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  • College Cashing in: Texas' Brown getting hefty pay raise

    Longhorns coach Mack Brown is getting a raise that
    would put him among the highest paid coaches in college football,
    school officials said.

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  • Nick
    Brown Hopes to be the Right Choice at Tackle
    by Nick
    Brown Hopes to be the Right Choice at Tackle
    Friday, April 15, 2005
    By Nick Wagoner
    Staff Writer

    Jammal Brown always knew that one day he would be lining up in the trenches in the NFL. According to Brown, it was predestined that one day he would be going head to head with someone about his size on Sundays.

    Of course, Brown always thought he would be doing his business on the defensive side of the ball. Coming out of McArthur High in Lawton, Okla., Brown was one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. After committing to the home-state Sooners, Brown arrived ready to put pressure on the quarterback.

    When Oklahoma asked him to protect the signal-caller instead, Brown thought about transferring. All he ever wanted was to play defense and nearly moved to Miami to become a Hurricane.

    Four years later, here Brown sits as one of the top offensive tackles awaiting his fate in the April 23 NFL Draft. Standing 6-feet-6 and 313 pounds, Brown possesses excellent quickness and burst off the ball. But it is his mean, nasty streak that sets him apart from other tackles.

    In his final two years at Oklahoma, Brown allowed just one sack, a testament to his spiteful disposition on the football field.

    “I just know that I was always taught to not let anybody get near your quarterback, so that’s what I did,” Brown said. “It’s a personal thing because you don’t want those guys just to beat you and all of the fingers will be pointing at you. So, I just make sure that no one comes close to him.”

    Brown’s quarterback, Jason White, was so well protected that he won the Heisman Trophy two seasons ago and finished in the top five last year. In fact, Brown and the rest of the offensive line were so dominant this past season that running back Adrian Peterson was also a Heisman finalist. Brown earned the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman for his efforts in 2004.

    Things haven’t been easy for Brown throughout his college career, though. He suffered a serious knee sprain in fall camp before the 2000 season. He missed the entire year. Then, in his final college game, against USC in the Orange Bowl, Brown suffered a left shoulder strain. The injury wasn’t serious, but also came in the middle of a shellacking by the Trojans adding insult to injury.

    Since that final game, Brown has done nothing to hurt his draft stock. He is clearly one of the three best tackles in the draft after having an impressive pro day at Oklahoma and running a solid 5.01 in the 40-yard dash at the combine.

    One thing Brown has going for him is the fact that he is pretty much built to play right tackle because of his run blocking ability. He will probably be the second offensive tackle off the board after Florida State’s Alex Barron. One team that could have its eyes on Brown is St. Louis.

    In need of a right...
    -04-18-2005, 03:41 AM
  • dgr828
    Josh ("Charley") Brown
    by dgr828
    Agggh! Good grief! You blockhead!
    -12-08-2008, 11:25 AM
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    Big Brown
    by Guest
    Looks like Big Brown dumped a big brown "road apple" at the Belmont. From Triple Crown threat to "also ran" in a matter of minutes. Should of been the easiest run of the Big Three. Casino Drive, the biggest threat, from Japan was a scratch. It was a mental decision, not by the jockey, but by the horse to quit.
    Let that be a lesson to those who think that animals are nothing but "tools" that are "mastered" and "controlled" by humans. Kudos to Big Brown for showing that animals have a thought process, no matter the stakes.

    RAM ON!
    -06-10-2008, 10:36 PM
  • majorram
    Josh brown
    by majorram
    GUYS is he the NEW money.. WOWWWWW

    have not stoped smiling!!!

    -10-12-2008, 01:37 PM
  • ramhard
    J. Brown versus K. Barnes
    by ramhard
    It looks like it will come down to one of these two if available. The scouting reports have Brown being 'nastier' while Barnes is more athletic. I think a lot will depend on the Pace situation. If the Rams so into the draft dragging Pace with the franchise then I think the pick is Barnes as he can play LT. Brown has been a pure RT. If Pace is signed to a long-term deal by then, then I think the pick is Brown.
    -03-05-2005, 11:18 AM