September 21, 2006

Insider Report: Two new starters for Rice

Brown looking forward to first start (By Derek Redd, The Osceola)

Life isn't different for defensive end Everette Brown, even though his spot on the depth chart is. Sure, the redshirt freshman is happy now that the coaches tabbed him to start at defensive end for the injured D.J. Norris, but Brown's approach is the same as it has always been.

"It's not a different mindset," he said. "I take every game as a big game and going into every game, I just wait for my opportunity. I'm keeping the same intensity. It's not like I'm going out there and saying 'I'm not starting, so there isn't that much pressure.'"

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