UT fans criticize Mack Brown

UT fans criticize Mack Brown

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Mack Brown has been the Texas Longhorn Football Coach since 1998 and while some still believe he can get it done, other fans aren't so sure.

FOX 7 has heard from UT alumni, football fans and even former players. But no matter how they feel about Coach Brown, they all agree the performance on the field is not living up to UT standards.

After falling short again, the Conference Championship is out of the question.

Rod Babers, a Texas Football Alumni, Former NFL player and now sports radio show host gets more calls than ever before questioning the head coach.

"That group has now grown larger than it's ever been and it's louder than it's ever been," said Babers. "In three years, if we haven't really figured out what's ailing the team, then it's something deeply rooted."

When it comes to Mack Brown, it has some UT Football fans on opposite sides.

"I think Mack has done great for the university, great for the team, great for the program, but I think it's time to move on," said fan, Mike Lusto.

Another fan, Matt Toerner, said, "He put us back on the map. We used to be horrible before that."

Lusto said, "You need some fresh blood every now and then. The program's kind of stagnated and I think it's time for a change."

"In 2005, when we won the national championship, we weren't supposed to be that amazing or anything, but we went on and won it all," Toerner said.

Lusto said, "He's been a part of the university for so long...it's hard to move in another direction after all this time, but, like I said, I think it's time."

"We got David Ash and Case McCoy, I think we should give him a couple more years...we're a whole young team," Toerner said.

Babers said, "I'm in the minority. I think Mack can get it done, but I'm not saying I'm right, I'm just saying I'm in the minority."

"It's not something that's keeping us from winning games, but it's keeping us from living up to the expectations being the Longhorn brand," Babers said.

Babers compares Texas Football to FOX's TV show, "House."

"House goes through all these different things, he treats the symptoms and goes through all these different possibilities of what could be afflicting the patient," said Babers.

At the end of every "House" episode there is an ‘ah-ha' moment.

"He figures out exactly what is ailing the patient," said Babers. "You're House."

If Mack Brown doesn't find a remedy soon, some say 2013 should be his final season.

If the Horns can defeat Kansas State next weekend, the Cotton Bowl may still be in play.

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