Texas 21 - OU 63
Time to reassess: After the Red River Rivalry, should Mack Brown retire?
It’s time. Texas exposed itself in Dallas and Longhorn nation must ask whether Mack Brown is the man to lead this team any longer.
Most of the Texas Longhorns failed to even show up at the State Fair. Those who did got fried like so many Oreos, bananas, corn dogs and butter. Mack Brown showed up. I saw him on the sideline looking, well, confused.
Did anyone actually watch the second half? The stands were emptying before the half ended; the football game was all the carnival midway anyone needed.
There is no need to dissect a game that Texas gave up on in the first quarter. Instead, let’s ask some hard questions. Has Mack Brown stopped coaching and is he ready to retire? Mack, you can only be embarrassed by Oklahoma so many times before being fired at Texas.
You’ve been out-coached again by Bob Stoops. You’ve won a national championship, you deserve the right to leave on your terms. This is gut-check time.
How did Texas' defense get so bad so fast? Manny, you knew you had problems with tackling and coverage when you played Wyoming. Things have only gotten worse. Are you actually practicing this stuff?
How did Texas’ offense get so bad so fast? The defensive virus must be contagious. One stat to think about: At the end of the half, Texas had almost as many points, 2, as first downs, 3. OU, with 400 yards of offense, 200 yards rushing and 36 points, owned the ball for two-thirds of the game — in the first half.
Did anyone actually watch the second half? The stands were emptying before the half ended; the football game was all the carnival midway anyone needed. And we’re done. There is little else to say outside of this: Longhorn nation is not happy, and Mack Brown needs to be looking over his shoulder.
Because this kind of embarrassment is not anywhere in the neighborhood of Texas’ standard.