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Mack Brown: His team became soft last season

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Doomsday101, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Give credit to Texas coach Mack Brown for admitting what many coaches would consider abhorrent: His team became soft last season.

    "We depended on Colt (McCoy) so much to throw the ball," Brown said. "That I think we got softer." Brown made his remarks Monday in Dallas at the annual Big 12 media days.

    Sure, the Horns ranked 116th in the country in turnover ratio in 2010 and that was a major reason for the 5-7 record and a last place finish in the Big 12 South. But beyond the turnover issues, the inability to run the ball consistently was the single biggest reason for Texas' regression. The Horns must improve their ability to sustain drives with a tough, physical ground game.

    "I think so," Brown said. "We gotta get our swagger back and to do that you gotta be tough. This is a tough game. You're going to have to run the ball and you're going to have to stop the run and we didn't do either one of those consistently last year. That's what we have to get back to. We're going to get tough again because Texas should be a tough football team."

    The only issue with Brown's hope is that the Horns really have no proven back to lead the running game. Senior Fozzy Whitaker may begin the season as the starter, but Texas is counting on freshman Malcolm Brown (6-0, 220) to become the featured back. Brown will have to become the bruising back who can carry the load if the Horns, indeed, become a running team again.

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  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Some may have underestimated just how much McCoy meant to that team. The guy is a great leader.

    What a difference one year made.
  3. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    It's not like it's groundbreaking news, anybody who watched them could see they were a weak team
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    But they will not stay down.
  5. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Not long-term, but with that fanbase Mack has a year, maybe two to get back to 10 wins a year or risk a forced retirement
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that long. Texas has recruited very well one of the tops in the nation and as for Mack I don't see his job at risk. Under Brown Texas has been very successful and 1 bad season is not going to cost him his job
  7. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Texas fans are some of the most fickle and short-sighted in the country. This is the program that fired John Mackovich a year after winning the Big XII.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Not all of us and Mackovich overall was not producing the way Mack has.

    Mack has produced winning teams 13 out of 14 season.

    John Mackovich
    1992 Texas - Head coach, 6-5
    1993 Texas - Head coach, 5-5-1
    1994 Texas - Head coach, 8-4, Sun Bowl
    1995 Texas - Head coach, 10-2-1, Sugar Bowl
    1996 Tesas - Head coach, 8-5, Fiesta Bowl
    1997 Texas - Head coach, 4-7
    Record: 41-28-2 (.592)
  9. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    This coming from an aggie fan.... don't you think your just a tad bit biased?

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