When the Texas Longhorns were blown out by BYU the rumors and rumblings about Mack Brown’s job security began. The following week when they were blown out by Ole Miss the rumblings grew louder.
There were rumors that Mack Brown was going to be fired at the end of the season. Rumors that Texas had been talking to Nick Saban and his agent.
There was another rumor that Brown had to beat Oklahoma and get to a BCS bowl to keep his job. All this talk of his job status and security could cause him to lose focus but Brown claims it doesn’t affect him at all.
“It doesn’t affect me at all,” Brown said, via ESPN Dallas.
“There’s no giving up, no quitting in this coaching staff,” Brown said. “None of that is a factor. … None of that matters. Winning matters.”
Mack Brown leads Texas into a tough Red River Rivalry match up. Oklahoma has won three straight games, two of them by large margins. The rumors and noise outside the program could serve as motivation for the Longhorns. The seniors will be especially motivated as they look for the first win against Oklahoma in their careers.