Texas Football: How the Longhorns Can Turn It Around in 2012

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Texas Football: How the Longhorns Can Turn It Around in 2012

Here we go again. The No. 25 Texas Longhorns are a middling 4-2 through the first half of the season for the third year in a row with the team primed to come completely off the rails in Big 12 play. Can they turn it around, or is there more to come?

The defense cannot tackle. The offensive line is getting bullied. And as if that weren't enough, the 'Horns just lost junior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, arguably the best player on the entire team, for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral.

Fans are calling for the head coach Mack Brown's job after the 63-21 loss to Oklahoma pushed his record to 5-9 against the 'Horns' most bitter rival. Unfortunately for them, there is a $3.5 million buy-out standing between Brown and the unemployment line, so what's the next best option? Pull it together.

The Longhorns may be a bad team right now, but they are a bad team with a lot of talented players on both sides of the ball. With an attitude change and better personnel usage, the Longhorns could salvage the 2012 season and put this nightmare behind them.

Here's how Mack Brown and his staff can do just that.

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