"We can't start this week like we started last week. That's for sure. We wouldn't turn out as well," said UT's Head Coach Mack Brown after the Horn's game against New Mexico State.
Texas blew out New Mexico State squad, which they were supposed to hammer. But that slow, turnover-filled start didn't help the trust factor with the fans right out of the gate.
Brown knows more than anyone, UT probably cannot start like that this Saturday in Provo against a solid BYU bunch.
After breaking down film Brown says he was impressed with team's speed and improved depth.
"I didn't see that much difference in who was on the field. I didn't. And our past couple of years it's been evident when we put young guys out there, that there's these big gashes," Brown said. "It was not that way Saturday night. Even at the end of the ballgame. I thought everybody we put out there tried 100 percent. In fact I thought the effort at the end of the game was like the effort at the beginning of the game. But we've got more good players two deep than we've had. "
Although BYU lost its opener against Virginia, they are expected to be a little more challenging for the Horns.
"They're a tough team. When we played them my sophomore year they were physical. Their coach really talks about being a physical team. It's gonna be a dogfight. We're not just gonna walk in there and just think we're gonna run over them," said UT senior defensive back Adrian Phillips.
BYU will host the Horns Saturday at 6 p.m.