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Mack Brown's seat gets hotter after first Big 12 loss

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11:24 AM ET 11.17 | Mack Brown's many critics were handed another incriminating piece of evidence to make a case against him returning next season with the Longhorns' 38-13 loss to Oklahoma State at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Brown was ranked 70th on Coacheshotseat.com last week. He'll be a lot higher this week. For Brown, the most lopsided home loss of his Texas career had horrible timing. The Longhorns' eighth straight defeat against a ranked team at home came in front of new athletic director Steve Patterson and a ton of key recruits and fans who want either wins or change. "They won in about every way you can win," Brown said. Maybe Brown had to realistically win out for a Big 12 title to keep his job after the two early losses to BYU and Ole Miss. Maybe he was more secure than that. The lack of a competitive effort against another Big 12 contender may trump everything else. Don't expect those Nick Saban rumors to go away anytime soon.

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November 17, 2013  11:31 AM ET

Saban....LOL

Heard it was a done deal, just waiting for the season to end....

November 17, 2013  11:35 AM ET

SMU QB leads the nation in passing but Dallas Morning News would rather run a boiler plate story on the Austin team. Smh.

November 17, 2013  11:54 AM ET

Oh well it was a good run ... the team showed tons of heart ... leaders stepped up.
Critics were silenced for a bit ... I guess they'll come back with a vengeance - the worst ones are on the Longhorn message boards!

Win or lose it's a given Mack will not come back next year.

As far as the game ... it was obvious UTx could not stop OkState or match them score for score with Case at QB. I wanted to see Swoopes a bit earlier, just to see if his spark could have made a difference. Case, Mike Davis, Diggs and the LBs didn't play well ... it happens sometimes.

November 17, 2013  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I wanted to see Swoopes a bit earlier, just to see if his spark could have made a difference. Case, Mike Davis, Diggs and the LBs didn't play well ... it happens sometimes.

I would have liked to see Tyrone too (a few weeks ago actually) but at this point there's no reason to burn his redshirt. Once McCoy started having success it all became a moot point.

Bottom line - that BYU loss was the death knell for the Carolina con man. Yesterday could have been tolerated by the faithful had the stench of the Cougar game not been around.

November 17, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I would have liked to see Tyrone too (a few weeks ago actually) but at this point there's no reason to burn his redshirt. Once McCoy started having success it all became a moot point. Bottom line - that BYU loss was the death knell for the Carolina con man. Yesterday could have been tolerated by the faithful had the stench of the Cougar game not been around.

Swoopes redshirt was burned weeks ago.

Sumlin to USC, Briles locked up in Waco, Saban's not the answer ... do we go after Malzahn, Mush or Patterson? Others?

November 17, 2013  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Swoopes redshirt was burned weeks ago.Sumlin to USC, Briles locked up in Waco, Saban's not the answer ... do we go after Malzahn, Mush or Patterson? Others?

Charlie Strong, but I'd rather the Gadahs nab him at our earliest convenience.

November 17, 2013  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Swoopes redshirt was burned weeks ago....

I had no idea.

FIRE MACK!!!

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November 17, 2013  01:34 PM ET

Mack = Toast

November 17, 2013  01:48 PM ET

I hear Will Muschamp might be available soon...

November 17, 2013  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Mack = Toast

Put a fork in him-he's done. Time to help Mack pack.

November 17, 2013  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I hear Will Muschamp might be available soon...

Lame Kiffin has some spare time these days.

November 17, 2013  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Swoopes redshirt was burned weeks ago.Sumlin to USC, Briles locked up in Waco, Saban's not the answer ... do we go after Malzahn, Mush or Patterson? Others?

Please scratch Patterson off your list. We like him just fine in purple and burnt orange would not look good on him. Don't mind if you keep Brown or get anyone else though.

November 17, 2013  03:00 PM ET

Mack Brown is the original Lane Kiffin. I don't know why they have kept him as long as they have, but if you stay around long enough eventually you get enough talented players to lead the team for you. It's clear that it's his last year since the guy that keeps him employed is retiring from complications due to living to be 109 years old. I thought Muschamp gave up like 10 years of his life as the coach in waiting on the Long Horns staff. Glad he was able to leave for a 5 year stint to turn the Gators program around, now it's time for him to take his rightful place atop Bevo. The Gators do look completely different than they looked under Urban Meyer. I mean I never hear about their players getting arrested anymore. I never hear about their players at all, in fact.

November 17, 2013  04:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Swoopes redshirt was burned weeks ago.Sumlin to USC, Briles locked up in Waco, Saban's not the answer ... do we go after Malzahn, Mush or Patterson? Others?

USC interviewing Del Rio now....

November 17, 2013  07:52 PM ET

Lane Kiffen's available.

November 17, 2013  07:58 PM ET

Go get Art Briles.......wait....never mind.

November 17, 2013  08:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Lane Kiffen's available.

Why is there a 3 loss team ranked ahead of Arizona State in the AP poll???

November 17, 2013  08:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Why is there a 3 loss team ranked ahead of Arizona State in the AP poll???

It could be worse-they could be having a lousy year and be in the Bottom 10.

 
November 17, 2013  08:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Why is there a 3 loss team ranked ahead of Arizona State in the AP poll???

Same reason Stanford and Texas A & M are ahead of Michigan State and Oklahoma State.

Because polls are nothing but popularity contests and hogwash that takes into account beginning rankings.

Polls are the ultimate BS.

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