Texas Head Coach Mack Brown Says He Would Boo Himself Right Now
There are plenty of "boo birds" heating up head coach Mack Brown's seat after the rough start to Texas' 2013 season, including Brown himself.
That's right, the Longhorns' head coach said he would boo himself if he were in the stands at Darrell K. Royal—Texas Memorial Stadium watching UT falter, as tweeted by Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News (h/t Matt Lombardi, CollegeSpun).
Mack tells the fans again to root for the players: "They don't have to like me. I'm not happy with me right now. I might boo me."— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) September 16, 2013
The comments came after UT's second straight loss—a 44-23 defeat at the hands of Ole Miss. The Longhorns, who are 1-2, gave up 272 rushing yards to the Rebels just a week after being gouged for 550 by BYU.
After the BYU fiasco, Texas fired defensive coordinator Manny Diaz.
The 'Horns rank No. 123 (out of 125) in the nation in rush defense, as they have allowed more than 308 rushing yards per game.
UT joins Massachusetts and New Mexico State as the only teams to have allowed more than 300 rushing yards per game this season—not exactly strong company for the only program with its own ESPN network.
As a result, Brown, the second highest-paid coach in college football, is considered to be sitting on one of the hottest seats in the nation.
Brown is in his 16th season in Austin and has won one national title and two Big 12 Conference titles during his tenure.
Will Mack Brown last the season in Texas?
Texas is in the midst of a string of disappointing seasons, as it has had four or more losses in each of the last three years. Prior to the recent slump, Texas played for the 2010 national championship and lost to Alabama.
While records of a 5-7, 8-5 and 9-4 would be outstanding for some teams and at least acceptable for many more, Texas is rightfully held to a higher standard.
In addition to Brown's gaudy salary, UT has the on-field talent that should have it in the national title hunt. The Horns brought in three straight recruiting classes in the Top 4 of the 247Sports composite ratings from 2010-2012.
Theoretically, that talent should have the Longhorns in the Top 5. However, as Brown told the fans, the pressure is on him, not the players to increase production.
If Brown can't make that happen, he'll be booing himself right out of a job.
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