Mack Brown got Texas in the BCS Title game in January of 2010, but the last two seasons have been a struggle for the Longhorns. After losing six players to the NFL, a young Texas team limped to a 5-7 finish in 2010, and 2011 hasn’t been much better: Quarterback issues, youth, and a deceptive 4-2 record.
Why is it deceptive? The front-loaded schedule was filled with laughable, standard-issue out-of-conference jokers. They’ve beaten nobody good, and only have one more definite victory on the schedule (Kansas). There’s a chance Texas will finish 5-7 again and miss another bowl game. Indulge me: Who are the Longhorns beating out of Texas Tech, (at) Missouri, Kansas State, Texas A&M and (at) Baylor?
And now, to pile on, Barry Switzer and T. Boone Pickens are laughing at the expense of Brown:
Pickens says Switzer wrote to him suggesting that Oklahoma State shouldn’t “beat them as bad as the Sooners did because we want to keep Mack Brown as coach — we want somebody that both of us can beat.”
Sick burn. [Dallas Morning News]