Neal Brown had a unique way of watching that scintillating 2008 game between No. 1-ranked Texas and No. 6-ranked Texas Tech.
He watched it on his cell phone.
At the time, Brown was the offensive coordinator at Troy, and he was returning home from a game at Louisiana-Monroe. But Brown, now the offensive coordinator for the Red Raiders, knew the Tech-Texas game was must-see TV.
And he wasn't about to miss it.
"I saw it on my (cell) phone,'' Brown said. "I was at Troy coming back from an away game and I actually saw it on my phone. ESPN does that play-by-play deal on the phone.''
Brown, though, went through some agonizing moments because of modern technology. Tech trailed 33-32 in the waning seconds when quarterback Graham Harrell took the snap from center and. . .
"Graham took the snap and then there was a long pause, and I didn't know really what happened,'' Brown said. "It takes a little while for the phone to update, so my phone paused when the ball was snapped on the last play.
"It said 'ball snapped,' and then it didn't say anything for about a couple of minutes. Then it said Crabtree touchdown.''
As everyone know by now, Harrell fired a 28-yard TD to Michael Crabtree with one second left that propelled Tech to a shocking 39-33 victory over Texas. Brown eventually saw the highlights when he got home.
-- Dwain Price