It can be confusing when two players on a team have the same name. Or at least two names that sound identical. With that in mind, we can give Texas head coach Charlie Strong an excuse after sending a congratulatory tweet to the wrong Texas Longhorn last night.
Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown rounded out the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night in Chicago, going to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots with the 32nd and final pick of the first round. Brown was the first Texas player to be drafted since 2013 after the Longhorns were shut out a year ago, and naturally Strong was happy to see a player from his team go in the first round. Why would he not? This led Strong to take to Twitter to publicly congratulate Brown…
There was just one small problem with that. This tweet was directed to Texas running back Malcolm Brown. Oops.
Strong soon deleted the inaccurate tweet and passed along his best wishes to the right player, but it is good to know Malcolm Brown was ready for such confusion Thursday night. He just probably didn’t expect his coach to be among the many who got caught up in the confusion. Surely all parties involved are having a good laugh now.
Helmet sticker to Burnt Orange Nation for the screen grab.