"Very honestly, we’ve seen Sam. We know what Sam’s going to do,” Brown said. "We know more about who he is and what their offense is. We have not even been able to study Landry that much. What you’re worried about is if you’re sitting there and you’re not sure who’s going to play.”
McCoy’s well-wishes toward Bradford were predictable.
The two developed a friendship touring New York City together during last year’s Heisman Trophy weekend. They were roommates last summer at Peyton and Eli Manning’s Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La.
"I’ve talked to him a little bit in the past month since he’s been injured, just encouraging him, hoping he’s feeling better,” McCoy said of communicating with Bradford. "We probably won’t say anything this week, though.”
Bradford completed 28 of 39 passes for 387 yards for five touchdowns in a 45-35 loss to the Longhorns last year.
Asked if he thought his defense did a good job containing Bradford, Muschamp forced a smile and said, "I wouldn’t think 400 yards passing is good, and we gave up too many explosive plays ... I thought it was very poor.”
Muschamp studied footage of Bradford’s return performance last Saturday against Baylor, during which Bradford completed 27 of 49 passes for 389 yards and had multiple passes dropped.
"I thought he looked very good ... very comfortable, good arm strength,” Muschamp said of Bradford. "I thought he made some outstanding throws. I didn’t see a whole lot of drop-off at all.”
Brown said he never would have guessed Bradford was injured after watching how he performed against Baylor.
"Bradford being Bradford, he’s going to make plays,” Kindle said. "That’s just how good he is. He’s a great quarterback.
"That guy can make it happen.”
And the Longhorns are glad they get the chance to try and stop him.
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