Posted September 28th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Mack Brown and Bill Murray

Mack Brown and Bill Murray

Comedian Bill Murray is in Austin for the Fantastic Fest film festival and stopped by to visit the Texas football facilities. He wanted to see DKR – Texas Memorial Stadium and was able to get a tour of that, Mack Brown’s office, and met briefly with Mack and a few players. Mack kissed babies, gave Murray a Texas jersey with his name on the back, and in general did his thing all in a brief 90 second meeting. was able to sit down for a quick interview with Murray and has also posted some photos as well. Read a few of the questions below:

Are you a big fan of college football in general: I am. It’s more fun. I’m from Illinois, but I really adored when Texas beat Southern Cal, because I thought that was good for the world. I thought that was great. I root more of the Illinois teams, because that’s where I’m from. But I’d like to see Illinois and Texas face off, because they both wear a variant of the orange. The burnt orange versus the orange from the Illini would be sort of like a Darwinian kind of war about which species of the orange would survive.

Are you planning on coming to the game: Well, I might. I’m getting caught up in the excitement. I’ve got an orange shirt now.

Do you see [Austin] as diverse and artistic as its reputation: I can see that. The fellow who was giving us a ride around town has a sticker on his computer that says, ‘Keep Austin Weird.’ I guess that’s a popular sentiment. But there seems like there are a lot of ‘individuals’ here. It seems more relaxed than maybe the impression a lot of people have of Texas. It’s very relaxed and I like the way the city lays out. I like the look of the buildings. Obviously there are new buildings going up, but I like the older buildings. I did see the Paggi House, which is being redone on the inside, but the few neighborhoods we’ve driven through, I like the way they felt. It seems like it would be a very pleasant place to live.


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