Texas Longhorns Update: UT’s Williams vs. OU’s Broyles will be key matchup

Texas Longhorns Update: UT’s Williams vs. OU’s Broyles will be key matchup


Kevin Flaherty – LonghornsDigest.com


The Oklahoma-Texas matchup has often been described as bone-on-bone. Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer once likened the game to two Mack trucks colliding for three hours.

In the case of Texas cornerback A.J. Williams and Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles, a more fitting example would be a Ferrari trying to keep pace with a Lamborghini. The matchup, pitting arguably Oklahoma’s best offensive player against a player who is likely Texas’s best defensive player, will be decided much more by cat-quickness and guile than the old school matchups, which had all the subtleties of a sledgehammer to the body of a 1983 Buick Skylark.

In Williams, Texas has a player that no other team in the country has: an All-America caliber cover man with the versatile talents to play the nickel back spot. Texas coach Mack Brown compared Williams’s hands to those of Dr