Was watching Gameday yesterday, God I miss them talking about Texas every week, and when the Big 12 South came up Lee Corso said that he thinks Mack has lost something even worse than games, his team.
Corso makes sense:
1) No discipline in assignments or fundamentals
2) No conistency
3) No improvement in any phase of the game
4) Stupid penalties e.g. Roughing the Kicker last night
5) Little enthusiasm on the field
6) Even our marquee D Coordinator puts up a miserable game plan with no adjustment
Comparably, if you watch the LSU v AL game, you see that in time outs Miles and Saban are right there in the middle of the huddle of players coaching them up and "leading." You don't see that from Mack.
What is going on? Has Mack lost this team? Has he spent too much of his time hob knobing with big boosters, working on the Longhorn Network or being a CEO instead of a coach? Has all this led him to loose touch with his players and staff to the point that when he tries to reinsert himself in a fight for his season that they just don't listen to him or get inspired by him?
If Mack has lost his team then he needs to go. Losing games is one thing that can be turned around, but when a coach loses the respect of his team, there is little he can do to get it back.