Jul 23, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown speaks to the media during the Big 12 media days at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Texas athletic department continues to back Mack Brown

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Although the Texas Longhorn fans and a large portion of the media have seemingly turned against Head Coach Mack Brown, the Texas athletic department, namely Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds, continues to publicly back the coach.

“Mack’s fine,” Dodds told Kirk Bohls of the American-Statesman on Wednesday morning. “I know we didn’t play well Saturday. Mack will know if he should be coaching (at Texas) or shouldn’t be. I know this is my responsibility, and I’m not shying away from it. The bottom line is I’m for the kids and the coaches.”

Brown’s Longhorns have struggled since playing in the 2010 National Championship, a game in which starting quarterback Colt McCoy was injured early and the Longhorns were rolled by the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Longhorns then went 5-7 in 2010 and 8-5 in 2011, posting losing seasons in the Big 12 in both years.

After a 9-4 season in 2012 culminating in a fantastic come from behind victory over Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl, the Longhorns had high hopes. Those hopes were dashed by the BYU Cougars Saturday. The Cougars embarrassed the Longhorns, rushing for 550 yards en route to a 40-21 victory.

It won’t get any easier for the Longhorns this weekend. They host the 2-0 Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night. Kickoff is at 8:00 pm EST and the game is on the Longhorn Network.

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