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Mack Brown gives himself and his staff an F

Posted on: November 12, 2010 11:26 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

While it is still possilble that Texas could end up going to a bowl game this season, there isn't much question that 2010 has been a disaster for the Longhorns.  Sure, after losing a quarterback like Colt McCoy to the NFL, you figured there would be a step back in Austin this season, but nobody saw losses to UCLA, Iowa State, Baylor and Kansas State coming.  Here we are in the middle of November, and the Longhorns find themselves on the bottom of the Big 12 South with a record of 2-4 in the conference.

Which means that somebody's head has to roll. Whether deserved or not, somebody is going to have to take the blame for it, the only question is who.  Something that is hard to determine if you go based on the grades that Mack Brown has given himself and his coaching staff.  According to Brown, everyone is failing this year.

"I think it's an ‘F,'" Brown told The Statesman. "We just haven't been as productive as we should have with these players. That doesn't sound good. It's not pretty. But it's factual."

Yeah, yeah, you're all terrible.  So who's getting fired?

"This season I've been mad about half of it," Brown said. "So when you're tired and you're mad, I've been told you never make decisions.

"What you do is research information and take some time after the season to look at it and see exactly where things are. I do it every year, good and bad. Then you try to make the decision that's best.

"The biggest thing would be that people just want you to fire somebody. You want to make sure you're right. These coaches are great coaches."

If these coaches are so great, then why did you give all of them an "F"?  I've been out of school nearly ten years, did they change the grading system?  Do "F"s now stand for fantastic?  I would think it stood for fired.
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