Hey, Mack Brown: Your nine 10-win seasons, your four BCS game appearances, your national championship and your 141-39 record (including an 86-27 mark in Big 12 play) are no longer good enough for the University of Texas.
The fans want you gone. A few prominent boosters surely want you gone. And now, offshore oddsmakers think you’ll be gone, listing you as a -140 favorite to be fired prior to the 2013 season. (He could also resign.)
Brown, now in his 15th season, has posted just a 17-14 overall record since 2010, the year after the Longhorns went 13-1 and lost to Alabama in the BCS title game. Poor quarterback play has been a culprit, and so too has a leaky defense that has fallen off since Will Muschamp left prior to the 2011 season.
Thing is, Brown’s job looked safe less than three weeks ago. Texas pulled off a thrilling 41-36 road win at Oklahoma State on Sept. 29, improving to 4-0 and 9th in the coaches poll. But things fell apart a week later (Texas lost 48-45 to West Virginia), and last week’s unforgivable 63-21 loss to Oklahoma has fans demanding change.
Will Brown be back in 2013? The guess here is he gets another year to turn things around.
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Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.