The Texas Longhorns gritted out another tough victory this past Saturday when they went into Morgantown to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers and won in overtime. They’re currently undefeated in the Big 12, something that head coach Mack Brown predicted and we all thought impossible back in September.
With the season coming down the stretch here, there is a very real possibility that this team could be BCS bound as the champs of the conference.
If they’re going to accomplish that, though, they’re going to have to do it without two of their key starters on each side of the ball.
DT Chris Whaley and RB Johnathan Gray will both require surgery on injuries suffered in the win over West Virginia.
Texas DT Chris Whaley (knee), RB Johnathan Gray (Achilles) will need surgery, miss rest of the year. #statesman
— kbohls (@kbohls) November 10, 2013
This is a huge blow for a team that was so scrutinized when they began the year 1-2, yet have come so far since the drubbing they received from Ole Miss.
If Mack can pull off a Big 12 championship now, with two key starters out, then you really have to question whether or not he should be relieved of his duties in Austin.