My personal opinion is that Mack Brown’s integrity, ethical standards, and impact on the players should let him retire on his terms. But Mack has really become a Rorsach test. He now tells you more about you and your priorities than him. So if you over emphasize the soft side of Mack – you will have him rated higher than the football purists. I absolutely abhor the “Fire Mack Brown” cries. Not so much because they are unfair, but I just hate to see Mack have to go through these times. Because of this – it absolutely pains me to write these facts:
• Since 2010 the Longhorns have not been a national caliber program.
• Since 2010 we have not been in the top 2 teams in Texas.
• Since 2010 we have been a below 500 – bottom rungs Big XII program. Much closer to Iowa State than Oklahoma.
Now it even gets more painful.
• When you have the right guy – it does not take 3 years to turn around a program.
• The Buckeyes went from a 500 team to undefeated in 1 year in Columbus. Sumlin cleaned up Sherman's mess in exactly 1 season.
• Boom and Satan each spent 1 year cleaning up the mess and then went to a national elite program in their second year.
• Spurrier turned the Gamecocks from an absolute joke to top ten program in 2 years. Petrino even shorter time to grease up the Hogs and make them slippery.
• Coach Kelly woke up the echoes, and took the Irish from a decade of incompetence to the doorstep of the MNC. And even more painful:
• If fixing the UT program was easy, it would be done.
• If Mack Brown knew how to fix the UT program – it would be done.
• If the coaching staff was doing their job, they would not lose to TCU.
• If the game planning and preparation was acceptable we would be able to make adjustments and fix things on the go.
• If you are a football first kind of person that thinks it is absolutely necessary to fire Mack Brown to return to national prominence, I would have to agree that logic is on your side.