Jamaal Charles still supports Mack Brown

IRVING, Texas – In case you've missed it, the University of Texas football program is going through some turmoil.

Last weekend saw the Longhorns beaten 40-21 at BYU, a game in which they allowed 550 rushing yards. Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was fired, coach Mack Brown received a vote of confidence from athletic director DeLoss Dodds, and now starting quarterback David Ash will miss Saturday's game against No. 25 Ole Miss with head and right-shoulder injuries.

Texas alumnus and current Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles said he's still a supporter of Brown.

"He won a national championship," Charles said in a conference call ahead of the Dallas Cowboys visiting the Chiefs on Sunday. "I still believe in him. I think he gets the guys going. Coach Brown is just a great coach. I [was there] three years and in my three years we were able to go to a bowl game. He gets on the players so hard, if they just start listening to everything he says and take it in, coach Brown will lead a team."

Of the BYU loss, Charles said, "It kind of hurt. (Chiefs coach) Andy Reid went to BYU so he kind of teased me about that. It hurt watching the game and watching my former team. I know they prepare so much to go out there and play in an environment, and to end up with those results, it’s bad. But I still believe in my Longhorns. Hopefully we can overcome that and just take it one game at a time now."