Sep 14, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown before kick-off against the Mississippi Rebels at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns' Mack Brown focused on winning

The Texas Longhorns football team has been living under the cloud that is head coach Mack Brown’s employment status. He was reportedly under pressure to run the table including beating Oklahoma and reportedly getting to a BCS Bowl to keep his job. Then came the reports that Texas regents met with Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s agent about the head coach job.

Mack Brown is doing his best to ignore the rumors and focus on the task at hand, winning games one week at a time.

“I’m worried about beating Kansas State,” Brown said in an interview with ESPN aired Saturday morning on “College GameDay.”

“The way fans are, you go back and get on a run, win the rest of the games and you go win a BCS game and all of a sudden we’re playing a for a national championship next year. I’ve been on both ends of this, many times.”

Their opponent this week, Kansas State, lost the season opener to the FCS school, North Dakota State. He does understands fans frustration with their record and he feels the same “miserable” feelings.

“But as a coach, you’re challenged, you’re competitive,” Brown said. “I don’t like where we are but I love the fight to get it fixed, I love the fight to get it back, that’s who, that’s what I am.”

“The people that I’ve talked to in the past say you don’t know ’til that day,” Brown said. “And if you start thinking about the end instead of tonight, it’s not fair to you, it’s not fair to your staff, it’s not fair to your team.”

 

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