Texas has reassigned defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. Reeling from a 40-21 loss to unranked BYU that saw Texas fall from the polls, the Longhorns tabbed Greg Robinson to replace him.
“Our performance on defense last night was unacceptable, and we need to change that,” Texas coach Mack Brown told ESPN. “Greg will be here tonight and get with the staff and players to start preparing for Ole Miss. He will be running our defense immediately. We’re very fortunate that Greg has been around, watched all of our practice video and has a good scouting report moving forward.”
Manny Diaz will be reassigned somewhere within the athletics department, according to the school.
Greg Robinson is a former head coach at Syracuse and defensive coordinator at Michigan. He is not unfamiliar with coaching at Texas either, as he served as co-defensive coordinator in 2004.
BYU sophomore quarterback Taysom Hill ran for 259 yards – the second highest total in school history – as the Cougars racked up 550 yards on the ground and 679 yards of total offense.
To add a bit of insult to injury, the 259 yards amassed by Hill rank as the most by a quarterback since Texas’ Vince Young ran for 267 in 2005.