After managing a 4-1 start to the season that included a narrow shootout loss to top ranked West Virginia in Week 6 it looked like Mack Brown might finally be turning the corner during his 15th season at Texas.
Sure, maybe they wouldn’t win the national championship but perhaps this was the team that could return the Longhorns to the top of the Big 12 and the BCS.
Well, all bets are off after the 63-21 drubbing vs. Oklahoma, the third loss in a row to the Sooners and the eighth consecutive loss to a ranked team.
It’s unreasonable to say that the Texas coaching staff could have righted the ship at halftime when the game was basically out of reach, but this is a team that was outplayed from the opening gun to the final whistle.
When you’re the program that hauls in Top 5 rated recruiting classes year-in and year-out, there is no excuse to take that level of talent and get drilled against a one-loss team (or anybody for that matter).
You have to wonder how much longer the Texas brass will stand behind Mack Brown.