Big 12: Charlie Weatherbie

Longhorns' spring game set for national telecast, webcast

April, 3, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Although some coaches are hesitant to allow prying eyes to watch spring scrimmages, Mack Brown is taking the opposite approach.

The Longhorns' Orange-White scrimmage will be webcast on ESPN360.com beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. And a tape-delayed broadcast of the scrimmage will be telecast nationally at 9:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU. Lowell Galindo and Tom Luginbill will have the call.

There was some grousing among those in the Oklahoma program after their spring game was shown in 2005 -- shortly after TCU stormed into Norman and notched a 17-10 upset victory in the season opener later that year.

Something tells me that Brown won't have those fears -- considering that the Longhorns open on Sept. 5 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. 

Here's a little perspective about the Warhawks: Charlie Weatherbie's team did notch a stunning 2007 upset at Alabama and dropped a pair of two-point decisions at Kentucky and Kansas in 2006.

But Texas shouldn't fret too much. Louisiana-Monroe ranked among the bottom 20 teams nationally last season in rushing defense (109th), total defense (109th), sacks (108th) and sacks allowed (104th).  

So the chance to show off the Texas program shouldn't be too worrisome for Brown and his staff.

But I still bet he keeps the game plan pretty vanilla, nonetheless. 

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