The running game needs an overhaul. [ESPN]
First of all, put down your gun. This is a violence-free zone. If Texas continues to tumble, I think Mack gets one more year. Another mediocre to bad year next season, and he's out. But if Texas pulls it together this year and shows improvement next season, I think he probably stays as long as he wants. But if I'm Manny Diaz, I'm not renewing any magazine subscriptions. [Dallas Morning News]
Get rid of Brown? There are risks. [SI]
That's the rub, isn't it? It's easy to sit there and look at Brown's 5-9 record against Oklahoma, his 7-13 Big 12 record since 2010 and his nine straight losses to ranked teams and say, "We can do better than this." It may well be time for a change (though I'd like to see the rest of the season play out before making that conclusion), but even with all of Texas' considerable resource and clout, there's no guarantee the next coach will become the next Nick Saban or Bob Stoops. He could well be Texas' next John Mackovic.
$2.75 million? No problem. [Dallas Morning News]
At least Brown has Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby's support. [Tulsa World]
"No, I wouldn’t say it’s troubling. I think DeLoss Dodds and Mack Brown were both disappointed with the outcome of the game. But one game doesn’t a season make. So I think they’re probably pretty devoted to their work this week, and that’s as it should be. But it’s too early to draw any conclusions about the season.
Austin is turning into a foxhole. [Saturday Morning Quarterback]
Helpful hints when your football team is terrible. [Inside Texas]
Kenny Vaccro is no longer on Twitter. [Dallas Morning News]
Manny Diaz talks Baylor.
The mid-season report isn't what we thought it would be. [ESPN]
What does the game come down to? [CBS Sports]
Can Baylor avoid turnovers? Texas had trouble defending the wide-open offenses of Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Oklahoma. Baylor has plenty of weapons to score with the Longhorns, but the Bears committed six turnovers in last week's loss to TCU. If QB Nick Florence has had one problem this season, it's giveaways. Such mistakes can't happen in this game if BU is to compete.
Make the Bears pay. [Inside Texas]
"We don't know anything," Barnes said. "We're going about our business and we'll do that until we find out what the situation might be, and we'll just go from there." [ESPN]
Myck Kabongo will continue to practice until someone tells UT he can't. [Washington Post]
The USA Today Coaches' Poll has Texas at #24. [SB Nation]
Have you missed TexAgs? Well, here you go. [TexAgs]