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Mack Brown Says Smith May Be Best Quarterback In Big 12 History

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Texas Head Coach Mack Brown is both looking forward to Saturday's game against West Virginia and dreading it.

Brown spoke with the media on the Big 12 weekly teleconference and is very impressed with WVU Quarterback Geno Smith.

"I think as good as our quarterbacks have been, he is playing as good or better than any quarterback we have ever had," Brown said. "He is just unbelievable and he hasn't made a mistake."

Brown is also concerned about what his defense will face as a whole against the West Virginia offense.

"They are just unbelievable," Brown said. "Geno has thrown 20 touchdowns and no interceptions. He is probably ahead of the curve that Robert Griffin set last year. The receivers are unbelievable and they have good backs. They have three seniors on a huge offensive line up front and I think they may be as good as any offense we have ever seen."

Brown joked about his Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz and his preparation for the upcoming game against WVU.

"I've been down there (to his office) three times and he has his door closed and he is under the desk," Brown laughed. "It's hard to communicate with the defensive staff so far. They are just sick. I think they are really trying to figure out how to slow them down. You are not going to stop them, you have to try to figure out how to slow them down."

This will be West Virginia's first road game in the Big 12. It will be in front of more than 100,000 fans in Austin, Texas. Brown went out of his way to welcome WVU and its fans to the league.

"We are so excited about West Virginia being in the league and want to welcome all of the West Virginia fans to Austin this weekend," Brown stated. "They bring so much to the league and are one of the great teams in America this year. This should be a fun game and I think the West Virginia fans will love the stadium and the environment."

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