Jamaal Charles has Mack Brown's back. As the Chiefs running back said on a conference call with the Cowboys' media, why wouldn't he?
Charles rushed for 3,328 yards in three seasons at Texas and was on the 2005 national championship team.
"He won a national championship," Charles said Wednesday. "I still believe in him. I think he gets the guys going. Coach Brown is just a great coach. I [was there] three years and under my three years we were able to go to a bowl game. He gets on the players so hard, if they just start listening to everything he says and take it in, Coach Brown will lead a team. He’s been to two national championships since he’s been with the Longhorns. I mean, that’s good. He won one and he lost one, but it’s good.”
But Charles admitted that he has taken a lot of ribbing in the locker room this week for the Longhorns' 40-21 losslost to BYU on Saturday.
"It kind of hurt," Charles said. "[Chiefs coach] Andy Reid went to BYU, so he kind of teased me about that. It hurt watching the game and watching my former team. I know they prepare so much to go out there and play in an environment and to end up with those results, it’s bad. But I still believe in my Longhorns. Hopefully, we can overcome that and just take it one game at a time now.”
-- Charean Williams