Posted October 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer The Texas defense is in crisis. Players say they have no confidence in stopping the run, they struggle to line up correctly and openly wonder if everyone is playing hard every play. And week after week, the Longhorns (4-2, 0-2 Big 12) can't seem to tackle. ''Tackling is something you should have learned a long time ago,'' cornerback Quandre Diggs said. ''We miss a tackle and it goes for 95 yards.'' The list of flaws and dismal performances the last four weeks have many Texas fans calling for second-year defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to be fired. Others question coach Mack Brown's ability to hang on beyond this season after a 63-21 loss to Oklahoma. Brown said he has confidence in Diaz, and the coaching staff is working hard to fix the problems. ''We've got a chance to go back and win the next six ball games and win 10 games, and that's what we're planni...

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