It got so bad, so quickly, that Mack Brown turned to a guy watching tape on his couch in California. He had little choice, of course.
After BYU embarrassed Texas in Week 2, beating the Longhorns 40-21 and rushing for 550 yards, the roar of regents and 'Horns supporters climbed to such audible levels that Brown had to do something . So out went defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and in was Greg Robinson, a former head coach and DC who Brown hired in the offseason to be a "personnel analyst" for Texas.
If Robinson was parsing through Texas' problematic defense on film each day and filing his fixes back to Austin, he might as well come do it himself, right? If only that were enough.
Nobody gave Brown much of a chance, after the BYU loss, to keep his job past this season, and whatever benefit was granted to him seemed to detonate upon Texas' D doing the same the following week at home against Ole Miss. When fans began wearing 'Saban 2014' shirts to tailgat...