Texas defensive ends Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeffcoat have combined for seven sacks. Okafor was named the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year. Jeffcoat and safety Kenny Vaccaro were preseason first-team picks.
"We can be as good as we want to be," Byndom said. "As long as we continue to work hard and keep putting in the effort, we can be that good. We want to be great. We want to be No. 1, of course. It that's not your goal, then you shouldn't have any goals."
Those goals may be a little skewed against WVU, though, and Brown said the Mountaineers "have absolutely no weaknesses." He likened the offense to the Texas team that won the 2005 national title with quarterback Vince Young helping his team average 50 points per game, or the Southern Cal team Texas beat for the national title that featured Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush.
"They're just unbelievable," Brown said. "Geno's thrown 20 touchdowns and no interceptions. He's probably ahead of the curve that Robert Griffin set last year. He'd got to be the leader for the Heisman. He makes no mistakes. He's very confident and very smart. His receivers are unbelievable. They've got two great running backs. They've got three seniors and a huge offensive line up front.
"I think they may be as good as any offense we've ever seen."
Exaggeration or not, the reality is the Longhorns have seen something similar already. Texas beat Oklahoma State 41-36 on a last-minute touchdown Saturday. The Longhorns allowed 275 yards rushing and 301 yards passing.
WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen spent the 2010 season as Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator and his offense isn't much different now than it was then.
"We're essentially running the same plays we ran when he was here," Cowboys Coach Mike Gundy said.
Those plays averaged 8.6 yards per snap against Texas, which will have a second week of preparation to better defend the Mountaineers.
"They're not exactly the same as Oklahoma State, but they're very, very similar," said Brown, whose Texas teams were 7-1 against Texas Tech when Holgorsen was an assistant there in 2000-07. "We'll probably have some advantage in having coached the same thing two weeks in a row, but they'll have some advantages, too, because they're very close to the Oklahoma State staff and Oklahoma State did a good job moving the ball against us."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.