Earl Campbell says it’s time for Mack Brown to go

Sep 14, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown reacts against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Ole Miss beat Texas 44-23. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The back and forth over Mack Brown’s job security in the public is ongoing. There are rumors that Regents met with Nick Saban’s agent, there are quotes from Saban himself saying he isn’t interested in starting over. Nevertheless the only thing that is for certain is that Brown finds himself on the hot seat, even after a 31-21 win over Kansas State.

“Nobody likes to get fired or leave a job, but things happen,” former Longhorns running back Earl Campbell said, via ESPN. “I’d go on record and say yes, I think it’s time.”

“I’d just say this, I take my hat off for USC for what they’ve done,” Campbell said referring to the Trojans firing of Lane Kiffin following a blow out loss to Arizona State. “They didn’t mess around with it. They just said, ‘Let’s do it now.’ I think at some point our university’s people are going to have make a decision.”

It wasn’t easy for Campbell to publicly call for Brown’s job.

“Very hard because Coach Brown is a very good man,” Campbell said. “I just hope he doesn’t stay. … He’s done some great things. The program, he brought it back, and we don’t need it to get run down where somebody has to start all over again.”

It looks like Brown will at least finish out the season, they’ve stuck with him this far. If Texas gets blown out by Oklahoma for a third straight year, that could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Texas has lost 3 consecutive games to Oklahoma, including a 55-17 loss in 2011 and a 63-21 loss last year.

Topics: Earl Campbell, Mack Brown, Texas Longhorns

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