Mack Brown compares Trevor Lawrence to Vince Young

While on with WSJS Sports Hub afternoon host Josh Graham, North Carolina Football coach Mack Brown offered his thoughts up on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. When asked to make a comparison for Lawrence, Brown likened him to a quarterback of his past: Vince Young.

Brown, of course, recruited Young to Texas — as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2002 recruiting class. He coached Young for four seasons in Austin, which ended with the Longhorns winning the 2005 national championship over USC. According to Brown, Lawrence and Young have several similarities: size, running abilities and a winning mentality.

Young finished second place in the 2005 Heisman Trophy vote, too, behind Reggie Bush of USC. After his time at Texas, Young went on to play six seasons in the NFL; he was named to two Pro Bowl rosters.

Similarly, Lawrence was the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2018 class. As a freshman, Lawrence starred for Clemson last season. The Tigers went 15-0 and went the program’s second national title in three seasons. Lawrence completed over 65 percent of his passes — to go along with 30 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. During his time in a Clemson uniform (19 games), the Tigers are a perfect 19-0.

After back-to-back defeats against Wake Forest and Appalachian State, North Carolina is set to host No. 1 Clemson this Saturday. Kickoff in Chapel Hill is set for 3:30 p.m. with the game set to be televised on ABC.


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