybody, they run the ball as well as anybody ...
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