A room full of excited women packed the Red McCombs Red Zone in Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The 16th annual Mack Brown Women's Clinic gives women an opportunity to become more educated about football and hear from Texas players and coaches about the upcoming 2013 Football season.
Co-hosted by former Longhorn player Rod Babers and Longhorn Network's Kaylee Hartung, the event featured a panel of current Texas players and coaches. Offensive line coach Stacy Searels, Defensive line coach Bo Davis, Defensive tackle Chris Whaley, Offensive guard Mason Walters, Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, Offensive guard Trey Hopkins, and Offensive tackle Donald Hawkins answered questions from the audience about their experiences at the University of Texas.
The questions for the panel ranged from serious topics like the players' favorite games to silly questions like 'Which coach scares you the most?'. Most of the players answered head coach Mack Brown, which drew a huge roar of laughter from the audience.
After the player panel, head coach Mack Brown and his wife Sally Brown took the stage to answer questions from the audience. Coach Brown shared stories about his favorite memories with Coach Darrell Royal and honored Coach Royal's wife, Edith, who was in attendance at the event.
Coach Brown discussed everything from Tyrone Swoopes progress, Desmond Harrison's eligibility, and gameday emotions. Coach Brown even poked a little fun at the Longhorn Network saying, "We just got the LHN installed in our offices, I'm finally able to watch it."
The women also heard from Strength and Conditioning coach Bennie Wylie about the players workout routines and the amount of calories and types of food the players are allowed to eat.
The evening concluded with guest speaker Rusty Spindel, a longtime Football Official, who shared laughs and stories about his experiences refereeing games at the college and NFL levels. He even shared some "golden nuggets" about hand signals, penalty flags, and inadvertent whistles.