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Longhorns’ reaction to BCS standings: Mack Brown releases statement

Oklahoman Modified: December 1, 2008 at 6:34 am •  Published: December 1, 2008

photo - Mack Brown - AP file photo
Mack Brown - AP file photo
Brown releases statement
"I’m really disappointed for our kids that two teams we beat this season will be playing for the Big 12 Championship. I’ll try to explain it to them, but most importantly, my message will be that you’ve done enough to put yourself in position to play for the conference championship, you had a great season and there still is a lot out there for you to play for.

We’ll wait and see how everything plays out and where the system sends us, then be ready to play our best game of the year wherever that is. "Since this situation has never happened before in the Big 12, I think the conference should follow the lead of all of the other BCS leagues with championship games (ACC/Conference USA/Mid-American/SEC) in how they settle three-way ties. I think their systems are fairer and give more credit to how the two highest ranked teams performed against each other on the field.”

From Staff Reports