Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/4/13
If this is what saving your job looks like, I'm not sure Mack Brown wants to see what it'll look like when he loses it. After Brown's Texas Longhorns squeaked out a 31-30 victory in the final minute against an Iowa State team that lost its season opener to an FCS school, DeLoss Dodds, the longtime athletic director who will retire in 2014 and who is Brown's biggest advocate, wandered onto the field, a look of relief on his face. It was a road win against a Big 12 foe, and in college football, you take that any way you can get it. Still, the way the Longhorns got it on Thursday night was sloppy and ugly, at times baffling both in their play-calling and in their mental mistakes. Ask Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads and he'd tell you the Longhorns win was also helped by some blind referees, whose call on an apparent Texas fumble on the 1-yard-line led to the game-winning touchdown. But for Brown -- who, after USC's Lane Kiffin was unceremoniously pulled off the team bus and fired last w...
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