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We Knew Things Were Bad For Texas Longorns Football - Here's How Bad

Candid 2010 post-mortem information has begun to leak out of the Texas football program, and, as you would expect, it's not pretty. Mack Brown came to Texas in 1998, won nine games in each of his first three seasons, and hadn't failed to win at least ten since. They hadn't finished outside of the Top 15 in any poll since the '90s. That all changed in 2010, and the picture being painted by those inside the program is of offensive disarray and weight room lethargy. 

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From Recruitocosm:

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The dissention amongst the coaching staff, young vs. old, offense vs. defense, had spilled into the open for the players to see after the Iowa State game. Most players thought that some of the assistants already knew they were gone and they acted like they didn't give a damn in position drills, meetings, you name it.

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In fact, no one on the offensive side of the ball was really involved in coaching that week except for one coach-Major. He ran the drills and busted his butt trying to get us ready, but he didn't really have any help that we could see.

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Major and Muschamp have a very close relationship with the kids, genuinely care about how they're doing, and work their ass off when things aren't going well to make it better. Unfortunately we only had about 30% buy-in this year from the coaching staff and that bled over to the players. Those two guys and a couple others were the only ones that seemed to care towards the end.

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To take a step to the side, there is undoubtedly another side to this story. I'm no fan of Greg Davis, but this picture seems a little too one-sided to be completely accurate.

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At any rate, Kirk Bohls thinks Applewhite is getting the OC job.

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Major Applewhite has emerged as the clear front-runner to replace Davis as offensive coordinator, the Statesman has learned. He could win the job outright or share it with a co-coordinator like Wisconsin offensive line coach Bob Bostad, Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin, Tulsa offensive coordinator Chad Morris or former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.